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Category Archives: 21st Century Assessment

Five Ways Learner Profiles Can Promote Competency-Based Education

Imagine a parent and student have access to and control of information about the student and could choose when and how to share that information with other stakeholders. Imagine that it is not only available 24 hours a day but stays with the family regardless of school transfer. An expanded learner profile could make this […]

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Badging in a Learner-Centered Context

Daniel Hickey describes his process for badging and how the learner might personalize their achievements.

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IBL Studios Issues an Open Source Badging Platform

The open badges community continues to grow through the development and implementation of open source software. What distinguishes IBL’s platform is that it is a fully-functioning, badge-issuing open source code that will work with multiple providers, including learning management systems.   It is fully OBI-compliant, multi-language, and tested across platforms. IBL premiered this server in […]

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10 Lessons Learned from an Award-Winning Digital Badging Program

The field of badging is a rapidly evolving ecosystem with exciting potential. Its relatively new status also presents challenges for early adopters. Yet our early experiences suggest that badging has tremendous potential to motivate, engage, and acknowledge achievements, accomplishments, and competencies. Source: http://nextgenlearning.org/blog/10-lessons-learned-award-winning-digital-badging-program Lessons Learned Launching an Award-Winning Digital Badging Program from Sondra Smith

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Identifying, scaffolding, and credentialing skills in an ever-changing digital environment

Identifying, scaffolding, and credentialing skills in an ever-changing digital environment from Doug Belshaw How do we identify, scaffold, and credential skills in an ever-changing digital environment? In this keynote, Doug Belshaw will discuss work he began at Mozilla around Open Badges, as well as the findings from his doctoral thesis on The Essential Elements of […]

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How could Open Badges Transform ePortfolio Practices and Technologies

How could Open Badges Transform ePortfolio Practices and Technologies! from Serge Ravet Looking at the history of ePortfolio practice and technologies over the last 10 years, one is entitled in asking: what has changed? Is the ePortfolio technology we have today that different from what we had 10 years ago? While there is certainly a […]

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Toward “The Field Guide to ePortfolio”

This Exquisite Moment Of all the astounding possibilities that information technology offers to learners now, perhaps the most important is the chance to be stewards of their own learning.  ePortfolio technology, and all its ancillary technologies, provide a learning space separate from the institutionally-owned digital spaces – the LMS as one example.  The eportfolio space […]

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Big journeys to small steps: Credibility in an Open Badges Context

Big journeys to small steps from bryanmathers Awarding Organisations define and measure progress on long journeys – those that have a beginning, a middle, and (hopefully) an end. The value in this scenario is almost always at the end of the journey, with the qualification earned by the learner. In this keynote, we’ll discuss a […]

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Making Sense (or Trying to) of Competencies, Standards and the Structures of Learning

States, districts, and schools are developing a range of different ways to structure their Instruction and Assessment system (the set of learning goals of what schools want students to know and be able to do; the way they can identify if students have learned them; and, if not, how they can provide feedback to help […]

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Competency-Based Approaches in K-12 Schools, Part Two

In this second post on schools’ approaches to competency-based education, I’m highlighting one NGLC grantee that has committed its model to a larger goal: positive multigenerational change. Read on to learn more about how LA’s USC Hybrid High School is preparing its high school students for success in higher education and beyond.   At USC […]

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