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 →

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 →

Re-imagining Learning & Credentialing in a Connected World

I’m playing with this idea of multiple pathways to learning and earning associated credentials. So, I wanted to get the following rough ideas out to you as a way to spark 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 →

What Gives a Credential Value?

We have diplomas, badges, certificates, endorsements, licenses, IDs, awards, and titles. Each of these communicate something to others. What gives credentials value? What makes them sought after or admired? Amid my Continue Reading →