Eight Challenges for the Future of Education, Credentials and Recognition

The 2016 EPIC conference just ended last week, and I walked away with: forty pages of notes, new friends and colleagues, and swirling thoughts about the role and possibility of Continue Reading →

6 Factors Impacting Micro-credential Adoption

Will we see an increase in micro-credential adoption? Micro-credentials and open badges continue to gain attention as experiments persist, expand and even move from pilot to full implementation. Yet, a Continue Reading →

Badges, Self-Directed Learning, & Positive Psychology

What do digital badges and self-directed learning have in common? Add the concept of positive psychology, and it might be hard to imagine how these three intersect in a meaningful Continue Reading →

What Happens When You Create and Issue Badges to Yourself?

Badge newcomers ask wonderful questions. There is something to be said for paying keen attention to the questions, comments, and ideas of people new to digital badges. That was the Continue Reading →

Reflections on Badge the World: A Great Start to #SXSWedu

My first day at SXSWedu did not disappoint. I arrived a bit late, but it was rich with a half-dozen thought-provoking conversations and a couple of excellent presentations. For me, Continue Reading →

Resources & Prompts for the #TxEduChat on “Learning Beyond Letter Grades”

I’m excited to guest host the #TxEduChat tonight at 8:00 PM CST (2/15/15) on the topic of “Learning Beyond Letter Grades.” For those who are participating, I’ve put together a Continue Reading →