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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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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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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