Badging & the great form versus function debate
Badging is becoming the new currency in credentialing. It strikes a balance between the function of demonstrating or assessing skills and the form of communicating them to the market - both through transparency and granularity. This is especially important for hard to define categories like "21st century skills."
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- Learn how Higher Education institutions can establish a digital ecosystem around open badges to recognize college learning, skill development and achievement - both inside and outside the classroom.
- Learn how achievement-related badge systems can present new opportunities for colleges and employers to build new partnerships and streamline communications around higher education outcomes - thereby improving student job prospects.
- Learn how students can take charge of their learning outcomes; job-ready soft skills will earn job-relevant badges in areas like critical thinking, research, oral and written communication, collaboration, leadership and teamwork.
Jarin Schmidt, Product Lead, Badging, Pearson