CBC: Alberta’s searchable teacher registry to go live this week

CBC: Alberta’s searchable teacher registry to go live this week. “Starting later this week Albertans will be able to search an online database and find out the names and professional standings of 162,000 teachers and teacher leaders dating back to 1954. The province’s new teacher registry will have information about what certificates teachers hold, what the status of those certificates is and when they were issued.”

KMBC: Kansas board passes measure to ease COVID-19-related substitute teacher shortages

KMBC: Kansas board passes measure to ease COVID-19-related substitute teacher shortages. “A Kansas state board is hoping that making it easier to obtain a substitute teaching license will help ease the severe shortage of substitute teachers across the state. The Kansas State Board of Education Wednesday passed a temporary emergency change to the requirements to obtain a Temporary Emergency Authorized License.”

Security Boulevard: Hunting for secrets on GitHub

Security Boulevard: Hunting for secrets on GitHub. “We need to educate developers about just how bad of an idea it is to store credentials in their code and how much worse of an idea it is to commit secrets to code repositories (whether they are public or private). When secrets get committed to public repos, attackers can use tools like git-wild-hunt to quickly identify and exploit them.”

International Rescue Committee: IRC launches online platform for refugees and immigrants in the United States seeking to obtain medical accreditation and join the fight against Coronavirus

International Rescue Committee: IRC launches online platform for refugees and immigrants in the United States seeking to obtain medical accreditation and join the fight against Coronavirus. “The International Rescue Committee (IRC) announces today Refugees.Rescue.org an online platform and collaboration with partners that will help refugees and immigrants who are trained medical and health professionals but are not credentialed in the U.S. to join the fight against COVID-19. There are currently 165,000 underutilized health-care refugee and immigrant workers who likely obtained their health-related education outside the United States, according to research from the Migration Policy Institute.”

PRWeb: Concentric Sky Announces BadgeRank – a New Search Engine for Digital Badges (PRESS RELEASE)

PRWeb: Concentric Sky Announces BadgeRank – a New Search Engine for Digital Badges (PRESS RELEASE). “Powered by a sophisticated ranking algorithm, BadgeRank indexes over 100,000 digital badges from around the world and ranks them based on signals such as Endorsements by external organizations and Outcomes for credential holders. The ability to sort learning achievements based on meaningful signals is essential to building the next generation of credentialing technology.” Apparently the search engine searches for badges compliant with the Open Badges standard, about which I knew nothing. Overview at https://openbadges.org/ .

Times of Malta: Malta becomes first country to explore blockchain education certificates

Times of Malta: Malta becomes first country to explore blockchain education certificates. “The government has launched a pilot project to explore the possibility of issuing educational certificates on the blockchain. The project will see diplomas at MCAST, training certificates at ITS, and equivalence statements, accreditation and licensure from the NCFHE, all issued on the emerging technology this year.”