Badging as micro-credentialing in formal education and informal education

Kyle Peck, Kyle Bowen, Emily Rimland, Jamie Oberdick

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This chapter describes the need for digital badges in both formal and informal educational settings, the roles digital badges can play, and how digital badging can integrate the credentials produced in formal and informal settings to provide a comprehensive picture of what people know and can do. We also discuss how badging in formal and informal environments can be used to encourage communication between providers of learning experiences and employers, can provide comprehensive information that can inform hiring decisions, and how the "endorsement layer" of digital badges can be used to convey external support for serious badges.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationDigital Badges in Education
Subtitle of host publicationTrends, Issues, and Cases
PublisherTaylor and Francis Inc.
Number of pages11
ISBN (Electronic)9781317513360
ISBN (Print)9781138857599
StatePublished - Mar 22 2016

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Social Sciences


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