More and more classrooms are embracing personalized learning strategies in ways that leverage technology and honor learning as it happens.
Open Badges offer a solution to do this with validity and professionalism.
A number of trends in education point to Open Badges for verifiable evidence of attainment:
MICRO-CREDENTIALS: Open Badges can be awarded for completion of smaller units of study, often stackable towards a certificate or degree.
STUDENTS AS CHANGE AGENTS: Open Badges empower students to choose areas of interest and clarify their new skills as they master them. With these skills, they can make changes more confidently and assertively.
GAMIFICATION: Open Badges are an example of game mechanics that give earners a sense of winning, competition, and accomplishment as they learn and apply new skills.
Open Badges give earners and learners a way to show WHO THEY ARE and WHAT THEY LOVE TO DO.
I am more than just a grade or transcript or test score
I want to tell the story of my learning journey.
I make time for community work, extracurricular activities, and volunteerism.
I am ready to apply my academic skills to my real-world career.