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The Potential and Value of Using Digital Badges for Adult Learners

Hello Members,

The LINCS Resource Center recently added this wonderful report about the efficacy of Digital Badges for adult learners.  I think there is great value in using digital badges in a corrections setting as they usually require less classroom time than a degree or even a certificate, and they are more specifically focused for employment in a particular job or field, which is great for incarcerated learners looking to successfully reenter their community.

Digital Badges Discussion Q4: What adult education issues may arise for public sector (local, state, federal) involvement in badges? For private sector involvement?

Hi all,

There have been some great additions to our discussion over the weekend.  Thanks to all of you have participated so far.  We are now on day seven of our The Potential and Value of Using Digital Badges for Adult Learners discussion.

Today we move on to Question 4. What adult education issues may arise for public sector (local, state, federal) involvement in badges? For private sector involvement?

Digital Badges Discussion Q3: Where do badges derive their value, what is their value, and how might it evolve?

Hi all,

We are now on day four of our discussion on The Potential and Value of Using Digital Badges for Adult Learners.  So far, we have had some discussion on how badges are different from credentialing methods used in the past and the roles for quality & content standards in awarding badges.  You can continue to discuss those questions in those two threads.

Today we move on to Question 3:  Where do badges derive their value, what is their value, and how might it evolve?

Digital Badges Discussion Q2: What are the roles for quality & content standards (in awarding badges)? Of accreditation? Development processes?

Welcome to day two of our week long discussion on The Potential and Value of Using Digital Badges for Adult Learners. Yesterday we looked at how badges are different from credentialing methods used in the past and how career pathways, certificates, and stackable credentials are similar and different from digital badges.  You can continue to explore those ideas in the thread on Question 1 (from December 3).

Today we are adding a new thread to explore another question: 

Welcome to Digital Badges Discussion. Q1 How are badges different from credentialing methods used in the past?

Welcome to a Week Long Discussion on Digital Badges for Adult Education

Welcome to day one of our week long discussion (December 3-9) on The Potential and Value of Using Digital Badges for Adult Learners, a report recently released for public comment by the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Vocational and Adult Education, through a contract with the American Institutes for Research (AIR).

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