Ivies, Extracurriculars, and Exclusion: Elite Employers’ Use of Educational Credentials | Rivera

Rivera, Laura A. (2011). Ivies, extracurriculars, and exclusion: Elite employers’ use of educational credentials. Research in Social Stratification and Mobility, 29, 71–90. Rivera discussed the ways that employers interpret educational credentials to inform their hiring decisions. She described that employers

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Job Requirements and Workers’ Learning: Formal Gaps, Informal Closure, Systematic Limits | Livingstone

Livingstone, D. W. (2010). Job requirements and workers’ learning: Formal gaps, informal closure, systemic limits. Journal of Education and Work, 23, 207-231. Retrieved from http://www.wallnetwork.ca/resources/Livingstone_EJRM_WALL2006.pdf. Livingstone describes the relation between education and work requirements in a knowledge-based economy. It describes a

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Knowledge Workers in the New Economy: Skill, Flexibility and Credentials | Adams & Demaiter

Adams, T. L. & Demaiter, E. I. (2010). Knowledge workers in the new economy: Skill, flexibility and credentials. Aging and Working in the New Economy: Changing Career Structures in Small IT Firms. Retrieved from http://www.elgaronline.com/abstract/9781848441774.00011.xml Adams & Demaiter (2010) discussed

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Madison College Case Study | Radionoff

Radionoff, K. (2013). Madison college case study: Using digital badges to access non-credit learning outcomes. Retrieved from http://www.slideshare.net/KateRadionoff/mozilla-presentation-researchers-final As included in Kathleen Radionoff’s case study, the National Council on Continuing Education and Training (2004) explored the division/separation of credit and non-credit

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Managerial Valuation of Applicant Credentials and Personal Traits in Hiring Decisions | Jones, Co, Harter, Yun

Jones, J.R., Co, C.Y.,  Harter, J.K., & Yun, M. (2011, April). Managerial valuation of applicant credentials and personal traits in hiring decisions. Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) Discussion Paper No. 5684. Bonn, Germany. This discussion paper series offered

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Merit Badges for the Job Market | Young

Young, J.R. (2012). Merit badges for the job market. The Wall Street Journal. Retrieved from http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052970204301404577170912221516638?KEYWORDS=merit+badges%20&mg=reno64-wsj&url=http%3A%2F%2Fonline.wsj.com%2Farticle%2FSB10001424052970204301404577170912221516638.html%3FKEYWORDS%3Dmerit%2Bbadges%2520 In the article “Merit Badges for the Job Market,” Young (2012) described the effects that digital badges can have for professional development and the

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Ohio Stackable Certificates: Models for Success | Community Research Partners

Community Research Partners, (2008, Feb.). Ohio stackable certificates: Models for success. Columbus OH: Columbus State Community College, Business and Industry Division. Retrieved from http://www.acp-sc.org/understanding-acp/ohio-stackable-certificates-models-for-success.html Community Research Partners (2008) published the report “Ohio Stackable Certificates: Models for Success,” describing a series of

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Organizational Hiring Standards | Cohen and Pfeffer

Cohen, Y. & Pfeffer, J. (1986). Organizational hiring standards. Administrative Science Quarterly, 31(1), 1-24.Retrieved from  http://www.columbia.edu/~yc2444/Organizational%20Hiring%20Standards.pdf Cohen and Pfeffer described the organizational hiring standards common to different company structures, demonstrating the correlation between formal hiring practices with the personnel department,

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Recognizing and Enhancing Teacher Effectiveness | Darling-Hammond

Darling-Hammond, L. (2009). Recognizing and enhancing teacher effectiveness. The International Journal of Educational and Psychological Assessment, 3, 1-24. Retrieved from http://psycnet.apa.org/psycinfo/2010-11469-001 In her article “Recognizing and Enhancing Teacher Effectiveness,” Darling-Hammond (2009,pdf) described the effects of assessing and recognizing educators for

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Skills, Positional Good or Social Closure? The Role of Education Across Structural–institutional Labour Market Settings | van de Werfhorst

van de Werfhorst, Herman. (2011b). Skills, positional good or social closure? The role of education across structural–institutional labour market settings. Journal of Education and Work  24: 521-548. Retrieved from http://www.hermanvandewerfhorst.socsci.uva.nl/JEW2011.pdf This paper examined the role of education in the labor

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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