The Current Landscape of Digital Documentation: Challenges and Opportunities – Webinar

The International Admissions and Recognition of Qualification (IARQ) group proudly presents the first Webinar hosted by our group: “The Current Landscape of Digital Documentation: Challenges and Opportunities”

Location: Online via Zoom. The webinar link will be sent to registered attendees one day before the webinar.

Date and time: 7 October 2021, 13:00-14:30 CET (UTC+1).

Registration deadline: 30 September 2021

The webinar will be recorded, and the recording will be available to all registered attendees shortly after the webinar.

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As digital educational documents are becoming increasingly common, we are delighted to have Margaret Wenger, Senior Director of Evaluations at Educational Credential Evaluators Inc. (ECE), join us to give us a presentation on the current landscape of digital documentation.

Meg will start with a brief overview of where we are in the scope of educational documentation, with a description of the current methods and electronic formats in which we receive documents to assess, as well as online verification models. There are a number of formats and delivery methods, including email, online portals, data exchange, scratch cards, QR codes, blockchain certificates, graduation databases, and others. As with any other credentials, we need to be prepared with ways to confirm authenticity, and best practices will be shared and discussed.

Meg will also share tools and resources to help determine whether electronic sources and third-party providers are trustworthy, as well as insights gained from the TAICEP Digital Docs Provider Fair that took place in March 2021.

After the presentation there will be a Q&A session.

Margaret Wenger has worked at Educational Credential Evaluators, Inc., a non-profit credential evaluation agency, since 1990, currently holding the position of Senior Director of Evaluation. As Senior Director of Evaluation, Margaret leads evaluation policy development, new evaluator training, and coordinates quality assurance efforts. She is the author of ECE Presents: The Educational System of Tunisia and The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia: Its Educational System and Methods of Evaluation, as well as contributing to the NAFSA Guide to Educational Systems Around the World (1998 and 2009), and other publications. She has given workshops at number of international conferences including NAFSA, NAGAP, CGS, and EAIE, and she serves as chair of the Digital Student Data Task Force of the Association for International Credential Evaluation Professionals (TAICEP), as well as co-chairing the Groningen Declaration Network Task Force on Verification Policies and Best Practices.