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Curate, Credential and Carry forward Digital Learning Evidence
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, @Telstra, @Cisco and @ESA to provide advice, case studies and good practice guides on the changing landscape of digital credentialing in Higher Education.
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Badges: A New Measure of Professional Development -- Campus Technology

Badges: A New Measure of Professional Development -- Campus Technology | Curate, Credential and Carry forward Digital Learning Evidence | Scoop.it
Some higher ed institutions are experimenting with digital badges as a way to encourage and document learning among faculty and staff.
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4 Ways Digital Technology Boosts Innovation

4 Ways Digital Technology Boosts Innovation | Curate, Credential and Carry forward Digital Learning Evidence | Scoop.it
And four ways it hinders it. Here, we consider the evidence on both sides.
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love this bit.. Job engagement. Workers who are committed to a company are logically more likely to pursue ideas for improving it. One way to enhance this employee engagement may be by providing the type of flexible work arrangements facilitated by digital technology—such as telecommuting. Indeed, research released earlier this year suggests that some people who work from home can be measurably more productive than those who go into the office.

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Batson Blog - AAEEBL

Batson Blog - AAEEBL | Curate, Credential and Carry forward Digital Learning Evidence | Scoop.it
"The effort to define #ePortfolio as a model of learning is impaired by naming a learning idea after a technology." http://t.co/ld4FGPHiSG
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Lab Session Summary: Use Cases for Digital Badges | VTE - Vitrine Technologie Education

Lab Session Summary: Use Cases for Digital Badges | VTE - Vitrine Technologie Education | Curate, Credential and Carry forward Digital Learning Evidence | Scoop.it
The following summary describes the content of the second lab session in English, on badges and learning. This lab was held on November 20, 2014. The third lab session will start at 1:30 p.m. EST/UTC-5 (18:30 UTC) on December 11.

Vitrine technologie-éducation has organized two labs on the use of badges in learning contexts. This lab in English focuses on informal learning while a French one revolves around educational institutions. Each lab involves a set of three online meeting sessions between which participants are encouraged to engage in diverse activities.
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Open Badges: Reflections of an Employer

Open Badges: Reflections of an Employer | Curate, Credential and Carry forward Digital Learning Evidence | Scoop.it
Open Badges: an Employers viewpoint Through being part of this project,  I have learned what an Open Badge is and am able to see its potential to support employers in identifying students with appr...
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Why The Future Of Education Involves Badges | Edudemic

Why The Future Of Education Involves Badges | Edudemic | Curate, Credential and Carry forward Digital Learning Evidence | Scoop.it
Defined as a symbol of skill, quality or interest, Open Badges aren't only a hot topic, but are debated by critics as the latest threat to higher education.
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The Future is Now: Unpacking Digital Badging and Micro-credentialing for K-20 Educators

The Future is Now: Unpacking Digital Badging and Micro-credentialing for K-20 Educators | Curate, Credential and Carry forward Digital Learning Evidence | Scoop.it
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Open Badges: Exploring the value, potential and practicalities of a new way of recognising skills in Higher Education | Hole | Journal of Learning Development in Higher Education

Open Badges: Exploring the value, potential and practicalities of a new way of recognising skills in Higher Education
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What if Badges Replaced Grades? - Online Universities.com

What if Badges Replaced Grades? - Online Universities.com | Curate, Credential and Carry forward Digital Learning Evidence | Scoop.it

This post begins "The common understanding is that if students work hard in school they earn "A’s." For many however, there is a much straighter route to that "A." Some of the most creative learners are able to figure out what the course expectations are and do the minimum to meet them, and get the grade they want."

What happens to students that are bored with the curriculum? What would happen if we moved away from grades, and replaced them with badges? It turns out that there is evidence from a July 2012 report called "Do Schools Challenge Our Students?" 

This report states "Many schools are not challenging students and large percentages of students report that their work is 'too easy.'" 

The post also provides some statistical information. 

The final portion looks at badges vs grades. It notes that switching from "traditional letter grades or percentage grades to badges signifying achievement could open up many possibilities for a more fine-grained tracking of student progress, address some of the criticisms regarding schools not teaching concrete skills, and motivate students to learn" (with additional information also included). 
As the Common Core becomes a driving force behind public education it will be interesting to see how the issue of badges vs grades play out. 


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What Digital Badging Teaches About Consistent Standards - Associations Now

What Digital Badging Teaches About Consistent Standards - Associations Now | Curate, Credential and Carry forward Digital Learning Evidence | Scoop.it

Associations Now What Digital Badging Teaches About Consistent Standards Associations Now What if, instead of simply earning accreditation, we could tell people through a digital badge exactly what that credential denotes?


