07 décembre 2018

A foundational badge system design

A foundational badge system design
Carla Casilli, Persona, March 23, 2014

One of the isssues with a badge system is granularity. On the one hand companies and institutions want large-objective top-down locked badges. On the other hand, individuals and small groups want more fine-grained flexible badges that can be created and awarded on the fly. This proposal addresses that by creating a three-tier interlocked badge system compliant with Mozilla's badge architecture. More...

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01 novembre 2018

Next for SNHU: Game-Based Learning and Digital Badges for Middle Schoolers

HomeBy Lindsay McKenzie. The university and its large online division plan to create a "seamless pathway" between K-12, college and students’ first jobs. More...

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Closing the Skills Gap With Digital Badges

HomeBy Lindsay McKenzieSeven colleges and universities are working with industry partners to develop digital badges to help underserved students display their skills and gain employment as part of a pilot project called #TeeUpTheSkills. More...

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24 octobre 2018

Building badge value with Endorsement

Building badge value with Endorsement
Don Presant, Open Badge Factory, 2018/09/03
This item introduces two major concepts to the badge ecosystem. The first is the idea of 'endorsement', which "promises to resolve recurring questions about the “credibility of badges” by providing third party validation that can be formal (like accreditation) or informal (“fits our purpose”). More...

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01 octobre 2018

21CIF Self-Guided MicroModules

21CIF Self-Guided MicroModules
This is a useful resource that has some good features. It is a page of short, self contained modules addressing specific concepts in information literacy. They are thus good examples of reusable resources. I found, however, the pretest to be annoying - there was no way to get around the form, even on my second visit. More...

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27 septembre 2018

With Employers in the Mix, Can Badges Become More Than a Fad?

With Employers in the Mix, Can Badges Become More Than a Fad?
Goldie Blumenstyk, Chronicle of Higher Education, 2018/08/21
As Audrey Watters would inform us, the answer to this question is "no". But Goldie Blumenstyk makes the best case she can for "yes" in the light of work by the Education Design Lab. "I recognize the potential value of badges that students from all sorts of institutions could use to prove their abilities in communication, critical thinking, resilience, and other so-called soft skills that employers claim to want," she writes. More...

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02 août 2018

States show progress in measuring non-degree credentials

eCampus NewsA new 50-state scan reveals that while no state has comprehensive data about all types of non-degree credentials, including certificates, licenses, and industry certifications, states are improving their data collection practices around non-degree credential attainment. More...

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01 août 2018

RMIT to issue blockchain-enabled badges for students

University Business Magazine logoRMIT University, a top-ranked global university, today announced the launch of a new initiative to provide students with blockchain-enabled digital credentials. More...

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12 juillet 2018

QuickWire: Pearson Offers a Badge Platform

QuickWire: Pearson Offers a Badge Platform
Lawrence Biemiller, The Chronicle: Wired Campus Blog, February 14, 2014
Pearson is offering a commercial version of a badge platform that support's Mozilla's backpack standard. Dows anyone care to lay odds on how long it will be before Pearson adds proprietary commercial-only elements to its badge platform, in an effort to squeeze open source badges out of the picture? Ah, but maybe I'm being too cynical. More...

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11 juillet 2018

More Competition for Online Certificate Students

More Competition for Online Certificate Students
Carl Straumsheim, Inside Higher Ed, January 22, 2014
Original title (before being probizwashed(*)): "After failed talks academic partnerships and coursera both introduce online course [specializations]". Notwithstanding the messy way in which these were created (there's no honour among education providers) the concept of the 'specialization' is interesting and could pose a longer-term challenge to the traditional form of credential. More...

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