TAICEP At Your Desk: “Introduction to Digital Records”

May 14, 2020 @ 10:00 am – 11:15 am

Date/Time:  Thursday, May 14, 2020, 10:00 am to 11:00 am Eastern (11:15 if we have a lot of questions :))  


Join TAICEP for an introduction to different types of digital student data. This webinar will include information about a number of national and international digital student data systems that allow credentials evaluators, admissions professionals, and others to securely and quickly receive authentic digital student records. Some of the systems focus on verifying graduation data through a secure portal, while others allow an approved recipient to download a learner’s entire educational record. In some cases, digital records can be verified or downloaded through the use of technological innovations such as blockchain, QR codes, or proprietary software, while other systems rely on students logging in to a national repository and releasing their records to your institution.

TAICEP wants to help you navigate this evolving landscape. To that end, Peggy Hendrickson of Transcript Research, a private evaluation company in the US, and Simone Ravaioli of Digitary, a leader in digital student data, will take you on a fast-paced tour of the world of digital student records.


Peggy Bell Hendrickson has spent almost 20 years combining her love of international education with her need to create lists. She’s contributed to such publications as the NAFSA Online Guide to Educational Systems around the World, the AACRAO Electronic Database for Global Education (EDGE), the TAICEP Talk Newsletter, the 2010 AACRAO International Guide, the NAFSA Guide to International Student Recruitment, and others. Peggy has presented on country updates, secondary education, professional development, international transfer credits, researching international education systems, accreditation, electronic verification services, bogus institutions, and more.

Simone Ravaioli, Director, Strategic Partnerships – Digitary, is the Creative EdTech influencer with a portfolio of experiences founding and contributing to the advancement of digital credentials and open standards initiatives for the digital transformation of international higher education.  Simone is currently Director of Strategic Partnerships at Digitary, the company that developed and maintains My eQuals, the digital credential platform in use by all the public Universities in Australia and New Zealand.  He co-founded and chaired the EAIE Digital Student Data Portability task force (2010 – 2014), initiative which then seeded the creation of the Groningen Declaration Network. For this role was presented with the EAIE Rising Star award in 2011. Simone is a member of the ESCO Maintenance Committee and the EU Blockchain Observatory and Forum at the European Commission. He additionally serves in the Advisory Board of the Open Recognition Alliance and the Board of Directors of the International Council on Badges and Credentials. In the standardization community he contributes to the Steering Committee of the PESC Competencies&Credentials UserGroup and Chairs the IEEE Interoperable Learner Record workshop. In 2019 Simone is the recipient of the PESC Distinguished Service award for his long-standing contribution to interoperability in global student mobility. Within the credential evaluation space, he has nurtured a specific interest in “Digital Portability of Recognition” and the impact that digital credentials technologies could have in streamlining international admissions, under the political scaffolding of the Global Recognition Convention.

Registration:  Registration is free and open to TAICEP members and non-members.  To register, click HERE.


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