Understanding the symbolism of digital badges – eCampus News

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Can digital badges or MOOC certificates provide a more nuanced view of student achievement than traditional grades?

 

“Digital badges are a type of credential that can denote achievement from learning both in and out of the classroom. They’re ostensibly images that can be attached to websites or online resumes, but inside the image’s metadata can be a wealth of detail about how that badge was earned.”

 

“Unlike grades that lack that kind of detail, the badges contain it,” Bowen said.”

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