Digital Badges Validate Skills for Special Needs Students

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During the edWebinar “ Digital Badge Credentials: Preparing Students with Special Needs for Employment,” the presenters discussed how and why digital badges can help students validate their training and verify their credentials with prospective employers.

What Problems Has Edtech Solved, and What New Ones Did It Create?

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These devices accelerated the unbundling of content so that students can directly access leveled news articles on Newsela, or their favorite book on Epic. Open digital badges. Technology can collect and harness more data than ever before.

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Millennials: The Straw That Will Stir Higher Education’s Next Disruption

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Article Written By: Hossein Rahnama. To match the changing, unpredictable nature of today’s economy and digital landscape, these programs should aim for flexibility and innovative paradigms. One example of this is the newest trend of “ digital badges.”

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. This article was modified and published by EdScoop.

The 100 Worst Ed-Tech Debacles of the Decade

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Without revenue the company will go away. Or the company will have to start charging for the software. Or it will raise a bunch of venture capital to support its “free” offering for a while, and then the company will get acquired and the product will go away. (It’s Badges.

Hack Education Weekly News

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*Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. This Edsurge article – “ OER is Growing at Religious Colleges , But Raises Unique Challenges” – strikes me as a little weird, considering the long relationship between open education (the conference, at the very least) and former BYU professor David Wiley. Doesn’t look like the company has anyone to take his place yet.

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'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. These have all been separate articles in each series. I’ve already made references to for-profit higher education in the second and third articles in this year-end series – on the “ innovation gospel ” and on the business of student loans. Pearson filed a patent for badges.

Hack Education Weekly News

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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.” ” The first article claims that “The college lecture is dying. “This Machine Learning-Powered Software Teaches Kids To Be Better Writers,” Fast Company claims. (National) Education Politics.

Hack Education Weekly News

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Via the Northeastern press office : “ Northeastern University and IBM partnership first to turn digital badges into academic credentials for learners worldwide.” ” See how many factual errors you can find in this article! Edsurge profiles the latest from Degreed : “This Company Wants to Help You Hire for Skills, Not Credentials.” ” ( No disclosure that Edsurge shares investors with the company.). (National) Education Politics.

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Via ABC News : “ A defamation lawsuit against Rolling Stone magazine over the magazine’s debunked article about a University of Virginia gang rape was tossed out by a judge Tuesday. Conference of Mayors Resolves to Support Digital Badging ,” says Edsurge. There’s some more research on badges and alternative credentials in the research section below. Steve Dembo recently announced that he’s leaving the company after 10+ years.

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