Educational Technology in Higher Education
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Degreed – The Hottest EdTech Startup in NYC Today

Degreed – The Hottest EdTech Startup in NYC Today | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
As educational opportunities explode with new online learning options, San Francisco-based Degreed wants to rethink what it means to earn credit. The startup, which aims to “jailbreak” the degree
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Who Will Benefit from Badges (and Other New Forms of Credentialing)?

Who Will Benefit from Badges (and Other New Forms of Credentialing)? | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it

A number of initiatives and startups are hoping to offers ways to give people some sort of formal(ized) recognition for their informal learning – or at least for the skills they possess for which they don’t have official diplomas or degrees. Among them: Mozilla’s Open Badges project, the social endorsement site Skills.to, the soon-to-launch Degreed, and the open-to-the-public-just-today LearningJar.

Read more: http://www.insidehighered.com/blogs/hack-higher-education/who-will-benefit-badges-and-other-new-forms-credentialing#ixzz1zc0Dm41z
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Course-by-course approval of MOOCs may not be wise (essay) | Inside Higher Ed

Course-by-course approval of MOOCs may not be wise (essay) | Inside Higher Ed | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
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Interesting last paragraph. Not sure I agree.

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7 Things You Should Know About Badges

7 Things You Should Know About Badges | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it

Badges are digital tokens that appear as icons or logos on a web page or other online venue. Awarded by institutions, organizations, groups, or individuals, badges signify accomplishments such as completion of a project, mastery of a skill, or marks of experience. Learners fulfill the issuer-specific criteria to earn the badge by attending classes, passing an exam or review, or completing other activities, and a grantor verifies that the specifications have been met and awards the badge. Numerous groups, organizations, community projects, and web entities currently issue badges, and they are gaining currency in higher education as well. Although many details remain for badges to be broadly accepted, they represent a different approach to credentials, one that places the focus on individual students and their learning accomplishments.

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