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Badges (Are they / Should they be accepted as valid credentials?) - Learn English With A WorldWide Perspective

Badges (Are they / Should they be accepted as valid credentials?) - Learn English With A WorldWide Perspective | badges as valid credentials | Scoop.it
and these two articles 1. Columbia Chronicle article  and  2. The Chronicle of Higher Education article are the basis for three lessons I've generated and c…...
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Teachers, Micro-Credentials, and the Performance Assessment Movement | Voices in Urban Education

Teachers, Micro-Credentials, and the Performance Assessment Movement | Voices in Urban Education | badges as valid credentials | Scoop.it
Deeper learning outcomes for all students – and more accurate and authentic measures of them – have become the school reform coin of the realm. If this new era of performance assessment is to be successful, we need teachers to serve as assessment leaders who can help to build the literacy and...
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How Blockchain Will Transform Credentialing (and Education)

How Blockchain Will Transform Credentialing (and Education) | badges as valid credentials | Scoop.it
According to a new report by the Joint Research Centre (JRC), the European Commission's science and knowledge service, Blockchain will end paper based certificates, automate the award, recognition and transfer of credits, increase learner ownership and control over their own data, reduce institutional data costs and risk--but only if open standards are adopted.

The JRC report points to likely benefits from blockchain including:
Self-sovereignty: users identify themselves while maintaining control over the storage and management of their personal data;
Trust: infrastructure that gives people enough confidence in its operations to carry through with transactions such as payments or the issue of certificates;
Transparency: conduct transactions in knowledge that each party has the capacity to enter into that transaction;
Immutability: records written and stored permanently without the possibility of modification;
Disintermediation: removal of the need for a central controlling authority to manage transactions or keep records; and
Collaboration: the ability of parties to transact directly with each other without the need for mediating third parties.

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According to a new report by the Joint Research Centre (JRC), the European Commission's science and knowledge service, Blockchain will end paper based certificates, automate the award, recognition and transfer of credits, increase learner ownership and control over their own data, reduce institutional data costs and risk--but only if open standards are adopted.
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5 Things I Learned While Scoring Micro-credentials - Center for Collaborative Education, CCE

5 Things I Learned While Scoring Micro-credentials - Center for Collaborative Education, CCE | badges as valid credentials | Scoop.it
QPA Associate Christina Kuriacose shares what she learned from scoring micro-credentials.
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Types of Alternative Credentials and Non-Traditional Programs - Axiom

Types of Alternative Credentials and Non-Traditional Programs - Axiom | badges as valid credentials | Scoop.it
In the previous post, we discussed the growing interest in alternative credentials. Because a traditional degree doesn’t tell a complete or specific story of a student’s ability, the skills and knowledge gained through nontraditional coursework are becoming increasingly important. This is especially important to adult learners, who can focus on coursework that is most relevant and valuable and learn at their own pace.
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Coursera’s Rick Levin on the Evolution of MOOCs and Microcredentials - EdSurge News

Coursera sits somewhat awkwardly on the border between traditional higher education and the Silicon Valley-forces working to disrupt it. Th
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Badging | ELI EDUCAUSE

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Digital badges have emerged as a way to document ongoing community engagement, professional development, and accomplishments. Badges recognize incremental learning in highly visible ways. They can support and enhance a career portfolio and may help illuminate a learning path. 

In support of the higher education IT community, EDUCAUSE implemented a badging program in 2014. Those individuals who meet established criteria have an opportunity to earn digital badges in recognition of their engagement with the association. When you earn, display, and share badges, you help draw attention to your community involvement and professional development experiences.  
For more information on badges, please see the ELI publications, Developing A Higher Education Badging Initiative and Where Badges Work Better, the EDUCAUSE Review article Digital Badges for Professional Development or the 7 Things You Should Read About...™ Badging or find other materials in our badge resource library. Be a part of the discussion by joining the Microcredentials and Badges Constituent Group.

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An Educator's Experience with Micro-credentials - Digital Promise

An Educator's Experience with Micro-credentials - Digital Promise | badges as valid credentials | Scoop.it
Accelerating Innovation in Education
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ePic 2016: Dan Hickey - Open Badges and ePortfolios for Competency Based Education

Long time Open Badges thinker and advocate, Dan Hickey talks about how technology can empower education, competency based education, educational standards
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What Are Micro-Credentials, And Why Are They So Exciting?

What Are Micro-Credentials, And Why Are They So Exciting? | badges as valid credentials | Scoop.it
Educators are always learning. In the classroom with students, at workshops and trainings, through the process of developing and facilitating lessons, and in so many more places educators are constantly building and refining their skills. Often, the skills developed in their day-to-day practice prove to be the most valuable tools for educators. With micro-credentials, educators can now be formally recognized for the skills and competencies they learn throughout their careers. Micro-credentials are research-backed, expert-assessed, representations of learned skills or competencies that can be presented as a digital badge. In partnership with Digital Promise and their micro-credential platform, Maker Ed is excited to share “Getting Started with Making,” a set of six maker education micro-credentials.

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The Future of Digital Credentials: Portability, Depth, Focus. (Pick Two)

The Future of Digital Credentials: Portability, Depth, Focus. (Pick Two) | badges as valid credentials | Scoop.it
We need to move toward student ownership of the transcript with institutional stewardship, based on new design principles.

