13 février 2019

Kirkpatrick and Open Badges: Can do better!

Stephen Downes PhotoBy Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Kirkpatrick and Open Badges: Can do better!
Serge Ravet, Learning Futures, 2018/10/05
This is a nice blending of Kirkpatrick levels of course assessment and open badges. It begins as a criticism of Kirkpatrick's use of badges ("I find it outstanding that after a mere 3-hour training, participants receive a badge specifying that they are able, among other things, to 'plan and deliver training programs with business value in mind.'"). More...

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The Seven Deadly Sins Of Digital Badging In Education

Stephen Downes PhotoBy Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. The Seven Deadly Sins Of Digital Badging In Education
Troy Markowitz, Forbes, 2018/10/01
I've been considering the use of badges in my upcoming MOOC and so this article resonated with me. Some of the key things to avoid: making the issuing of badges a manual process (imagine having to click on a button 3,000 times (let alone fill out 3,000 forms)); don't require students to 'apply' for badges (because the data suggest that they won't); make badges usable (locating them inside an LMS is not 'usable'); and make sure they actually measure something meaningful (which make it doubly hard to issue them automatically; I won't issue a badge for passing a multiple-choice test). More...

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02 février 2019

Is your college part of the the 21st Century Skills Badges initiative?

eCampus NewsThe 21st Century Skills Badges initiative, from Education Design Lab, is based on three years of research, design, and pilots and offers a suite of eight digital badges, often called microcredentials, along with a facilitator’s toolkit, to help educators and employers understand the skills students have cultivated. More...

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09 janvier 2019

WES plots digital revolution of ‘badges’

By Patrick Atack. World Education Services has issued a new set of ‘digital badges’ to a select group of clients in a move the global company will revolutionise the way qualifications are recognised around the world. More...

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21 décembre 2018

#9: How to do micro-credentialing and digital badging the right way

eCampus NewsIn the ongoing hunt to develop better metrics to identify the most desirable candidates, employers are looking for institutions that showcase transferable (and often non-academic) skills. More...

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18 décembre 2018

Univ of N. Colo. launches badging program

University Business Magazine logoThe Software Guild is bringing its successful coding bootcamp to one of the most rapidly growing tech markets in the country by teaming up with the University of Northern Colorado. More...

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15 décembre 2018

Building the Future of ‘New Collar’ Jobs with Digital Badging

Screenshot-2018-4-19 Techno-News BlogTechno-News Blog. IBM is creating an industry-leading approach to developing a credential program for New Collar jobs which are in demand and don’t require a college degree. These jobs range from customer engagement, cloud, cognitive and cyber security, to design and user experience. More...

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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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