College of Liberal Arts

June Webinar Series: How to Create and Issue Badges

Wednesday Jun 18, 2014 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Starting in June, COERLL will host a special three-part webinar series on Digital Badges. Badges are often seen as a way to recognize learning, represent skills, and demonstrate accomplishments. Furthermore, digital badges can also be a mechanism for motivating participation and collaboration by increasing the potential for recognition and enhancing one’s identity and reputation. One of the most interesting applications of badges, however, is the potential to utilize them as a system of alternative credentialing and as competency-based signals of achievement. 

Following on the positive response that we received during our ACTFL badges initiative, we received… 

As an increasing number of educational institutions, foundations, and corporations support and explore the implementation of digital badging initiatives, COERLL is eager to provide language educators with a series of webinars that will help answer the question: “Where do I start?” 

This series will provide participants with a solid grounding in the concept and practice of badging while also exploring a wide variety of badging initiatives, take a closer look at a variety of new tools and platforms that enable educators to create and issue badges, and delve into services that will be not only developing a robust badge system, but also ensure effective implementation. 

Each of the webinars will provide a participant with one hour of CPE credit. We will open up registration for the webinar later in the spring, but we wanted to remind you to mark your calendars and stay tuned for more information. 

This session will highlight some of the tools and platforms like OpenBadges.me and the Mozilla Badge Kit that can assist educators in design badges. Moreover, we unpack the badge ecosystem and look at services like Badg.us that handle the issuing and management of earned digital badges.

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