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Digital Badges and Professional Credentialing

Digital Badges and Professional Credentialing | Curate, Credential and Carry forward Digital Learning Evidence | Scoop.it
The role of digital badges in professional credentialing
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Case Study: Establishing the Value of Badges for Earners

Case Study: Establishing the Value of Badges for Earners | Curate, Credential and Carry forward Digital Learning Evidence | Scoop.it
Christine Chow and Nate Otto Open Badges allow new practices of interacting with personal credentials. Students who are new to badges may also be new to using traditional credentials to present the...
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The more I dig into open badges the more interested in I am int he value and trust of the badge. This article prompted some thoughts I have on another project I work on with portfolios for self efficacy in the Medical Sciences. If we do not have explicit interventions and discussions with learners around career development learning and self presentation and curation we will fail with badges just as we've had issues with the portfolios. Value and trust are inherent when they are clearly understood and made relevant by all stakeholders. 

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The Trust Challenge | Reputation building tools for Open Badge issuers

The Trust Challenge | Reputation building tools for Open Badge issuers | Curate, Credential and Carry forward Digital Learning Evidence | Scoop.it
Building Trust in Connected Learning Environments
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Digital Curation

Digital Curation | Curate, Credential and Carry forward Digital Learning Evidence | Scoop.it
A lecture on curation in the digital age -- what it is, why it matters, how to do it, and how to do it well.
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5 Good Android Portfolio Creator Apps for Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

5 Good Android Portfolio Creator Apps for Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Curate, Credential and Carry forward Digital Learning Evidence | Scoop.it
RT @TiffanyLKelley: #eportfolio @medkh9: 5 Good Portfolio Creator Apps for Students http://t.co/oe2PRSuiE4
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e-Portfolio Implementations Toolkit / Why shoul...

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e-Portfolio Implementations Toolkit / Why should we use e-portfolios on Mahara ePortfolio curated by Sigi Jakob
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Open Badges Are Unlocking the Emerging Jobs Economy

Open Badges Are Unlocking the Emerging Jobs Economy | Curate, Credential and Carry forward Digital Learning Evidence | Scoop.it
August 20th, 2014. Tom Vander Ark of Getting Smart gives a look into how open badges are unlocking the jobs economy.
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Badges and Learning — LearningTimes

Badges and Learning — LearningTimes | Curate, Credential and Carry forward Digital Learning Evidence | Scoop.it
Badges. Recognize achievements and foster community engagement. For life. Where, how and when we learn is changing dramatically, and how we get recognized for what we learn is now changing, too. Our BadgeOS™ system is at the forefront of this […]
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#OpenBadges: Beyond Spray and Pray!

#OpenBadges: Beyond Spray and Pray! | Curate, Credential and Carry forward Digital Learning Evidence | Scoop.it
The current Open Badge process looks very much like spray and pray: badges issuers spray badges then pray that they will be collected —in many instances less than 20% of earners push them to their ...
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Showcasing the Co-Curricular: ePortfolios and Digital Badges -- Campus Technology

Learning scientists at the University of Notre Dame have found a sweet spot in the pairing of digital badges and eportfolios: the perfect opportunity for students to showcase learning achievements not normally featured in traditional transcripts and student records.
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Standards Based Grading GAMIFIED With Badges

Standards Based Grading GAMIFIED With Badges | Curate, Credential and Carry forward Digital Learning Evidence | Scoop.it
Assessing students based on learning goals is great, but this new gamified approach I stumbled upon has potential to be a game-changer for my students.

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Tara Fagan's curator insight, February 16, 5:13 PM

Awesome resource and thinking on gamifying learning and assessment

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4 Benefits To Using Badges In Online Learning

4 Benefits To Using Badges In Online Learning | Curate, Credential and Carry forward Digital Learning Evidence | Scoop.it

Using Badges In Online Learning:
Several years ago I learned about gamification and started thinking about how I could apply this to my online courses.


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Becky Roehrs's curator insight, January 2, 6:46 PM

I love badges, I want to give badges for intermediate level skills...I've been working on credly creating and getting badges.

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Could digital badges clarify the roles of co-authors?

Could digital badges clarify the roles of co-authors? | Curate, Credential and Carry forward Digital Learning Evidence | Scoop.it
Major publishers and funders propose visual identifiers

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Open Badges: New Pathways and Storytellers in Education

Open Badges: New Pathways and Storytellers in Education | Curate, Credential and Carry forward Digital Learning Evidence | Scoop.it
Recently I attended “Badges for Learning: Creating your own path”, a MaRS Best Practices event about the future of badges in education and their implicatio
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Article at the Open Badges in Education workshop | hanspoldoja.net

Article at the Open Badges in Education workshop | hanspoldoja.net | Curate, Credential and Carry forward Digital Learning Evidence | Scoop.it
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some great stuff in here!

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