Digital Badges Validate Skills for Special Needs Students

edWeb.net

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.

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

Edsurge

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.

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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.

To Better Serve Adult Learners, Eliminate the Barriers Between Work and Learning

Edsurge

But one particularly promising solution to engaging adult learners and increasing degree attainment is to more intentionally integrate learning and work. Working adults are self-directed, bring experience into the classroom and prefer learning that is practical and problem-centered.

Open Badges in Elementary School

The CoolCatTeacher

Some elementary classrooms are using self-directed badges for competency acquisition by students. Open Badges in Elementary School. And Amy, you’re working with digital badges or open badges in elementary school. What is a digital badge and how do students earn one?

What I Learned On My ‘Secret Sabbatical’ As a Scholar-in-Residence at a Private Company

Edsurge

The public sabbatical, the one that I proposed to my university and to Steelcase, centers around being on-site at Steelcase headquarters in Grand Rapids, conducting research on active learning and active learning classrooms and communicating that research to Steelcase audiences and customers. While I was an embedded academic with the company, I played amateur anthropologist to learn all I could about corporate practices.

Parchment Merges with Credentials Solutions to Take On Transcripts and Certifications

Edsurge

The world of credentials and school transcript providers has gotten smaller after the merger of two companies that facilitate more than 18.5 On Tuesday, the Los Angeles-based private equity firm completed its purchase of Parchment , which becomes the new name of the combined companies.

Socrates

Technology Tidbits

*Be sure to stop by booth #1734 at ISTE 2019 to find out more about this amazing company!!! Socrates is an innovate new site where educators can seamlessly differentiate instruction for each student through a unique game based learning system.

3 Big Issues We Heard About at SXSWedu

Wired Campus

Student privacy, easier-to-use digital tools for instructors, and efforts to offer alternative credentials were some of the most-talked-about topics this week at the South by Southwest Edu conference, an offshoot of the popular South by Southwest music festival. But the rules and norms for handling digital information generated by students are far from clear. Few were predicting, however, that new certifications or badges would eliminate the value of a college degree.

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

The CoolCatTeacher

She also shares her micro-credential badging approach that has her fifth graders excited to learn. To learn more about Wriq go to www.texthelp.com/wriq. I went on the hunt, and I created – just using Google Drawings and Canva – these #MakingGoogleMaster badges.

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5 Key Areas of Technology Professional Development for Teachers

EdTech Magazine

To assist the professional development process for both teachers and IT professionals, Digital Promise, in conjunction with Google , has established a new program called the Dynamic Learning Project to help introduce new education technology into the classroom. .

With the Internet of Things, Smart Dishwashers Can Give Kids Chores

Edsurge

In the latest twist on parenting in the digital age, smart dishwashers, coffeemakers, washers and dryers made by BSH—sold under brand names including Bosch, Thermador and Gaggenau—can now assign chores to children. The company claims to have 225,000 users, most of them in the U.S.

How Well Do Soft-skill Badges Work for Job Seekers? New Study Aims to Find Out.

Edsurge

That’s the kind of deeply human attribute employers say they’re looking for in job candidates as companies try to adapt to modern changes in technology and business strategy. Companies want skilled employees, and talented students want jobs.

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

Edsurge

Jessie Woolley-Wilson, CEO of DreamBox Learning Jessie Woolley-Wilson (CEO, DreamBox Learning): In the past, educators were focused on how to get more devices in the classroom. But we’ve learned technology alone does not drive higher achievement. Open digital badges.

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MIT Starts University Group to Build New Digital Credential System

Edsurge

The idea is to encourage widespread use of digital credentials across all kinds of academic institutions, and even at more informal places of learning, so that students end up taking ownership of how to communicate their learning to employers.

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It’s Time to Remake the Makerspace, But Schools Shouldn’t Go It Alone

Edsurge

Across America, students are learning in new ways many of us could only imagine, tinkering, creating and experimenting in makerspaces and fab labs to solve real-world challenges.

The Beginning of a New Era in the Online Degree Market

Edsurge

it’s an area that is likely to continue to grow and make up a larger piece of the overall pie, given growing interest from students, more offerings from colleges, and increasing acceptance by employers However, as the online degree market reaches a state of maturity, it is entering an entirely new era in its evolution – an era characterized by a changing competitive landscape, new technological developments and consumer preferences, and growing overlap with non-degree learning.

