Toward Student Engagement and Recognition: Developing a Digital Badge Roadmap
Abstract: Higher education institutions are experimenting with the use of digital badges to guide, motivate, document, and validate formal and informal student learning. Digital badging, accompanied with interactive learning designs, provides a digital transcript that highlights a learning narrative that makes competencies, accomplishments, and connections more visible. During this session, you’ll learn how digital badging supports learning and motivates students to progress through their courses and programs. We’ll review all the components of a badging initiative, but will have participants identify badge components, sketch out their badge constellation, and develop an assessment strategy within the context of a course. We’ll also discuss the types of data that are available to determine the success of your badging initiative.