|ELI Course | Digging Into Badges: Designing and Developing Digital Credentials
|Register by September 22
Digital badges are receiving a growing amount of attention and are beginning to disrupt the norms of what it means to earn credit or be credentialed. Badges allow the sharing of evidence of skills and knowledge acquired through a wide range of life activity, at a granular level, and at a pace that keeps up with individuals who are always learning—even outside the classroom. As a result, there’s quite a lot for colleges and universities to consider in the wide open frontier called badging.
During this ELI Course, participants will:
- Explore core concepts that define digital badges, as well as their benefits and use in learning-related contexts
- Understand the underlying technical aspects of digital badges and how they relate to each other and the broader landscape for each learner and issuing organization
- Critically review and analyze examples of the adoption of digital credentials both inside and outside higher education
- Identify and isolate specific programs, courses, or other campus or online activities that would be meaningfully supported and acknowledged with digital badges or credentials—and more
Join us for this three-part series. Registration is open.
- Part 1: September 13 | 1:00–2:30 p.m. ET
- Part 2: September 19 | 1:00–2:30 p.m. ET
- Part 3: September 28 | 1:00–2:30 p.m. ET
more on badges in this IMS blog
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The Stats – College, Career, and Citizenship Success
Look who’s watching:
1/4 of college admissions officers consider digital footprint
3/4 of human resource managers
1/3 of employers reject candidates based on something found in profiles
Social Credibility is the New Credentialing
Read more about how Armond developed social credibility here
Student Learning Networks
In the age of social media, the teacher is no longer the center of learning. The student is. One of the most important things an educator can do is support students in developing a powerful learning network. It also requires an understanding of how to effectively use these tools to connect, collaborate, and grow learning. Want to know more? 15-year-old Alex Laubscher explains here
Work More Effectively
Social media allows you to change the paradigm from “teacher” as expert to “group” as expert. This reduces emails and increases the access to good answers and connections. My note: it is extremely important to understand that “teacher” in this case covers librarians
Connect with Experts via Twitter
You can find a world of experts on any topic if you have literacy in using Twitter also know as “Twitteracy.” Just know the right hashtags and how to find experts
and you have the world’s best knowledge at your fingertips. It is better than any rolodex allowing you to connect anytime, anywhere, with the interested parties who are available now.
Release the Amazing Work of Students from the Classroom to the World
We hear stories in passing about the great work happening in schools, but usually it’s locked in a school or classroom or trapped on a laptop. Social media puts an end to that. Click here
to find out what it was.
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