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As students flock to credentials other than degrees, quality-control concerns grow

The Hechinger Report

The university offers digital badges rather than degrees or certificates for the completion of some courses. He was also curious about the credential being offered for successfully completing the course: not a conventional degree or a certificate, but a “badge.”. “I

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Employer Credentials and Community Colleges: A Look Behind Google’s IT Support Certificate Program

Edsurge

Many tech firms are even going directly to professionals with their own certificates and credentials—such as IBM’s digital badge program , Hubspot’s certifications , and long-running programs like Microsoft’s IT certifications. Google’s model involves a consortium of more than 20 companies—including Walmart, Bank of America, and Sprint—dedicated to considering hiring learners who complete the IT Support Professional Certificate.

How Do You Patent an Edtech Idea, Anyway?

Edsurge

So when she developed Read Ahead , a tool to transform any digital text into a guided reading activity in seconds, her thoughts went to patenting it. “I This is when we really learned how wonderful our lawyer was. Who Owns Digital Badges?

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Strengthening the Workforce Bridge Between Community Colleges and Employers

Edsurge

Yet a sometimes overlooked part of that community are local companies and businesses that hope—and need—to find skilled workers. Viridis Learning , a New York City startup, that aims to be a one-stop shop serving students, schools and employers. If, as the new federal administration has been saying, they really want to keep the jobs here, there are a lot of new skills people need to learn. Some companies specifically aim to hire veterans).

OPINION: The new lifelong learner — an education to match America’s economic needs

The Hechinger Report

And lifelong learning is the education that never ends: An ever-evolving mastery and proof of abilities. The good news about lifelong learning for employers is that it means more workers will tailor their skills directly to their job functions. Future of Learning.

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As the Microcredential Market Booms, Don’t Forget the Learner

Edsurge

At least 20 percent of American colleges now offer badges—non-credit and for-credit credentials that capture specific competencies, from coding to oral communication. Labor market data company EMSI just made its skills database open source for us all to create better skills maps.

BloomBoard Appoints New CEO, Restructures Focus Around Micro-Credentials

Edsurge

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.

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

EdNews Daily

Oberlin College, for example, with its motto of “Learning and Labor,” requires students during each month-long “ winter term ” to pursue growth opportunities outside the traditional classroom, such as internships, research, or other projects. Article Written By: Hossein Rahnama.

Sony Vows to Bring “Blockchain” Tech to Education. Will It Take Hold in K-12?

Marketplace K-12

Blockchain is known today primarily for its use in the world of finance, most notably for Bitcoin , a digital payment system or type of “crypto-currency,” meant to be powered by users, rather than a central authority. company, then graduated from a Japanese university, he said.

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Planning for the Total Cost of Edtech Initiatives

edWeb.net

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.

Preparing Our Students for the New Collar Workforce

The Innovative Educator

Instead these are skills students can learn in fab labs, maker spaces, and tinker studios. Maker educator Kevin Jarrett, gives them a more familiar name: Digital shop class. Knowing how to operate the machines commonly found in the digital shop class is key for success.

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. Blockchain, Komarny explained, could offer one way of verifying those credentials, as well as allowing students to “own” their proof of learning, as opposed to a college’s registrar.

Online PD Courses Help Educators Understand Ed-Tech, Classroom Management, Study Finds

Marketplace K-12

The three biggest reasons pre-K-12 educators took online professional development courses in the past year were to learn how to use digital devices, how to use the educational software that goes on them, or to find out more about classroom behavior or management, according to a new study.

Marketplace trend update: 6 ed-tech developments

eSchool News

Remaining a tech-savvy educator means keeping on top of the myriad changes and trends in education, how technology can support those trends, and how teaching and learning can best benefit from near-constant change.

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

EdTechnocation.com

You'll learn about tons of virtual reality resources for all grade levels and classrooms and we'll explore two of the best VR creation tools in education! Take a photo or use a Scanner app to collect those business cards digitally!

WHAT’S NEW

techlearning

Software & Online ACCELERATE LEARNING STEMSCOPES SCIENCE ( www.stemscopes.com ) Accelerate Learning announced a new platform using the best of CNN’s digital content to create a new science education product. Each learning space is equipped with a 20’ 2” (6.16

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Is the college degree outdated?

The Hechinger Report

His computer science courses covered topics like programming, machine learning and artificial intelligence; Chibwe even did a project on recommendation algorithms for an online library. Adam Braun started the company as “an alternative for those looking for more career focus.”

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