Digital Badges

Waters, John K.
May 2013
T H E Journal;May2013, Vol. 40 Issue 5, p14
The article discusses developments related to the use of digital badges in kinder to 12th grade (K-12) schools in the U.S. as of May 2013. Topics discussed include the nonprofit group MacArthur Foundation's showcasing of the winners of its Badges for Lifelong Learning competition at the 2013 Digital Media and Learning Conference held in Chicago, Illinois, in March 2013, the increase in adoption of digital badges in K-12 education and features of a digital badge. Also highlighted are the BadgeStack digital badging project developed by technology firm LearningTimes and the need for digital badging proponents to create a standard for digital badges.


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