In addition to the reports analyzing four main functions of digital badge system practices, we are compiling short pieces about specific topics or challenges in badge system design. These case studies aim to highlight the practical wisdom gained by the system designers over the course of their design, implementation, and formalization of badge system practices.
Many more are forthcoming.
Using a teacher training program to protect badge validity and an endorsing partner’s expectation of quality.
Badges allow recognition of learning that occurs across contexts, but this presents challenges for assessment
Spotlight on Connected Learning:
An investigation into how the Providence After School Alliance is adapting their badge system to improve their ability to provide recognition for connected learning with digital badges.
Open Badges allow new practices of interacting with personal credentials. Students who are new to badges may also be new to using traditional credentials to present their accomplishments or qualifications and unsure how to leverage them to unlock new opportunities. This case study describes how this challenge played out across several of DML Badges for Lifelong Learning Awardees and those projects’ responses.