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Open Badges : MOOC on New Currecy for Professional Credentials

Open Badges : MOOC on New Currecy for Professional Credentials | Aqua-tnet | Scoop.it

Blackboard, Mozilla, Sage Road Solutions, and WCET have initiated an international discussion on the role of badges as a new currency of exchange for high value, post-secondary credentials for professionals. Using a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) format for this highly collaborative discussion, we are exploring the ecosystem for a new credential economy based on badges and requirements for adopting such an approach, including:

 

Expanded flexible learning opportunitiesAuthentic, evidence-based assessmentBadge accreditation and employer recognitionBadge system design and implementation strategiesInfrastructure, technology, toolsPolicy guidanceFunding
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Badges could be a very important ingredient in the emerging world of unbundled and personal post-secondary education.

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Anne-Christin Tannhauser and Anthony F. Camilleri: Credits for Learning with Open CourseWare – Introducing a Learning Passport

The presentation created by Anne-Christin Tannhauser and Anthony F. Camilleri presents a number of scenarios for the unbundling of learning, together with proposals on how to improve the recognition and transfer of credit achieved through open learning.

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This is a very timely initiative - A learning passport for open courseware. 

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