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Expanding Education and Workforce Opportunities Through Digital Badges

Expanding Education and Workforce Opportunities Through Digital Badges | Digital Badges | Scoop.it

This report explores digital badges and how they can be used to improve student learning and outcomes, as well as expand vocational and interest-based skills for learners of all age.


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Assessing Digital Badges

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Among other benefits, digital badges make it much easier for students to signal their competencies and skills to prospective employers.


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Why The Future Of Education Involves Badges - Edudemic

Why The Future Of Education Involves Badges - Edudemic | Digital Badges | Scoop.it
Higher education institutions are abuzz with the concept of Open Badges. Defined as a symbol or indicator of an accomplishment, skill, quality or interest, Open Badges are not only a hot topic as of late, but are also debated by some critics as the latest threat to higher education. A closer look at this emerging …

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D. Hickey: Recognizing, Supporting, and Attracting Adult Learners with Digital Badges

D. Hickey: Recognizing, Supporting, and Attracting Adult Learners with Digital Badges | Digital Badges | Scoop.it

"Shifting demographics and workplaces create new needs for non-traditional adult learners. Two responses to these changes have been online learning and certificates. The use of digital badges is another response to these needs that is full of potential."

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Digital Badges Need Mass to Matter

Digital Badges Need Mass to Matter | Digital Badges | Scoop.it

With an increasing number of heavy hitters getting behind Open Badges, there’s definitely an increase in potential mass that would allow digital badges to coalesce so earners are able to store, combine and share useful badges across issuers.


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Interested in digital badges? 9 critical issues to consider - eCampus News

Interested in digital badges? 9 critical issues to consider - eCampus News | Digital Badges | Scoop.it
The promise of digital badges for alternative credentials and skills pathways has not been lost on higher education; yet, there are many concerns—from business, faculty, and students—on the design, and use, of these badges for real meaning. A new framework condenses these concerns into nine critical questions concerning digital badges.

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Adaptive learning, digital badges and free online courses don’t spell doom for colleges

Adaptive learning, digital badges and free online courses don’t spell doom for colleges | Digital Badges | Scoop.it

"Education technology can help higher education up its game. But adaptive learning, digital badges and free online courses don’t spell doom for colleges. And plenty of yeomanlike work needs to be done before those innovations can reach their potential."


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New Digital Badges and Micro-Credentials Validate Online Learning

New Digital Badges and Micro-Credentials Validate Online Learning | Digital Badges | Scoop.it
Digital badges and micro-credentials allow online students to break away from the "start here and end here" approach to education.

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Trying to wrap your head around digital badges? This article uses the prefect descriptor: Validated. 

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