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The Open Badges Resume: The Most Prestigious Badges You Can Earn - Online College.org

The Open Badges Resume: The Most Prestigious Badges You Can Earn - Online College.org | Badges for Lifelong Learning | Scoop.it
Even though badges are still in their infancy, a class of them have emerged that will make employers and admissions counselors take notice.
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Online Colleges looks at the potential for badges to influence employment. 

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NASA's Curiosity Rover Challenge Badge

NASA's Curiosity Rover Challenge Badge | Badges for Lifelong Learning | Scoop.it

When the Mars Curiosity Rover landed successfully on August 5th, 2012, web surfers were introduced to the chance to win the first pilot Starlite Digital Badge developed in conjunction with NASA. By interacting with a brand-new type of 3D content, visitors  have a chance to join in the excitement by testing  a game that mimics some of the exciting new rover’s capabilities.


NASATalk is a website educators can visit to share ideas, suggestions, and stories about using NASA resources to enhance STEM teaching and learning. In addition to the new Mars Curiosity Rover Collaborative, STEM educators can view, comment on, and contribute to the blogs, NASA Connections, and featured NASA education stories  at www.nasatalk.com

 

Through an interactive, game-based activity, players will be able to locate sedimentary rocks on a simulated Mars landscape and activate the rover's drill in search of evidence for past lif


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Website recognizes military skills with digital badges | Inside Higher Ed | Paul Fain

Website recognizes military skills with digital badges | Inside Higher Ed | Paul Fain | Badges for Lifelong Learning | Scoop.it

It can be difficult for veterans to explain the skills and training they received in the military to potential employers. A new website attempts to bridge that gap by giving veterans digital “badges” that recognize their skills.

 

When it goes live next month, BadgesforVets.org will be a résumé translation and job search service. The extensive project, which includes badges representing training in more than 1,000 military jobs, is also a particularly promising foray into digital badging -- a much-hyped, although still nascent, form of alternative credentialing that could conceivably undermine higher education's role as a primary way of signaling skills to employers.



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