Expanding Education and Workforce Opportunities Through Digital Badges. Alliance for Excellent Education. August 28, 2013.
Digital badges offer students the opportunity to pave their own learning pathways and allow employers to verify necessary workforce skills, according to the report. The report defines digital badges as “credentials that represent skills, interests, and achievements earned by an individual through specific projects, programs, courses, or other activities.” A credible badge stores information online through a digital hyperlink about the associated skills, as well as what projects and tasks the badge holder completed to obtain it. The report explores digital badges and how they can be used to improve student learning and outcomes, as well as expand vocational and interest-based skills for learners of all ages. [Note: contains copyrighted material].
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