20 novembre 2015

The Badge and the Blockchain

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. The Badge and the Blockchain
Bryan Mathers, Visual Thinkery, 2015/11/18

Another illustration from Bryan Mathers, authored a number of weeks ago. The subject of badges came up yet again (this time at OIF meetings in Tunisia) and I thought back to Doug Belshaw's proposal to use the blockchain to validate badges. More...

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Mozilla is Doing a Hack Job on Open Badges

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Mozilla is Doing a Hack Job on Open Badges
Kerri Lemoie, Medium, 2015/11/09

Criticism of the Mozilla Open Badges project. Kerri Lemoie argues that Mozilla doesn't even have any staff assigned to the project and disbanded the team more than a years ago. More...

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02 novembre 2015

Credentialing ‘Summit’ Will Tackle Proliferation of Degrees, Badges, and Certificates

By . More than 150 people from education, labor, business, and public-policy organizations will gather here on Monday to kick off a process aimed at making better sense of the myriad of credentials that people use to advance their careers and employers depend upon when hiring. At issue are traditional credentials in academe and the workplace as well as newfangled ones like the badges issued by MOOC operators and certificates from other so-called alternative providers. More...

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18 octobre 2015

Micro-Master’s Degree: MIT’s New Model

http://people.uis.edu/rschr1/wp-content/themes/default/images/kubrickheader.jpgHigher Ed Tech News and Research ~ Ray Schroeder, editor. The Massachusetts Institute of Technology will next year launch the first of what could be several pilots to determine if pieces of what it has provided face-to-face can be delivered through massive open online courses. More...

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Cheaper and Smarter: Blowing Up College With Nanodegrees

http://people.uis.edu/rschr1/wp-content/themes/default/images/kubrickheader.jpgHigher Ed Tech News and Research ~ Ray Schroeder, editor. A company called Udacity, partnering with Google, shows us that we’ve been focused on the wrong disruption. More...

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17 octobre 2015

The Role of Certifications and Badges in California’s Workforce World

http://people.uis.edu/rschr1/wp-content/themes/default/images/kubrickheader.jpgHigher Ed Tech News and Research ~ Ray Schroeder, editor. The California community colleges, at the Chancellor’s Office level and among individual colleges, have been taking the lead, actively studying the certification and badge system. A recent mapping effort by the Sector Navigators staff among the Colleges detailed the growing number of certifications. More...

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08 octobre 2015

Micro-credential badges becoming a serious commodity

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Micro-credential badges becoming a serious commodity
Matt Zalaznick, University Business, 2015/10/06

Badges are quietly becoming mainstream. As this article notes, a number of universities are now offering them "as a form of micro-credential or 'subdegree' to students who pass individual courses or certifications, and want to show potential employers what they’ve learned.". More...

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29 septembre 2015

Digital badges hit the big time in higher ed

University Business Magazine logoBy Matt Zalaznick. More colleges and universities now offer digital badges as a form of micro-credential or “subdegree” to students who pass individual courses or certifications, and want to show potential employers what they’ve learned. The programs target professionals needing a skills boosts and hobbyists. More...

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28 août 2015

Australian University Eyes Use of Badging for Credit

Campus TechnologyBy Dian Schaffhauser. An Australian university with an international online student body expects to begin accepting digital badging in 2016 that could reduce the amount of time required for people to obtain their master's degrees in IT. The announcement, which involves Deakin University, actually came from its wholly-owned subsidiary, DeakinDigital. The latter offers an alternative to higher education by assessing professionals and granting them credentials based on what they know. Read more...

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24 août 2015

Pittsburgh adopts online badges to reward summer learning

http://people.uis.edu/rschr1/wp-content/themes/default/images/kubrickheader.jpgHigher Ed Tech News and Research ~ Ray Schroeder, editor. In Pittsburgh, a program called the Pittsburgh City of Learning is giving students digital badges for completing summer educational opportunities. More...

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