Who Owns Digital Badges? A Company's Patent on Credential System Raises Questions

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Patent and Trademark Office granted two patents last year for creating, managing and tracking digital credentials, it raised new questions and concerns among a community of innovators who are trying to create an open platform for rethinking credentials. How, they wondered, could a company claim to have just invented something that is so well known? It’s worth noting that both Pearson and Credly had long been working with the Open Badges community. When the U.S.

4 Ways to Show Off Your Digital Badges

The Innovative Educator

More and more entities are helping people show what they know with micro-credentials and digital badging. Micro-credentials and certifications teach specific job skills and provide evidence indicating if these skills have been attained via a certificate or badge. The International Society for Technology Education (ISTE) recommends using a badging system built on Mozilla’s Open Badge Infrastructure.

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It most recently was named a 2017 AASL Best App and AASL Best Website. As a company, they celebrate the passion of educators, the wisdom of students, and the curiosity of families. It’s no secret if you follow my posts that I’m a huge fan of Flipgrid.

Google Masters For Kids of All Ages: Badges, Skills and More

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She also shares her micro-credential badging approach that has her fifth graders excited to learn. Wednesday, October 11, 2017. There were these bags that we had been given, and I thought, “Wouldn’t it be so cool for the kids to earn pins or badges?”

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Is the college degree outdated?

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The credentials come from many sources: traditional universities, online platforms like edX, trade organizations like the American Hotel and Lodging Institute and companies like Jiffy Lube and IBM. Adam Braun started the company as “an alternative for those looking for more career focus.”

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That’s why employers and prospective employees will need to get more comfortable with alternative credentialing like specialized certifications, micro degrees and digital badges. Traditional higher-education institutions and technology companies have a significant role to play as well.

Can Micro-credentials Create More Meaningful Professional Development For Teachers?

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Digital Promise , a nonprofit with a mission of “accelerating innovation in education,” has been a strong proponent of micro-credentials , describing them as competency-based, on-demand, personalized and shareable. Digital Promise ).

BloomBoard Appoints New CEO, Restructures Focus Around Micro-Credentials

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To tackle this major problem, Digital Promise , a nonprofit founded in 2008 with authorization from Congress, has been steadfastly working on a framework for “ micro-credentials.” These digital badges aim to signal that teachers can perform or demonstrate the skill for which they were awarded. Classroom videos, student work samples and lesson plans are among the materials—which are accessible via the badge—serve as evidence.

TONS of #ISTE17 Pro Tips, Resources, & Events (including #NOTATISTE)!

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My passion is sharing , and so I'll be doing a lot of that at ISTE 2017! Here is a great list of planning resources I've gathered: Check out the #ISTEchat dialogue from June 15 - topic was "Taking your ISTE17 Experience Home" Follow the ISTE 2017 Network Discussion Board!

'Robots Are Coming For Your Jobs'

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” I’ve looked at how for-profit colleges , MOOCs , and learn-to-code companies have tapped into these narratives in order to justify their products and services. Code.org is backed by a long list of technology companies – from AT&T to Amazon to Facebook to Google to Verizon. (I’ll For a complete look at who funded learn-to-code companies this year, visit funding.hackeducation.com.). MIT will issue digital diplomas on the blockchain.

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” let PM = "signed"; if (PM "signed") { let CODING = "4 All"; } pic.twitter.com/QRKQPgbxjW — Ivanka Trump (@IvankaTrump) September 26, 2017. pic.twitter.com/lfNWyW7z5f — Shaun King (@ShaunKing) September 28, 2017. Via the Northeastern press office : “ Northeastern University and IBM partnership first to turn digital badges into academic credentials for learners worldwide.” (National) Education Politics.

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Salesforce has filed a patent for “ Digital badging for facilitating virtual recognition of an achievement.” ” Google announces it is “Funding 75,000 Udacity scholarships to bridge the digital skills gap.” “This Machine Learning-Powered Software Teaches Kids To Be Better Writers,” Fast Company claims. The company, which helps corporations run education programs for their employees, has raised $31.5

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” New: Disclosure forms show top education official Jim Manning previously consulted for student loan org USA Funds [link] pic.twitter.com/LeIW1TwNyV — Annie Waldman (@AnnieWaldman) June 5, 2017. DeVos' Chief of Staff Josh Venable was director of special projects for Windquest Group, DeVos' family investment office, until January [link] — Caitlin Emma (@caitlinzemma) June 7, 2017. That’s despite privacy concerns about the company.

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Planning for the Total Cost of Edtech Initiatives

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It’s also looking at the potential changes, said Dr. Gabe Soumakian, CEO and Founder, Sup Du Jour Consulting Group, like what happens when a software or hardware company goes out of business. The district was one of three schools recognized nationally by ISTE for its digital badge program.

Higher Education Joins the Blockchain Party

Edsurge

And lately, the topic has made its way into discussions around digital credentials in higher education. Komarny, formerly the Chief Digital Office at the University of Texas, kicked off the event explaining why some higher-ed leaders are thinking of applying blockchain technology to credentialing. As EdSurge reported in October 2017, those programs are now creating a situation where learners are accumulating more credentials from different providers.

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In her consulting life, she has led CoSN’s Leadership for Mobile Learning initiative, developed strategic plans and content for companies, provided professional Gray is the recipient of ISTE’s Making It Happen award and the Apple Distinguished Educator and Google Certified Innovator distinctions.