28 janvier 2017

New Partnership enables colleges and universities to create and award digital badges

eCampus NewsBy Contributor. Digital credential pioneer Credly, in partnership with Canvas, the learning management system (LMS) by Instructure, announced the launch of a new application that enables education providers to award digital badges to students as they master critical skills or competencies within courses or training programs. More...

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29 décembre 2016

Data Faulty but Badge Remains

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. Figures Simmons provided U.S. News about a nursing program were so wrong it was declared "unranked," but the college kept badge of honor on its website. Read more...

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04 décembre 2016

Udacity launches web design pipeline for nanodegree grads

http://people.uis.edu/rschr1/wp-content/themes/default/images/kubrickheader.jpgHigher Ed Tech News and Research ~ Ray Schroeder, editor. For-profit online learning company Udacity this week announced the formation of Udacity Blitz, a web development job trial company that pairs corporations seeking mobile design with nanodegree graduates with skills matching their assignment needs. More...

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13 novembre 2016

Recommended Reading: “Why Udacity and EdX Want to Trademark the Degrees of the Future—and What’s at Stake for Students”

By . In his recent article in EdSurge, Jeff Young (formerly of the Chronicle) profiles an emerging fringe world of post-secondary education where “Nanodegrees,” “MicroMasters,” and “MicroDegrees” are proliferating. More...

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12 novembre 2016

Is higher ed finding its ideal in micro-master’s?

eCampus NewsBy Jeremy Cunningham. Relevancy within post-grad careers just became as easy as a 5-course plan called a micro-master's. More...

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21 octobre 2016

Digital Badges and Academic Transformation

http://people.uis.edu/rschr1/wp-content/themes/default/images/kubrickheader.jpgHigher Ed Tech News and Research ~ Ray Schroeder, editor. It seems that digital badges are everywhere these days: in fitness apps, on social networking websites, and in company loyalty programs. In higher education, they’re taking the form of microcredentials, representing successful completion of a variety of learning experiences inside and outside of the traditional for-credit course. More...

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Will MicroMasters add value to growing interest in advanced degrees?

http://people.uis.edu/rschr1/wp-content/themes/default/images/kubrickheader.jpgHigher Ed Tech News and Research ~ Ray Schroeder, editor. Colleges and universities throughout the country have entered an agreement with EdX to offer MicroMasters: small-scale credentialing programs that can be completed in months and can apply earned credit towards a master’s degree. More...

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29 août 2016

Millennial demand drives higher ed badging expansion

University Business LogoBy Matt Zalaznick. Almost all U.S. colleges and universities now award certificates, digital badges and other forms of microcredentials so students can quickly show an employer specialized skills they’ve acquired. More...

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22 août 2016

Institutional badging emerges as new resume booster

http://people.uis.edu/rschr1/wp-content/themes/default/images/kubrickheader.jpgHigher Ed Tech News and Research ~ Ray Schroeder, editor. Illinois State University’s badging program allows students to more creatively showcase volunteerism, technical training and skill development to potential employers and graduate schools. More...

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01 juillet 2016

21st Century Credentials: Telling the Story of the Whole Student

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. 21st Century Credentials: Telling the Story of the Whole Student
Cali Morrison, WCET, 2016/06/24

One of the criticisms of traditional testing and credentials is that they represent only a narrow part of a person's learning. This post summarizes a discussion by Ryan Craig, managing partner of University Ventures, who made the following points (quoted):

  • We’re beyond the ‘take our word for it’ era – there is a loss of faith in the greater community about what higher education does.
  • Technology has changed the game – learning is ubiquitous and is pushing higher education toward unbundling the degree. More...

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