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 →

The Future of Education Credentials: 5 Potential Influencers

What is the future of education credentials? Is the diploma worth the cost of college tuition? Why are certificates programs increasing in enrollment? Are nano-degrees the new associate’s degree or 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 →

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 →

Badges as Verified Brand Affiliations?

I attended the mid-year graduation ceremony recently at the University where I’m honored to work, teach and serve. At the beginning, the President shared a few opening remarks. He said Continue Reading →

A Plea to Education Vendors: Please Don’t Throw Out the Badges With the Biscuits

The conversation started on the top floor of a trendy refurbished building in Milwaukee’s Third Ward. It was an evening dedicated to celebrating the growing startup community in Milwaukee, and 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 →