New framework intersects digital badges with open movement to discuss nine important issues


digital-badges-open The promise of digital badges for alternative credentials and skills pathways has not been lost on higher education; yet, there are many concerns—from business, faculty, and students—on the design, and use, of these badges for real meaning. A new framework condenses these concerns into nine critical questions concerning digital badges.

According to researchers from the College of Information Studies at the University of Maryland, the implications for open systems and badging are numerous, ranging from incredible potential...

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