15 juin 2019

4 lessons learned from a successful badging initiative

eCampus NewsIn Colorado, digital badging is on the rise. The Colorado Community College System (CCCS) has built badging initiatives around technical math, advanced manufacturing, and healthcare and the badges are working. In fact, the system currently offers more than 85 badges. More...

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09 avril 2019

Hollywood Creates Boy Scout Merit Badge on Copyright

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Hollywood Creates Boy Scout Merit Badge on Copyright
Propaganda with a capital P. One by one, our social institutions are being subverted by the copyright industry. That it's this easy to do should be sufficient to give people pause. More...

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31 mars 2019

A new era of microcredentials and experiential learning

Techno-News Blog At Northeastern University’s Center for the Future of Higher Education and Talent Strategy in the United States, we recently conducted a survey of 750 hiring leaders in the United States – across all sectors and organisational sizes. More...

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20 mars 2019

Can Digital ‘Badges’ and ‘Nanodegrees’ Protect Job Seekers From a First-Round Knockout?

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Can Digital ‘Badges’ and ‘Nanodegrees’ Protect Job Seekers From a First-Round Knockout?
Steve Kolowich, Chronicle of Higher Education, 2014/12/01
This is a bit of a twist on the Chronicle's anti-technology bias: alternative credentials, such as badges, are not useful because robots do most of the hiring anyways, and they only look at the name of the institution and the degree. More...

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28 février 2019

Lancement d’un réseau régional autour des Open badges (Badges Ouverts à Tous)

Logo cap-métiersLe 13 février 2019, à l'occasion de la journée open badge, organisée à l'atelier Canopé de Poitiers, le réseau Badges ouverts à tous (B.O.A.T) - Reconnaître en Nouvelle-Aquitaine a été officiellement lancé. Plus...

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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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