EdSurge How to Make Micro-Credentials Matter EdSurge Badges, certifications, skill identifiers--you've probably seen micro-credentials in one digital form or another. But how do we know whether they actually matter in the real world?
The American Board for Certification in Orthotics, Prosthetics and Pedorthics announced it now offers digital badges at no cost for certified members to electronically communicate their certification and accomplishments.Through social media, emails, websites and electronic resumes, certifees can now communicate their capabilities and achievements by utilizing the digital badges, which are managed
Guest blogger Krista Moroder, a project manager with the non-profit Digital Promise, makes a case for micro-credentials in an educational landscape that encourages non-traditional learning for students while still evaluating teachers' PD by traditional measures.
Jacob Dedecker, an academic specialist at MSU, began a series on digital badges in August 2014. Five parts of the series have been published so far - take a look at the topics covered in the excerpts...
Pretty much anywhere you go today you can hear about the issues and challenges with our education system, especially in the United States. Whether it's our falling test scores, decreasing graduation rates, increased cost of education followed by increased debt, or just the fact that our education system seems outdated [...]
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