An Alternative to the College Degree | Scott

Scott, A. (2012). An alternative to the college degree. Marketplace. Retrieved from http://www.marketplace.org/topics/life/alternative-college-degree American Public Media released the piece “An Alternative to the College Degree?” in which Scott (2012) detailed the function of a college degree and the information or

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Are They Really Ready to Work? Employers’ Perspectives on the Basic Knowledge and Applied Skills of New Entrants to the 21st Century U.S. Workforce |Conference Board

Conference Board, The. (2006). Are they really ready to work? Employers’ perspectives on the basic knowledge and applied skills of new entrants to the 21st century U.S. workforce. Retrieved from http://www.p21.org/storage/documents/FINAL_REPORT_PDF09-29-06.pdf. The report provides a look at employers’ views on

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Badge System Design: What We Talk About When We Talk About Validity | Casilli

Casilli, C. (2012). Badge system design: What we talk about when we talk about validity. Persona. Retrieved from http://carlacasilli.wordpress.com/2012/05/21/badge-system-design-what-we-talk-about-when-we-talk-about-validity/. In her article “Badge System Design: What We Talk About When We Talk About Validity,” Casilli (2012) addressed questions and assumptions

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Charter Building and Labor Market Contacts in Two-Year Colleges | Deil-Amen and Rosenbaum

Deil-Amen, R., and Rosenbaum, J. E. (2004). Charter building and labor market contacts in two-year colleges. Sociology of Education, 77, 245-265. Retrieved from https://www.coe.arizona.edu/sites/default/files/charterbuilding.pdf Deil-Amen and Rosenbaum (2004) showed how colleges that serve disadvantaged students work to build relationships of

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Computer Science Student Network (CS2N)

Preface The information contained in this project appendix was gathered from the original project proposal that was funded in 2012 and interviews with project leaders through the end of 2014.  This appendix and the overall design principles database from the

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Cooper-Hewitt DesignPrep Badges

Smithsonian’s Cooper Hewitt and National Design Museum and technology partner LearningTimes proposed to build the DesignPrep badge system (which at the beginning was called Design Exchange). Their program is a digital badge system that has been integrated into Cooper-Hewitt’s DesignPrep program, which engages underserved high school students in New York City in design activities. The program provides youth the opportunity to develop design, collaboration, and presentation skills through participating in activities focused around fashion, architecture, and 3D design.

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Credentials, Signals, and Screens: Explaining the Relationship Between Schooling and Job Assignment | Bills

Bills, D. B. (2003). Credentials, signals, and screens: Explaining the relationship between schooling and job assignment. Review of Educational Review, 73(4), 441-449. Retrieved from http://rer.sagepub.com/content/73/4/441.abstract#cited-by Bills (2003) presented and examined a set of theories that explain the relationship between credentials

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EarthWorks

The Ohio State University, in collaboration with Digital Watershed, proposed the development of the EarthWorks badging system. Their program is a digital badge system intended to engage K-12 students with the relevance of Native American history and culture through interdisciplinary investigation of earth mounds built by Native American cultures. The project intended these investigations to produce opportunities for discovery and inquiry for current and future participants of the program.

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Education and Social Stratification Processes in Comparative Perspective | Kerckhoff

Kerckhoff, A. C. (2001). Education and social stratification processes in comparative perspective. Sociology of Education Extra Issue, 74, 3-18. http://www.jstor.org/discover/10.2307/2673250uid=3739560&uid=2129&uid=2&uid=70&uid=4&uid=3739256&sid=21104408455123 In “Education and Social Stratification Processes in Comparative Perspective,” Kerckhoff (2001,pdf) discussed the transition from full-time schooling to joining the

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Educational Impostors and Fake Degrees | Atwell & Domina

Atwell, P. & Domina, T. (2011). Educational imposters and fake degrees. Research in Social Stratification and Mobility, 29(1), 57-69. Retrieved from http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0276562410000685 In “Educational Impostors and Fake Degrees,” Atwell & Domina (2011) described a social phenomenon of false claims made

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Mozilla Open Badges
Digital Badges are web-enabled credentials of learning or accomplishment. -Erin Knight, director of the Badge Alliance
Badges contain detailed claims about learning, links to actual evidence of learning, and they're shareable over the web. -Dan Hickey, DPD Project Lead Investigator
To me, digital badges represent the bridge between formal learning & informal structures. -Alex Halavais, DML research competition winner
Open Badges can help people tell a verifiable story about their accomplishments. -Nate Otto, DPD Project coordinator
Regardless of where you start, it’s more than likely you’ll end up somewhere other than your intended destination. That’s okay. Systems are living things, and your badge system needs to be flexible. You must embrace a bit of chaos in its design. -Carla Casilli, Director of Design + Practice at the Badge Alliance