17 février 2014

QuickWire: Pearson Offers a Badge Platform

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/icons/wired-campus-nameplate.gifBy Lawrence Biemiller. Pearson, the publishing heavyweight that now calls itself “the world’s leading learning company,” announced on Thursday that it would follow Mozilla’s creation last year of an open standard for badges that recognize educational or professional achievement by offering a proprietary badge platform based on Mozilla’s standards. For the new platform, which Pearson is calling Acclaim, the company will “work with academic institutions and high-stakes credentialing organizations to offer diplomas, certificates, and other professional credentials as Open Badges.” Read more...

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