Sheryl Grant | Director of Alternative Credentials and Badge Research, HASTAC
Current Position and Past Experience
Sheryl Grant is director of alternative credentials and badge research for HASTAC, an international network of educators and digital visionaries committed to the creative development and critical understanding of new technologies in life, learning, and society.
Sheryl is a strategist, consultant, published author, and PhD candidate at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill's School of Information and Library Science where her research focuses on open digital badges and alternative credentials, as well as connected learning, technology-mediated social participation and reputation systems.
In 2011, HASTAC administered the Badges for Lifelong Learning Competition, which awarded over $4 million to 30 digital badge development projects in 2012, and the Digital Media and Learning Research Competition on Badging and Badge System Design in 2013. Her book What Counts as Learning: Open Badges for New Opportunities is a synthesis of lessons learned from the first year of badge system design across 30 projects.
Education, Honors and Achievements
Grant earned her MSLS from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s School for Information and Library Science, where she is currently pursuing her Ph.D.
You can connect with Sheryl Grant on LinkedIn and on the HASTAC website. You can also find her on Twitter @slgrant.