Etienne Wenger, influential thinker and researcher in the field of learning and knowledge management who is known for his groundbreaking work on communities of practice, has given a keynote at ECTEL 2014 in Graz, Austria. In this inspiring keynote he has shared his views on the challenges of learning for our age. Towards the end of his talk, he highlighted that
The 21st century is going to be the century of identity
Forming, transforming, developing identity has become increasingly complex with the complexity of the landscapes of knowledge and competences and the individual learning trajectories in this landscape. To the TEL community, he has posed the challenge of finding ways of supporting identity-related processes.
EmployID addresses with its research one important aspect in this challenge: how to facilitate with the use of technology such identity transformation in a professional context. EmployID also adds the collective perspective of identity development.
We're excited to continue on this learning journey to contribute to meeting this challenge!