MOOC to explore digital badges’ role in online learning, professional credentials

Digital badges could allow students to work toward degree requirements and help employees demonstrate skills that would help advance their career.

As educators and companies look for ways to denote learning outside of the traditional college credit, some are beginning to look toward digital badges as a serious contender.

The badges could be particularly helpful for providing credentials for students who take online classes or massive open online course (MOOCs).

The WICHE Cooperative for Education Technologies (WCET) has partnered with Sage Road Solutions LLC, Mozilla, and Blackboard, Inc. to explore the possibilities of digital badges through — what else? — a MOOC.…Read More