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Expanding Education and Workforce Opportunities Through Digital Badges

Aug 28, 2013


DigitalBadgesCoverDigital 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. 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. This report explores digital badges and how they can be used to improve student learning and outcomes, as well as expand vocational and interest-based skills for learners of all age.

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    BJ Gallagher
    Posted 7 years ago

    Great information

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    Ku Kahakalau
    Posted 5 years ago

    Very interested in using Open Badges for our Hawai’i learners.

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