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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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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The Dirty Little Secret of Credential Inflation | Collins

Collins, Randall. (2002). The dirty little secret of credential inflation. Chronicle of Higher Education, 49(5). Retrieved from http://chronicle.com/article/The-Dirty-Little-Secret-of/20548/. The article described the market value of credentials and a trend in which there is a growing proliferation of them. It depicted

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The Dynamics of Credentialism: Ireland from Bust to Boom (and Back Again) | Smyth & McCoy

Smyth, E., & McCoy, S. (2011). The dynamics of credentialism: Ireland from bust to boom (and back again). Research in Social Stratification and Mobility, 29, 91–106. Retrieved from http://iredu.u-bourgogne.fr/images/stories/Documents/Colloques/youth_transitions-at-risk_2009/byrne_mccoy_smyth.pdf Smyth and McCoy presented Ireland as a case study to examine

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The Educational Transformation of Work: Towards a New Synthesis | Baker

Baker, D. P. (2009). The educational transformation of work: Towards a new synthesis. Journal of Education and Work, 22, 163-191. Retrieved from http://davidbakerresearchproject.files.wordpress.com/2010/09/baker_2009_the-educational-transformation-of-work-towards-a-new-synthesis_journal-of-education-and-work.pdf Baker’s article took into account human capital theory and education-as-myth sociological theory, shedding light on how schooling

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The Effects of Education as an Institution| Meyer

Meyer, J. W. (1977). The effects of education as an institution. American Journal of Sociology, 83, 55-77. Meyer describes legitimation theory and the development of education as a way to function as initiation ceremonies of individuals into social roles. He

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The X Factor: Employability, Elitism and Equity in Graduate Recruitment | Morley

Morley, L. (2007). The X factor: employability, elitism and equity in graduate recruitment. 21st Century Society, 2(2), 191-207. The article discussed characteristics of employability and standards of higher education. Morley explained the need for relevant skills as employers are faced

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Understanding the Determinants of Employer Use of Selection Methods | Wilk & Cappelli

Wilk, S. L., & Cappelli, P. (2003). Understanding the determinants of employer use of selection methods. Personnel Psychology, 56, 103-124. Wilk and Cappelli examined the selection methods of employers. They presented a correlation between the characteristics of work and the types

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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