Digital Badging

A study released on July 28 by UPCEA (the University Professional and Continuing Education Association), Penn State and Pearson, at the UPCEA and the American Council on Education (ACE) Summit for Online Leadership in Washington, D.C., found widespread acceptance and use of alternative credentialing programs at American colleges and universities.

The study, conducted by Jim Fong, director of UPCEA’s Center… Read more »

In this video, COIL Co-Director Larry Ragan interviews Daniel Hickey, Professor and Program Coordinator of the Learning Sciences Program at Indiana University.

Perspectives is a video interview series developed by the Center for Online Innovation in Learning at Penn State University exploring emerging trends and forces in higher education with thought leaders from the world of online innovations.

Each year… Read more »

Originally Held: November 5, 2015

Unlike conventional credentials, open digital badges can contain specific claims about learning, detailed evidence supporting those claims, and links to additional claims and evidence. This wealth of information can then circulate in digital networks and be annotated and curated by the earner. Proponents argue that this new way of recognizing learning will be both transformative… Read more »

I first became interested in the concept of badging several years ago when I met with two colleagues, Kyle Peck and Chris Gamrat, who had created a rather large scale badging project for an external agency. I was impressed (and still am) at the complexity and thought put into this program. As an Eagle Scout (Boy Scouts of American ’73)… Read more »

Originally Held: April 23, 2015

This video features a consolidated version of the COIL sponsored digital badging workshop “Badging Basics & Beyond” featuring presenters Kyle Peck and Bevin Hernandez. Topics addressed during the workshop were the basic concepts, terminology, and applications of the digital badging movement in education.

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