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Creative Approaches to Assessing Micro-Credential Skills and Competencies: AI and Blockchain-Enabled Assessment


Mar 11, 2021 10:35 AM

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Laura Jo Gunter
President and CEO @Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT)
Laura Jo Gunter became NAIT’s seventh President and CEO on August 24, 2020. An innovative leader, she brings extensive post-secondary knowledge and an entrepreneurial spirit to her role. Prior to joining NAIT, Ms. Gunter was President and CEO of Bow Valley College in Calgary. During her tenure she led the creation of a new strategic plan, Open Doors – Open Minds. She expanded Bow Valley College’s brand locally, nationally and internationally through significant partnerships with global companies. She also initiated Pivot-Ed, a platform that re-imagines adult education to help those needing to pivot in their careers. Pivot-Ed incorporates AI-driven assessments based on workplace simulations and micro-credentialing using blockchain technology.
Dr. Misheck Mwaba
President and CEO @Bow Valley College
Misheck has a broad professional background in progressively responsible roles that engage academic leadership, instructional and curriculum design, applied research, and cross-functional engineering team leadership. Prior to joining Bow Valley College, Misheck was the Dean of Media, Trades, and Technology at Niagara College in Ontario. There, Misheck provided oversight to more than 40 academic programs that made up more than a third of total student enrolment at that college. He oversaw the development and launch of new programs and worked collaboratively across the college to establish the entrepreneurship hub, which supported his vision for infusing entrepreneurial skills development into both programming and broader college experience. He also led initiatives that resulted in the awarding of funds for equipment renewal as well as a significant provincial investment to construct and equip a laboratory for electric and hybrid vehicles.