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UC Davis Embraces Digital Badges

UC Davis Embraces Digital Badges

Inside Higher Education reports that the University of California at Davis reports early success with its efforts to incorporate digital badges into its curriculum: The idea was hatched as the university worked toward the 2011 launch of the sustainable ag major. It’s an ambitious interdisciplinary program, featuring collaboration among eight departments in the university’s College […]

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Chicago’s Summer of Learning:  the Latest Application of Badges

Chicago’s Summer of Learning: the Latest Application of Badges

A recent post at HASTAC (the Humanities, Arts Science and Technology Alliance and Collaboratory) described the latest application of digital learning badges:  Chicago’s Summer of Learning. In 2013, the Mozilla Open Badges team worked with the city of Chicago Mayor’s Office, the MacArthur Foundation and many other youth-serving organizations to launch an amazing and exciting learning campaign […]

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Clinton Global Initiative Gets Behind Open Badges for Workforce Development

Clinton Global Initiative Gets Behind Open Badges for Workforce Development

The Humanities, Arts, Science & Technology Advanced Collaboratory (HASTAC) announced that the Clinton Global Initiative is getting behind the digital badges movement: Open Badges has the potential for in-depth, verifiable credentialing of 21st Century skills no matter where they are learned – in school, in the community, on the job, or online. That creates new […]

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Report Documents Technological Innovations at Community Colleges

Report Documents Technological Innovations at Community Colleges

The New Media Consortium has released a report on what educational technology innovations community colleges have already adopted and can be expected to adopt over the next few years: The Technology Outlook for Community, Technical, and Junior Colleges 2013-2018 identifies BYOD, flipped classroom, online learning, and social media as technologies expected to enter mainstream use […]

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Digital Badges & the Workforce Development Revolution

Digital Badges & the Workforce Development Revolution

We’ve posted before about the potential for digital badges to revolutionize workforce development.  A few days ago, the New York Times had a concise overview of what digital badges are and how they might revolutionize workforce development: One of the most important functions of college degrees is signaling knowledge and skill to potential employers. Yet […]

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