In recent years, digital badging systems have become a credible means through which learners can establish portfolios and articulate knowledge and skills for both academic and professional settings. Digital Badges in Education provides the first comprehensive overview of this emerging tool. A digital badge is an online-based visual representation that uses detailed metadata to signify learners’ specific achievements and credentials in a variety of subjects across K-12 classrooms, higher education, and workplace learning. Focusing on learning design, assessment, and concrete cases in various contexts, this book explores the necessary components of badging systems, their functions and value, and the possible problems they face. These twenty-five chapters illustrate a range of successful applications of digital badges to address a broad spectrum of learning challenges and to help readers formulate solutions during the development of their digital badges learning projects.

part |108 pages

Trends and issues

chapter |9 pages

History and context of open digital badges

BySheryl L. Grant

chapter |9 pages

Badges and competencies

New currency for professional credentials
ByAnne Derryberry, Deborah Everhart, Erin Knight

chapter |9 pages

The case for rigor in open badges

ByRichard E. West, Daniel L. Randall

chapter |9 pages

Competency-based education and the relationship to digital badges

ByRhonda D. Blackburn, Stella C. S. Porto, Jacklyn J. Thompson

chapter |14 pages

Good badges, evil badges?

Impact of badge design on learning from games
ByMelissa L. Biles, Jan L. Plass

chapter |9 pages

Impact of badges on motivation to learn

BySamuel Abramovich, Peter Wardrip

chapter |9 pages

What video games can teach us about badges and pathways

ByLucas Blair

chapter |11 pages

Instructional design considerations for digital badges

ByChris Gamrat, Brett Bixler, Victoria Raish

chapter |11 pages

Badging as micro-credentialing in formal education and informal education

ByKyle Peck, Kyle Bowen, Emily Rimland, Jamie Oberdick

chapter |9 pages

Digital badges, learning at scale, and big data

ByBarton K. Pursel, Chris Stubbs, Gi Woong Choi, Phil Tietjen

chapter |7 pages

In the eye of the beholder

Value of digital badges
ByZane L. Berge, Lin Y. Muilenburg

part |163 pages


chapter |11 pages

College and career ready

TK-12 badging for student motivation
ByApril M. Moore, Leanne Edwards

chapter |13 pages

Learning with digital badges in formal, informal, and crowd-sourced settings

ByChristine Chow, James E. Willis, Daniel Hickey

chapter |10 pages

Afterschool and digital badges

Recognizing learning where it happens
BySam Piha

chapter |11 pages

Designing digital badges for an informal STEM Learning Environment

ByEve Klein, Katie Davis

chapter |10 pages

Measuring nursing students' mastery of health care competencies

ByAndrea Thomas, Jason Fish, Pamela M. Karagory, Kristen Kirby

chapter |10 pages

Lifelong learning starts at school

Competency-based badge systems within the transdisciplinary experience at Purdue Polytechnic
ByIryna Ashby, Marisa Exter, Sorin Adam Matei, Jeffrey Evans

chapter |13 pages

Evaluating design frameworks for badges

A case study and comparison analysis of two types of digital badging systems
ByRudy McDaniel, Joseph R. Fanfarelli

chapter |14 pages

A case study of digital badges in composition courses

ByAlan J. Reid, Denise Paster

chapter |12 pages

A delayed badge is a worthy badge

Designing digital badge architectures based on academic delay of gratification
ByRăzvan Rughiniş, Ştefania Matei

chapter |11 pages

Teacher learning journeys

A design case study of a learner-centered STEM digital badging system
ByChris Gamrat, Heather Toomey Zimmerman

chapter |12 pages

VIF international education

Global-ready teacher badging
ByJulie Keane, Mark Otter, Tamara Oxley, Leslie Lipscomb

chapter |11 pages

Digital badges as a motivator in MOOCs

The Carpe Diem MOOC experience
ByKulari Lokuge Dona, Janet Gregory, Ekaterina Pechenkina

chapter |12 pages

Learning technologies badges for faculty professional development

A case study
ByDavid A. Goodrum, Serdar Abaci, Anastasia S. Morrone

chapter |11 pages

Digital badges for continuing education at Colorado State University

ByMichael Paul Macklin