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

Badges and Internships

During the internship, scholars continually document and reflect on their growth and learning. This typically can include notes, pictures, videos, …

Education

23 New STEM and Outdoor Badges Enrich Girl Scout Programs

<b>NEW YORK, NY</b> (July 25, 2017)—Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA) today releases new badges in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) and the …

Girl Scouts

Join in the NC State Parks 100-Mile Challenge

North Carolina State Parks challenges all residents and visitors to join the 100-Mile Challenge, a health and wellness program that encourages …

Adventure Travel

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 …

Northeastern University

Grow Up Here: Here’s a cool food challenge that brings families and schools together

<b>By Mélanie Gagné</b><p>Elementary schools have an exciting chance to show the community just how much they value healthy eating for their students. Greater …

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 …

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

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 …

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. …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Travel

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> …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Learning

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 …

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 …

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

Learning

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> …

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 …

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 …