Open digital badges are changing how individuals’ credentials are recognized as publicly viewable artifacts that not only contain claims to learning, but also provide evidence of that learning.
Used in a myriad of ways to acknowledge achievements, badges can circulate in social networks to transform how learning is achieved, evidenced and distributed in real time. Badges act as a way for us to take a closer look at the skill sets a person has acquired in formal informal and online settings. Learning occurs naturally outside the classroom setting, but rarely is it recognized or valued in the same way that formal learning is. Badges help connect different types of learning settings, locations and experiences.
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