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A Personal History of #OpenBadges in 50+ Articles (2013 to the Present)

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Here is a personal history of #OpenBadges in 50+ articles from 2013 through the middle of 2015.
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As always, some great nuggets in Etale's articles.  Great collection.

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Digital Badges Offer Students Opportunity To Show What They Know - Indiana Public Media

Digital Badges Offer Students Opportunity To Show What They Know - Indiana Public Media | Digital Badges | Scoop.it
In recent years, more schools in Indiana and across the country are granting digital badges to help students and teachers show what they know.
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"yeah I did it, but also, here’s the evidence.’”  Exactly! - the value of badges.

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Advancing Your Career with Digital Badges | Goodwill Industries International, Inc.

Advancing Your Career with Digital Badges | Goodwill Industries International, Inc. | Digital Badges | Scoop.it
We help people earn a living, improve their lives, and strengthen their families and their communities.
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Group of seven major universities seeks to offer online microcredentials - Inside Higher Ed

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Group of seven major universities seeks to offer online microcredentials
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Taken together, those pieces would stack into some sort of microcredential, badge, nanodegree or whatever term takes hold.
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A cheaper, faster version of a college degree - USA TODAY

A cheaper, faster version of a college degree - USA TODAY | Digital Badges | Scoop.it
No one appears quite ready to dismiss the relevance of a college degree, but cheaper, faster alternatives are gaining traction.
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This Is The Future Of College - Fast Company

This Is The Future Of College - Fast Company | Digital Badges | Scoop.it
It's not the death of higher education, but college as we've known it will be forced to undergo some dramatic changes in the next decade.
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What Are the Most Powerful Uses of Tech for Learning? - KQED (blog)

What Are the Most Powerful Uses of Tech for Learning? - KQED (blog) | Digital Badges | Scoop.it
The digital divide is not just about access to devices -- a disparity in powerful uses of technology could be even more difficult to overcome.
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Megatrends in MOOCs: #11 Alternative Credentials

Megatrends in MOOCs: #11 Alternative Credentials | Digital Badges | Scoop.it
New forms of education require new types of credentials. But what does it mean when job applicants put digital badges on their resumes or when an employee earns a verified certificate from a free online course?

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Badge your learning

Using digital badges to evidence employability skills

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Pairing E-Portfolios With Badges To Document Informal Learning - Campus Technology

Pairing E-Portfolios With Badges To Document Informal Learning - Campus Technology | Digital Badges | Scoop.it
In order to support the recognition of co-curricular and integrative learning, the University of Notre Dame came up with a campuswide strategy to integrate digital badges in students' e-portfolios.
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Coursera Business Foundations: The Newest Digital Business Credential

Coursera is my go-to MOOC platform . They have more bus…

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Curate, Credential and Carry forward Digital Learning Evidence

Curate, Credential and Carry forward Digital Learning Evidence | Digital Badges | Scoop.it
Curate, credential and carry forward digital learning evidence is a strategic commissioned grant at Deakin University in Melbourne, Australia that partners Curtin University in Perth, Western Australia with @AAEEBL, CRA, @HASTAC, @Mozilla,...

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SHRM Certification Holders to Get Digital Badges

Show off your SHRM-SCP or SHRM-CP with a digital badge! Learn more at http://t.co/mKWrxA2B02 #SHRMCert
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Seven Tips for Creating Community In Online Courses - EdSurge

Seven Tips for Creating Community In Online Courses - EdSurge | Digital Badges | Scoop.it
We’re in the age of the sharing economy. A few years ago, hopping into the backseat of a stranger’s car or sleeping in their guest room might have been a scary prospect.
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Some great advice for building community in online learning.

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Once Micro-Credentials Are Explained, Teachers Are Willing to Pursue Them ... - Education Week (subscription) (blog)

Once Micro-Credentials Are Explained, Teachers Are Willing to Pursue Them ... - Education Week (subscription) (blog) | Digital Badges | Scoop.it
Despite formidable barriers to adoption, a recent study suggests micro-credentials and digital badges could revamp teachers' professional development.
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Getting Informed About the Risks & Challenges of Credentialism ...

Getting Informed About the Risks & Challenges of Credentialism ... | Digital Badges | Scoop.it
Credentialism is often described as the over-emphasis of credentials in society, impacting access to employment, social mobility, and overall social status. With growing interest in nano-diplomas, micro-credentials, the idea of ...
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The Future of Higher Education - Inside Higher Ed (blog)

The Future of Higher Education - Inside Higher Ed (blog) | Digital Badges | Scoop.it
The Future of Higher Education Inside Higher Ed (blog) With a number of leading for-profits beset by legal and financial woes, enrollment in online education leveling off, and MOOCs off the front pages, one might reasonably conclude that the...
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Show Me Your Badge

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Information-age credentials may be the first serious competitor to traditional degrees since college-going became the norm.

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What Three Fringe Learning Formats Might Offer Associations - Associations Now

What Three Fringe Learning Formats Might Offer Associations - Associations Now | Digital Badges | Scoop.it
Three alternative learning formats, though yet to be widely adopted by associations, may offer the potential to boost your educational product portfolio.
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5 Impending Badge Battlegrounds

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Are we beginning to see evidence of impending battles about digital badges? Some of them are quietly but already underway. Others are on the horizon. All of them seem to be about power and control....

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New programming certs: Gold stars or false currency? - InfoWorld

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New programming certs: Gold stars or false currency?
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So far, it appears that only a handful of online code schools are issuing microcredentials in the form of badges, but more may follow.
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Smithsonian launches digital badge program | Tech Learning

Smithsonian launches digital badge program | Tech Learning | Digital Badges | Scoop.it
The Resource for Education Technology Leaders focusing on K-12 educators.

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​Digital Promise Kicks Off Micro-Credentialing With Summer Pilot - EdSurge

​Digital Promise Kicks Off Micro-Credentialing With Summer Pilot - EdSurge | Digital Badges | Scoop.it
“Educators deserve recognition for their skills,” explained ed nonprofit Digital Promise’s Professional Development Manager Krista Moroder during a session at the annual 2014 ISTE conference.
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Noncredit Certificate Digital Badge

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"NYU-SCPS has launched an innovative, new digital badging system that allows individuals who have completed a noncredit certificate to recognize their accomplishment by claiming a digital badge that can be embedded into an online or digital résumé, or that can be displayed as part of a social media profile."


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