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3 Ways Districts Can Rethink Teacher Professional Development

3 Ways Districts Can Rethink Teacher Professional Development | badges as valid credentials | Scoop.it
3 tips for making sure teacher professional development isn't a waste of your district's time and resources.
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Understanding the differences in what credentials are being stacked and why (essay)

Understanding the differences in what credentials are being stacked and why (essay) | badges as valid credentials | Scoop.it
Higher education institutions should think clearly about their students' occupational goals and the ways various credentials can give them access to the fields they want to enter, write Jimmie Williamson and Matthew Pittinsky.
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The Why, What and How of Micro-credentials

The Why, What and How of Micro-credentials | badges as valid credentials | Scoop.it
by Christina Sprader, Associate Director Why Many schools across the country are in the midst of shifting from an instructional centered paradigm to a learner centered paradigm. At the Institute, w…
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Digital Badges Market in Education Sector 2018 Global Market Expected to Grow at CAGR 31.30 % and Forecast to 2022

Digital Badges Market in Education Sector 2018 Global Market Expected to Grow at CAGR 31.30 % and Forecast to 2022 | badges as valid credentials | Scoop.it
WiseGuyReports.com adds “Global Digital Badges Market 2018-2022” reports to its Database.
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Open Badges: Reimagining the credential space with significant, unintended benefits - Training Industry

Open Badges: Reimagining the credential space with significant, unintended benefits - Training Industry | badges as valid credentials | Scoop.it
According to a newOECD report, around 40 percent of employers in Europe and the United States struggle t
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OpenBadges.me

OpenBadges.me | badges as valid credentials | Scoop.it
Free tools to issue Mozilla Open Badges. Design and award your own open badges: credential skills, recognize learning and create bite-sized rewards to support micro-credentials in your eportfolio.
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Can micro-credentials replace traditional tertiary qualifications? - The Foresyte Report

Can micro-credentials replace traditional tertiary qualifications? - The Foresyte Report | badges as valid credentials | Scoop.it
In an open letter to the New Zealand public, signed by over 100 businesses, micro-credentials and badging are promoted as new ways for people to gain skills. Here’s an exert from the open letter, which can be found here: “While traditional tertiary education has its place, it is one of many pathways to employment. Internship, …
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Watch Out, Corporate Learning: Here Comes Disruption

Watch Out, Corporate Learning: Here Comes Disruption | badges as valid credentials | Scoop.it
Corporate training is being disrupted by a new generation of digital tools, platforms, and business models. And the problem is more urgent than ever.
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Educational : Micro-credentials: Competence-Based Recognition for Educators Infographic - e-Learning Infographics - JobLoving.com | Your Number One Source For daily job opportunities

Educational : Micro-credentials: Competence-Based Recognition for Educators Infographic - e-Learning Infographics - JobLoving.com | Your Number One Source For daily job opportunities | badges as valid credentials | Scoop.it
Educational infographic & Data Micro-credentials: Competence-Based Recognition for Educators Infographic - e-Learning Infographics Image Description Micro-
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University of Melbourne trials blockchain micro-credentials for lecturers

University of Melbourne trials blockchain micro-credentials for lecturers | badges as valid credentials | Scoop.it
Computerworld Singapore covers a wide range of technology topics, including software, security, operating systems, mobile, storage, servers and data centers, and technology companies such as Microsoft, Google and Apple.
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Digital Badges and Academic Transformation

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In higher ed, digital badges represent successful completion of a variety of learning experiences both inside and outside of the traditional for-credit course.
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IMS Global, Mozilla Foundation, and LRNG Announce Next Steps to Accelerate the Evolution of the Open Badges Standard | IMS Global Learning Consortium

IMS Global, Mozilla Foundation, and LRNG Announce Next Steps to Accelerate the Evolution of the Open Badges Standard | IMS Global Learning Consortium | badges as valid credentials | Scoop.it




Mozilla Foundation and Collective Shift/LRNG to Transition Management of the Popular Open Badges Project to IMS Global to Ensure Long-term Support and Sustainability


LAKE MARY, Florida, 28 October 2016 – IMS Global Learning Consortium (IMS Global/IMS), the world leader in EdTech interoperability and innovation, the Mozilla Foundation, and Collective Shift/LRNG announced today an agreement for IMS Global to become the organization responsible for advancing the development, transferability, and market adoption of the Open Badges specification beginning January 1, 2017. As an open-governance, member-based standards consortium, IMS Global is committed to furthering the adoption, integration, and portability of digital badges to meet the needs of learners, educators, and employers.


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Institutional badging emerges as new resume booster | Educational Technology News

Institutional badging emerges as new resume booster | Educational Technology News | badges as valid credentials | Scoop.it
"Illinois State University's badging program allows students to more creatively showcase volunteerism, technical training and skill development to potential employers and graduate schools." | Educational Technology News...
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Millennials prefer credentialing programs to traditional degrees

Millennials prefer credentialing programs to traditional degrees | badges as valid credentials | Scoop.it
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The Gamification of Education: No Badges Here

The Gamification of Education: No Badges Here | badges as valid credentials | Scoop.it
The ‘gamification’ and badges movement in education has been growing for years. But we don’t plan on adding a badging feature anytime soon.
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