Digital Directions - Spring/Summer 2012 - (Page 24)

By_Katie Ash Digital BADGES F or many adults, the thought of earning badges evokes childhood memories of sewing Boy Scout or Girl Scout patches onto sashes and vests. will associate the word with something new: digital badges. In this vision, electronic images could be earned for a wide variety of reasons in multiple learning spaces, including after-school programs, summer workshops, K-12 classrooms, and universities. And once earned, the badges could follow students throughout their lifetimes, being displayed on websites or blogs and included in college applications and résumés. But some educators are hoping that the current generation of children Initiatives seek to give students permanent online records for developing specific skills 24 >> www.digitaldirections.org BADGES: Anastasia Vasilakis_for Digital Directions

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Digital Directions - Spring/Summer 2012

Digital Directions - Spring/Summer 2012
Contents
Editor's Note
DD Site Visit
Bits & Bytes
Game On
Applicable Knowledge
Digital Badges
Lessons From Higher Education
Competitive Edge
Recognizing Online PD
Ready or Not
Q&A
Opinion
Data Delivery

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