digital badges in education

Digital Badges in Education: Trends, Issues, and Cases.

In recent years, digital badging systems have become a credible means through which learners can establish portfolios and articulate knowledge and skills for both academic and professional settings. Digital Badges in Education provides the first comprehensive overview of this emerging tool. A digital badge is an online-based visual representation that uses detailed metadata to signify learners’ specific achievements and credentials in a variety of subjects across K-12 classrooms, higher education, and workplace learning. Focusing on learning design, assessment, and concrete cases in various contexts, this book explores the necessary components of badging systems, their functions and value, and the possible problems they face. These twenty-five chapters illustrate a range of successful applications of digital badges to address a broad spectrum of learning challenges and to help readers formulate solutions during the development of their digital badges learning projects.

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Badges and Leaderboards: Professional Developments for Teachers in K12

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Why should I bother earning badges?


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1 Comment on digital badges in education

  1. Plamen Miltenoff
    April 13, 2016 at 8:24 pm (4 years ago)

    A Digital Badge Initiative: Two Years Later

    The founders of Coastal Carolina University’s digital badge program report on their progress, the response from students and faculty, and what lies ahead.

    By Alan J. Reid, Denise Paster04/06/16

    digital badge initiative designed to make student learning outcomes tied to first-year composition courses more visible to both faculty and students while providing a more unified experience

    Two courses, English 101: Composition and English 102: Composition and Critical Reading, make up the first-year composition program, which typically is completed the first and second semester of enrollment.

    o earn a badge, students first log in to the Coastal Composition Commons site and navigate to the badge specified by their instructor. The ensuing page delivers instructional text (developed collaboratively by members of the English department) and an embedded assessment. For instance, the “Paraphrasing” badge explains what paraphrasing is and why it is used; models how to paraphrase a text; and presents a three-part assignment for students to compose and submit.


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