Employers, Quality and Standards in Higher Education: Shared Values and Vocabularies or Elitism and Inequalities? | Morley and Aynsley

Morley, L. and Aynsley, S. “Employers, Quality and Standards in Higher Education: Shared Values and Vocabularies or Elitism and Inequalities?” Higher Education Quarterly 61 (2007): 229–249. This paper examined employers’ use of quality and standards in higher education to recruit

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Informal Learning Garners Acceptance as a Legitimate Learning Approach | Schooley, Moore and Magarie

Schooley, C., Moore, C., & Magarie, A. (2011). Informal learning garners acceptance as a legitimate learning approach [Online forum comment]. Retrieved from http://www.forrester.com Kathleen Radionoff points us to “Informal Learning Garners Acceptance as a Legitimate Learning Approach” (2011),  in which

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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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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