Alt-Ed is devoted to documenting significant initiatives relating to Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs), digital badges, and similar alternative educational projects.
Friday, November 30, 2012
ELI 2013 > Digital Badges: A Passport to Student Learning
Students have more choice in how they choose to pursue learning. MOOCs, open courseware, and traditional courses all offer different opportunities. But how do we recognize achievements, skills, or competencies across formal and informal learning opportunities? Digital badges offer a new common currency for learning. Badges are visual representations of learning that explain what was learned and provide evidence of student work. Purdue University developed Passport, an alternative to the traditional LMS, which presents learning activities as challenges where students can earn badges. This presentation will explore how Passport has been used and plans for making the technology available to instructors everywhere. Kyle Bowen, Director of Informatics, Purdue University
Tuesday / Feb 5th, 2013 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM Source and Links Available At