Digital Badges in Education

Digital Badges in Education : Trends, Issues, and Cases

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In recent years, digital badging systems have become a credible means through which learners can establish portfolios and articulate knowledge and skills for both academic and professional settings. Digital Badges in Education provides the first comprehensive overview of this emerging tool. A digital badge is an online-based visual representation that uses detailed metadata to signify learners' specific achievements and credentials in a variety of subjects across K-12 classrooms, higher education, and workplace learning. Focusing on learning design, assessment, and concrete cases in various contexts, this book explores the necessary components of badging systems, their functions and value, and the possible problems they face. These twenty-five chapters illustrate a range of successful applications of digital badges to address a broad spectrum of learning challenges and to help readers formulate solutions during the development of their digital badges learning more

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  • Hardback | 302 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 22.86mm | 521g
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 14 black & white tables, 47 black & white halftones, 10 black & white line drawings
  • 1138857599
  • 9781138857599

About Lin Y. Muilenburg

Lin Y. Muilenburg is Associate Professor of Educational Studies at St. Mary's College of Maryland, USA. Zane L. Berge is Professor of the Training Systems, Instructional Systems Development Graduate Program at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, more

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"Challenging superficial perceptions of open badges, this broad and incisive book informs, educates, and inspires through its wide-ranging investigation of this powerful and protean educational tool." Carla Casilli, Interim Executive Director, IMS Digital Credentialing, IMS Global Learning Consortium, USA "Muilenburg and Berge lay out a pathway through the debates that have animated the digital badges community since the release of the Open Badges standard in 2012. This collection shows badge systems that can transform how learning achievements are understood across a wider variety of experiences than ever before. The consequences for motivation, curricular design, and connected learning make digital badges worthy of the cross-disciplinary academic analysis that is begun here." Nate Otto, Executive Director, Badge Alliance, USAshow more

Table of contents

Part I: Trends and Issues 1. History and Context of Open Digital Badges Sheryl L. Grant 2. Badges and Competencies: New Currency for Professional Credentials Anne Derryberry, Deborah Everhart, and Erin Knight 3. The Case for Rigor in Open Badges Richard E. West and Daniel L. Randall 4. Competency-Based Education and the Relationship to Digital Badges Rhonda D. Blackburn, Stella C.S. Porto, and Jacklyn J. Thompson 5. Good Badges, Evil Badges? The Impact of Badge Design on Learning from Games Melissa L. Biles and Jan L. Plass 6. The Impact of Badges on Motivation to Learn Samuel Abramovich and Peter S. Wardrip 7. What Video Games Can Teach Us About Badges and Pathways Lucas Blair 8. Instructional Design Considerations for Digital Badges Chris Gamrat, Brett Bixler and Victoria Raish 9. Badging as Micro-Credentialing in Formal Education and Informal Education Kyle Peck, Kyle Bowen, Emily Rimland and Jamie Oberdick 10. Digital Badges, Learning at Scale, and Big Data Barton K. Pursel, Chris Stubbs, Gi Woong Choi, and Phil Tietjen 11. In the Eye of the Beholder: The Value of Digital Badges Zane L. Berge and Lin Y. Muilenburg Part II: Cases Digital Badges for K12 Learners 12. College and Career Ready: TK-12 Badging for Student Motivation April Marie Moore and Leanne Edwards 13. Learning with Digital Badges in Formal, Informal, and Crowd-Sourced Settings Christine Chow, James E. Willis, III, and Daniel Hickey 14. Afterschool and Digital Badges: Recognizing Learning Where it Happens Sam Piha 15. Designing Digital Badges for an Informal STEM Learning Environment Eve Klein and Katie Davis Digital Badges in Higher Education 16. Measuring Nursing Students' Mastery of Health Care Competencies Andrea L. Thomas, Jason D. Fish, Pamela M. Karagory, and Kristen F. Kirby 17. Lifelong Learning Starts at School: Competency-based Badge Systems within the Transdisciplinary Experience at Purdue Polytechnic Iryna Ashby, Marisa Exter, Sorin Adam Matei and Jeffrey Evans 18. Evaluating Design Frameworks for Badges: A Case Study and Comparative Analysis of Two Types of Digital Badging Systems Rudy McDaniel and Joseph R. Fanfarelli 19. A Case Study of Digital Badges in Composition Courses Alan J. Reid and Denise Paster 20. A Delayed Badge is a Worthy Badge: Designing Digital Badge Architectures Based on Academic Delay of Gratification Razvan Rughinis and Stefania Matei Digital Badges for Adult Learning 21. Teacher Learning Journeys: A Design Case Study of a Learner-Centered STEM Digital Badging System Chris Gamrat and Heather Toomey Zimmerman 22. VIF International Education: Global-Ready Teacher Badging Julie Keane, Mark Otter, Tamara Oxley and Leslie Lipscomb 23. Digital Badges as a Motivator in MOOCS: The Carpe Diem MOOC Experience Kulari Lokuge Dona, Janet Gregory and Ekaterina Pechenkina 24. Learning Technologies Badges for Faculty Professional Development: A Case Study David A. Goodrum, Serdar Abaci, and Anastasia S. Morrone 25. Digital Badges for Continuing Education at Colorado State University Michael Paul Macklin About the Authors Indexshow more

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