So you want to drive instruction with digital badges? Start with the teachers
You can't have a conversation about the future of public education these days without some mention of digital learning. And when you talk about digital learning, the discussion often turns to badging. The concept is simple: individuals earn badges for demonstrating the acquisition of key knowledge and skills. Think Girl Scouts. When you marry the concept of badging with technology, you get digital badges that allow a person's portfolio of badges to be stored in one place and provide a record of subject or skill mastery. This could have a significant impact on awarding credentials or certificates to students, and perhaps even creating an implementation framework for competency-based learning.
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