GDN-TAICEP Authentication Mapping Tool -October 2019 Newsletter

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The GDN-TAICEP Authentication Project is developing a mapping tool to meet their overall goal of creating trusted resource tools to support learner mobility and credential evaluation. The collaborative project is planning an online mapping tool, which would be an easily navigable source of trusted document and verification providers around the world.

While many credential evaluation practices still rely on paper documents and verification methods that lag behind the rapid expansion of digital resources, and evaluators are also concerned about the reliability of third-party verification resource providers, the need for resources that are nimble enough to keep up with constant change while being totally reliable is increasingly acute.

The ambitious mapping tool would allow users to select a country and be directed to a list of resources that would include relevant instructions on how to use each resource. Apart from the obvious benefits to evaluators and other international education professionals, the mapping tool is expected of be of significant benefit to the students with decreases in evaluation delays that are currently normal in many situations.

With support from GDN (the Groningen Declaration Network) and TAICEP, the mapping tool is in an early stage of planning and development, still needing funding and a host, but the overall goal and benefits are clear.

If you are interested in the development of this mapping tool, please visit the TAICEP webpage about the mapping tool and leave a comment by clicking HERE.

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Shereen has been conducting research on educational credentials from precedent and non-precedent source countries and reviewing documents for evaluations for internationally educated physiotherapists for over 6 years. Prior to her experience at CAPR, Shereen worked as an Outreach Liaison Specialist at Job Skills supporting newcomers and immigrants in York Region. Shereen holds an Honours Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology and Communication, Culture and Information Technology from the University of Toronto and a post-graduate certificate in Corporate Communications from Seneca College. Shereen also co-presented at the TAICEP 2016 conference in Chicago on the following topic "Increasing Pre-Arrival Support for Internationally-Educated Professionals in a Culture of Openness and Transparency." She also recently presented at the 2017 conference on education fraud and degree mills, and is currently the Chair of the Marketing and Communications Committee at TAICEP.

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