Badges: the Boy & Girl Scouting of Higher Education

The badge framework has a lot going for it. The idea nicely meshes with other alt.ed concepts, like game-based learning, and “knowledge-map” style progress grids that help improve student motivation and achievement tracking. Most importantly, the Badge system has the ability to bring together all types of traditional and non-traditional learning into one flexible, scalable standard. In addition to the standard university degree and the few professional credentials that exist (LEED, CPA, RN, etc.) students will be able to access (and get credit for) their educational experience from a variety of platforms.

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