Can alternative credentials like digital badges provide a more nuanced view of a student achievement?


badges-credential-studentWashington, DC -- Kyle Bowen, director of education technology at Pennsylvania State University, said he thinks credentials, be they traditional grades or digital badges, are little more than symbols.

And symbols mean different things to different people, Bowen said Thursday at U.S. News and World Report's STEM Solutions conference. To illustrate his point he brought up several well-known symbols, including the icon found on most hand dryers -- the one that shows three red, wavy lines floating above a...

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