22 août 2016

Institutional badging emerges as new resume booster

http://people.uis.edu/rschr1/wp-content/themes/default/images/kubrickheader.jpgHigher Ed Tech News and Research ~ Ray Schroeder, editor. Illinois State University’s badging program allows students to more creatively showcase volunteerism, technical training and skill development to potential employers and graduate schools. More...

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01 juillet 2016

21st Century Credentials: Telling the Story of the Whole Student

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. 21st Century Credentials: Telling the Story of the Whole Student
Cali Morrison, WCET, 2016/06/24

One of the criticisms of traditional testing and credentials is that they represent only a narrow part of a person's learning. This post summarizes a discussion by Ryan Craig, managing partner of University Ventures, who made the following points (quoted):

  • We’re beyond the ‘take our word for it’ era – there is a loss of faith in the greater community about what higher education does.
  • Technology has changed the game – learning is ubiquitous and is pushing higher education toward unbundling the degree. More...

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30 juin 2016

How to use metaphors to generate badge-based pathways

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. How to use metaphors to generate badge-based pathways
Doug Belshaw, Open Educational Thinkering, 2016/06/30

The Periscope video may have expired before you see this (why wouldn't people use Hangounts, which don't expire?) but the overall concept is worth a look. More...

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23 mai 2016

Making Credentials Matter

HomeBy Jimmie Williamson and Matthew Pittinsky. Credential innovation is a hot topic in higher education, from microcredentials to digital badges, from competency-based and clickable transcripts to stackable credentials. Read more...

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08 mai 2016

FUN déploie un système de certification pour ses MOOC

Le GIP FUN MOOC met en place un système de vérification des examens à distance pour les MOOC qu’il diffuse, prérequis indispensable à la délivrance de certificats.
Jusqu’à maintenant un examen final permettait, à l’issue des MOOC, d’obtenir une attestation de suivi avec succès. Pour autant, cette attestation n’a pas de valeur académique puisque l’identité de l’apprenant n’est pas vérifiée et que les possibilités de tricherie existent. Voir l'article...

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30 avril 2016

Online Badges Help Refugees Prove Their Academic Achievements

By C. As Europe’s refugee crisis intensifies, a university in Berlin has created a pilot program to support migrants who have a college education and help integrate them into the German work force. More...

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28 avril 2016

Pearson, Capella U. partner to issue digital badges

eCampus NewsA new partnership demonstrates the growth of digital badges and connecting higher education to employability. More...

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15 avril 2016

De l'inscription à la collection de MOOCs C.2.i. à la certification académique C.2.i.

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02 avril 2016

UMassOnline launches badge program

eCampus NewsUMassOnline, the University of Massachusetts’ online consortium, has announced the first non-credit badge program, in Project Risk Management, offered through the College of Advancing and Professional Studies (CAPS) at UMass Boston. More...

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University one of first to offer exclusive micro-scholarships

eCampus NewsBy Vanessa Miller. The University of Iowa will be the state’s only public university this year to offer high school students “micro-scholarships” through a relatively new tech startup called Raise.me. More...

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