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By Noah Geisel | Sharing news and learning around Digital Badges and credentialing.

Pearson, WTF? Badges, patents, and the world’s ‘least popular’ education company

I was all ready to write an angry blog post about Pearson’s attempt to patent the Generation, Management, and Tracking of Digital Credentials when it …

Patents

Badges about to “Change the Game” on Hiring at IBM » Education Design Lab

<i>“The pace of technology development has outpaced the pace of learning.”</i><p>The Lab’s Kathleen deLaski was on a panel with David Leaser, IBM’s Senior …

Northeastern University and IBM partnership first to turn digital badges into academic credentials for learners worldwide

Northeastern University and IBM have established a strategic learning collaboration to integrate the company’s in-house education programs with the …

Learning

We got interviewed on BadgeChatK12 | Dr. Theresa Cullen, University of Oklahoma

So I got interviewed on BadgeChatK12 broadcast about our use of badges in our preservice technology integration classes.<p>You can see it here:<p>We did it …

Teaching

City blueprints

Cities of Learning (CofL) is a bold new approach for empowering places to put lifelong learning at the heart of their civic and cultural identities. …

Learning

Advance Professional Careers with Immediate Skills in Management and Communication This November

Santa Barbara, Calif., November 6, 2017—Local employees and job-seekers at all career stages can take charge of their futures with Career Skills …

Learning

TripAdvisor now identifies hotels where sexual assaults were reported

After it was revealed that the site removed warnings about rapes and other serious crimes at Mexico resorts, TripAdvisor has now introduced a digital …

Riviera Maya

An over-the-top gold lamé hoodie will be the most coveted item at Salesforce's conference this year

Dan Darcy/Twitter<p><b>Dreamforce, Salesforce's annual user conference, starts on Monday.</b>• <b><br>The company will be handing out swag. The most coveted prize: A</b> …

New Hiking Challenge to Engage Local Residents in the Outdoors

Members of the Maine West collaborative recently launched a new hiking challenge designed to engage local residents in healthy, outdoor recreation …

England

Unlock them all!

The Buncee community never ceases to provide us with inspiration and ideas for creating engaging learning experiences for students. The new <b>Buncee</b> …

Mastercard

Digital Portfolios + Micro-credentials = Massive Impact for Students & Teachers

Assessment. Evaluation. Judgement. Research reveals that students ubiquitously perceive assessment as something that is “done to them [sic] by …

Personalized Learning

Badge Platform Questions - Visual Thinkery

A while ago, Doug Belshaw and I were working on the #OB101 course, in order to help others think about OpenBadges and how to dip their toes in the …

Taming The Wild West Of Digital Badges And Credentials

After a conference about innovation in education a couple years ago, I received an email from the organizers telling me I had earned a badge for my attendance. By clicking one button, I could publish this badge on my LinkedIn profile to let everyone know.<p>Curious about the brave new world of digital …

Education

More Colleges Are Offering Microcredentials—And Developing Them The Way Businesses Make New Products

If 2012 was “The Year of the MOOC”—massive open online courses, usually offered for free—2017 could be “The Year of the Microcredential.”A growing …

Higher Education

Students Earn Digital Credentials for Adding New Skills

The use of electronic badges to document the evolving skills of K-12 and college students, and adult workers, is gaining ground.

K-12

Badgr

We're reimagining the nexus of education and workforce.<p>Want to know when Pathways launches? Email us.<p>A complete toolbox for recognizing lifelong …

Digital badges are the newest effort to help employees stave off the robots — and major companies are getting on board

Automation is swiftly transforming the workplace and has been called the greatest threat to human jobs and the economy.<p>To protect against massive disruption to the workforce, some experts suggest companies get involved.<p>"Its no longer adequate to study one thing and not learn anything else your …

Ernst & Young

Pearson Partners with the University of North Texas to Increase Career...

Program offers students career development, job search skills and job-winning online profiles, leveraging Pearson’s digital learning content within …

Venture and Impact Investors Lead Investment in Digital Credentialing...

Credly increases total funding to $7 million as growing number of education providers and employers utilize credtech to recognize and validate …

Summer Reading Program once again proves to be successful

Every summer, hundreds of area children, teens and adults dedicate a portion of their time to bettering their minds through the Keene Memorial …

Digital Libraries

EY to flag its staff's digital skills

Big Four firm to launch system of digital skills badges which staff can earn to “differentiate themselves” in the marketplace

Artificial Intelligence

Microcredentials show what you know

<i>Giving beginning teachers — as early as high school students exploring teaching — opportunities to demonstrate what they know is one strategy for</i> …

Education

Digital credentialing goes beyond open badges

Badges are all the rage. Here’s a badge, there’s a badge - from L&D to Urban Outfitters, everybody can get a badge. But what if someone doesn’t want …

Learning

5 Common Misconceptions about Open Badges

There is a lot of excitement about the potential benefits of Open Badges (and for good reason!). However, even in the academic literature surrounding …

Teaching

Going Big with Digital Badges

A badge is a digital representation of a skill, achievement, or interest that can be earned in many learning environments.<p>Skill badges- learner …

Digital Badges Are Gaining Traction

One trend that struck me as new at the recent IMS Global and ASU/GSV conferences was a ramping up of activity around digital badges. At the moment, …

Careers

NGSS to Issue Digital Badges for Great Science Content

The organization behind the Next Generation Science Standards wants to pick up the pace of submissions of lessons and units by offering a new digital …

Creative Commons

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YouTube

Scaled Agile, Inc. Introduces Digital Badging for SAFe®...

SAFe-certified professionals can use the power of social sharing to make their skills known, target job opportunities, and provide easy verification …