Publishing opportunity – Digital Badges in Education

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Interesting opinion why badges will not work, unless adopted by the entire institution in the following webinar:

From: Zane Berge []
Sent: Thursday, September 11, 2014 10:16 AM
Subject: Call for Chapters – Digital Badges in Education: Trends, Issues, and Cases

Dear Authors,

You are invited to submit a chapter proposal for a book, Digital Badges in Education: Trends, Issues, and Cases that Lin Muilenburg and I are editing that will be published by Routledge. Please see the call for chapters at:

Feel free to pass this call along to anyone or any group you believe would be interested.

Zane L. Berge, Ph.D.
Professor of Education
Twitter: @ZaneBerge

Share, if you are using badges as part of the assessment process in your class and/or if you intend to start using it.

Let us know, if you would like to start discussion on this campus about adoption of badges as part of the assessment process.

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5 Comments on Publishing opportunity – Digital Badges in Education

  1. Plamen Miltenoff
    January 10, 2015 at 1:37 am (5 years ago)

    Date: Wed, Jan 7, 2015 at 1:40 PM
    Subject: CALL FOR CHAPTERS: Foundations of Digtial Badges and Micro-Credentials

    We would like to invite you to submit your proposal for an edited volume on “Foundations of Digtial Badges and Micro-Credentials” to be published by Springer, New York (

    Interested scholars should submit a 1-page proposal to Dirk Ifenthaler ( by January 30, 2015, including author’s name (co-authors are welcome), institution, tentative title, chapter outline (max. 300 words), and five keywords. Early submissions are encouraged. All submissions will undergo a rigorous double-blind peer review by two reviewers who will recommend full submissions from among the proposals.

    ## Introduction ##
    Digital Badges represent a valid indicator of specific achievements, knowledge, skills, and competencies that can be earned in formal and informal learning environments. Digital Badges represent an opportunity to recognize such achievements through credible organizations that can be integrated in traditional educational programs but can also represent experience in informal contexts or community engagement. Furthermore, instructional designers can use badges to motivate and influence engagement by providing for example focused goals or challenging tasks.

    ## Coverage ##
    The edited volume “Foundations of Digital Badges and Micro-Credentials” aims to provide insight into how Digital Badges may enhance formal and informal education by focusing on technological design issues including organizational requirements, instructional design, and deployment. It will feature current research exploring the theoretical foundation and empirical evidence of the utilization of Digital Badges as well as case studies that describe current practices and experiences in the use of Digital Badges for motivation, learning, and instruction in K-12, higher education, workplace learning, and further education settings. The edited volume is divided into four major parts:

    Part 1. Theoretical Foundation of Digital Badges
    This section includes theoretical perspectives (e.g., learning, motivation, assessment) relevant to the issues and challenges educators are facing when implementing digital badges and micro-credentials.
    Part 2. Technological Frameworks and Implementation
    This section includes insights into available technology for designing and implementing digital badges as well as organizational requirements for the deployment of digital badges.
    Part 3. Instructional Design Considerations
    This section includes instructional design considerations for digital badges and micro-credentials.
    Part 4. Case Studies: Practices and Experiences
    Contributions to this section will include case studies, empirical research findings, and examples from institutions which adopted digital badges.

    ## Call for Proposals ##
    Prospective authors (co-authors are welcome) are invited to submit a chapter proposal, including a title, abstract (max. 300 words), five keywords, and the part of the book for their contribution (via e-mail) not later than January 30, 2015.

    The proposal should be a previously unpublished work. Upon acceptance of the chapter proposal, the final chapter should be completed not later than July 01, 2015. Contributions will be double blind reviewed and returned with comments by September 01, 2015. Finalised chapters are due no later than November 01, 2015. The final contributions should not exceed 20 manuscript pages. Guidelines for preparing your chapter will be sent to you upon acceptance of your proposal.

    ## Proposed Timeline ##
    The following represents a timeline for completing the volume:
    • 01 January 2015: Call for contributions
    • 30 January 2015: Proposal due including title, abstract, keywords & chapter
    • 01 February 2015: Notification and additional information for authors and templates
    • 01 July 2015: Draft chapters due
    • 01 September 2015: Chapters returned with reviewers’ comments
    • 01 November 2015: Final chapters due

    ## Inquires and Submissions ##
    Please forward your inquires and submissions to:

    Professor Dirk Ifenthaler
    Twitter: @ifenthaler

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