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Online Badging - Learning futures. Expanding Education and Workforce Opportunities Through Digital Badges. Digital badges offer students the opportunity to pave their own learning pathways and allow employers to verify necessary workforce skills, according to this report from the Alliance for Excellent Education and the Mozilla Foundation.

Expanding Education and Workforce Opportunities Through Digital Badges

The report defines digital badges as “credentials that represent skills, interests, and achievements earned by an individual through specific projects, programs, courses, or other activities.” A credible badge stores information online through a digital hyperlink about the associated skills, as well as what projects and tasks the badge holder completed to obtain it. Re-mediating assessment: Design Principles for Motivating Learning with Digital Badges. This post is cross-posted at HASTAC Katerina Schenke, Cathy Tran, & Daniel Hickey This post introduces the emerging design principles for motivating learning with digital badges.

re-mediating assessment: Design Principles for Motivating Learning with Digital Badges

This is the third of four posts that will introduce the Design Principles Documentation Project’s emerging design principles around recognizing, assessing, motivating and studying learning. Motivation is described as the initiation or sustainment of engagement of a particular task. Badges are thought to motivate students to complete tasks, learner more deeply, and make good decisions about what to learn next. While a systematic study of the motivational impacts of badging has yet to be conducted, we can make educated guesses as to what the effects of badges might be. Badge Design Principles for Motivating Learning After we identified the practices in each of the projects, we clustered them into more general principles. Platforms for Issuing Open Badges. Badge Issuing Platforms - Badge Alliance. From the beginning of the badges work, we designed the Open Badges Infrastructure to encourage and support development throughout the community.

Badge Issuing Platforms - Badge Alliance

This architecture means that many open badges partners have offered to help support you and your organization. As the badging work has grown, we have encouraged our badge issuing community to curate this list of platforms: Below is a list detailing some of the platforms available to support your badge system development and deployment. Acclaim Overview: Acclaim partners with recognized brands to issue badges employers value. Details: Provides a range of services to allow credential issuers to design, deliver and support recognition for professionals. Clark Porter, Vice President, Pearson VUE Achievery Achievery is a free, easy to use digital credential and Open Badges platform focused on competency and evidence-based credentials. Built by educators and technologists in close collaboration with our users and the Open Badges Community.

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Digital Badges: An Annotated Research Bibliography v1

Shawgo and published on HASTAC on February 27, 2013. (Click here to see an updated list of references.) This bibliography has been curated by Sheryl Grant, Director of Social Networking for the HASTAC/MacArthur Foundation Digital Media and Learning Competition, and PhD student at the School of Information and Library Science (SILS) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC-CH) and annotated by Kristan Shawgo, HASTAC Special Projects Manager and Ci-BER Library Liaison, and recent MSLS graduate from SILS at UNC-CH.

Why a Badges Bibliography? Following the flood of response to the HASTAC/MacArthur Foundation's Badges for Lifelong Learning initiative in 2011, and the release of Mozilla's Open Badges Infrastructure, HASTAC decided to assemble this Badges Bibliography v.1 as a humble attempt to organize the universe of knowledge about digital badges.