Badges and badging have recently emerged as a program within formal and informal education to improve learning experiences. Yet, there are very few empirical studies of their implementation within a school setting. UC San Diego, Basno, and the San Diego Unified School District have partnered to implement badging as means to recognize skills, knowledge, and competencies by K-12 students.

Research

Other Links – Industry

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Badges, Curation, Credentials and Portfolios: ePortfolios Australia Workshop from Kate Coleman

Links

Mozilla – Open Badges

Micro Credentials Research Group – AZ State

Digital Promise – Initiatives in MC, Sample Badges

Tamritz – Badge Learning

Google Plus Hang Out – Teacher Badges Network

Emory Open Education Initiative

Blog Posts

The Case for Social Innovation Micro-Credentials, Charles Tsai, July, 1, 2014

Micro-Credentials: Empowering Lifelong Learners, Krista Morodor, April 7, 2014

Digital credentials, quests and middle school math, Audrey Homan, 

Digital Badges Hold Promise for Adult Education, Kelsey Sheehy

Developing Rigorous, Reputable Micro-credential, Paul Nauert

7 Things You Should Know about Badges, Educause

Dissertations

Elkordy, A. (2016). Digital badges for STEM learning in secondary contexts: A mixed methods study (Order No. 10130680). Available from ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Full Text. (1817908735). Retrieved from https://search.proquest.com/docview/1817908735?accountid=36783

Kriedeman, D. M. (2016). Digital badges: Influence on perceived ease of use within technology acceptance model (Order No. 10241895). Available from ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Full Text. (1854840904). Retrieved from https://search.proquest.com/docview/1854840904?accountid=36783

Schwarz, S. J. (2016). Digital badge adoption: Earner’s perceived educational value (Order No. 10126482). Available from ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Full Text. (1808502333). Retrieved from https://search.proquest.com/docview/1808502333?accountid=36783

Stetson-Tiligadas, S. (2016). The impact of digital achievement badges on undergraduate learner motivation (Order No. 10037460). Available from ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Full Text. (1775393688). Retrieved from https://search.proquest.com/docview/1775393688?accountid=36783

Wardrip, P. S. (2014). Badging to support teaching and student engagement: An implementation of a school-based badging system (Order No. 3582637). Available from ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Full Text. (1609201825). Retrieved from https://search.proquest.com/docview/1609201825?accountid=36783

Academic References

Mozilla. (1998-2016). The Mozilla Foundation. Retrieved from https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/foundation/

Parker, H. (n.d.) Digital Badges as Effective Assessment Tools. Retrieved from http://www.learningoutcomeassessment.org/documents/Assessment_in_Practice_Digital_Badges.pdf

JMP. (n.d.). JMP.com About Page. Retrieved February 22, 2016 from http://www.jmp.com/en_us/software.html

Boy Scouts of America. (2016). About the BSA. Retrieved from http://www.scouting.org/About.aspx

Achor, S. (2016). The Benefits of Peer-to-Peer Praise at Work. Retrieved from https://hbr.org/2016/02/the-benefits-of-peer-to-peer-praise-at-work

Thayer, T. B. & Lowendahl, J. (2016). Breaking Boundries. Gartner, Inc.(G00294735). Retrieved from http://gartner.com

Digital credentialing: A qualitative exploratory investigation of hiring directors’ perceptions
Erickson, Constance C.. Capella University, ProQuest Information & Learning, 2016. AAI3687720.

Lowendahl, J. M. & Thayer, T. B. (2016). Top 10 Business Trends Impacting Higher Education in 2016. Retrieved from: http://gartner.com

Treehouse Island, Inc. (2016). Treehouse.com Inside Treehouse-badges Page. Retrieved February 20, 2016 from http://blog.teamtreehouse.com/inside-treehouse-badges

Boy Scouts of America: Guide to Advancement 2015: The Merit Badge Program. (2015). Retrieved from http://www.scouting.org/scoutsource/GuideToAdvancement/TheMeritBadgeProgram.aspx

Achor, S. (2016). The Benefits of Peer-to-Peer Praise at Work. Retrieved from https://hbr.org/2016/02/the-benefits-of-peer-to-peer-praise-at-work

Thayer, T. B. & Lowendahl, J. (2016). Breaking Boundries. Gartner, Inc.(G00294735). Retrieved from http://gartner.com

Digital credentialing: A qualitative exploratory investigation of hiring directors’ perceptions
Erickson, Constance C.. Capella University, ProQuest Information & Learning, 2016. AAI3687720.

Lowendahl, J. M. & Thayer, T. B. (2016). Top 10 Business Trends Impacting Higher Education in 2016. Retrieved from: http://gartner.c

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