4 Reasons Why Credits & Credentials are Killing College

“Killing” is too strong of a word, but credits and credentials are not, nor have they have ever been, the greatest value of a higher education. That  comes from the Continue Reading →

Will #OpenBadges Remain Open? That is up to us.

Reviewing a critique presented by Dr. Michael Olneck at the pre-conference event on Open Badges at the Learning Analytics 2015 Conference, I was reminded of a 2012 quote from Tim Continue Reading →

7 Exciting Possibilities for Post-Industrial Democratized Open Badges

We are starting to see an uptick in talk about the possibilities of badges. Browse education conferences and the word badge is showing up in more presentation titles (except, of Continue Reading →

5 Impending Badge Battlegrounds

Are we beginning to see evidence of impending battles about digital badges? Some of them are quietly but already underway. Others are on the horizon. All of them seem to be about Continue Reading →

10 Possibilities: Badges for Progressive Credentialing in Academic Programs

What is progressive credentialing? It is pretty much what it sounds like. Instead of just getting one massive credential at the end of an extended degree program, this is about Continue Reading →

Helping Post-Traditional Learners With Badges & Progressive Credentialing

According to Louis Soares in Post-Traditional Learners and the Transformation of Post-Secondary Education, only 15% of those pursuing a college degree today are seeking a traditional residential college experience. The Continue Reading →

Credentials, Trust Networks & the Future of Badges

While serving on a series of panel discussions about micro-credentials for a number of Australian Universities, the topic of trust networks was brought up several times by Sheryl Grant, Director Continue Reading →