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.

Catch the #FlipgridFever

Barrow Media Center: Expect the Miraculous

As a company, they celebrate the passion of educators, the wisdom of students, and the curiosity of families. Flipgrid is continuously celebrating the innovative uses of their tool by further amplifying student and educator voices on social media and presentations.

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.

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

Edsurge

Just look at Apple’s partnership with numerous community colleges to integrate its app development tools and frameworks into curriculum, or Facebook’s plan to teach their social media products based on topics like generating leads on social media platforms, monetizing content, and increasing online sales.

'Robots Are Coming For Your Jobs'

Hack Education

” 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. ” Rather, McMillan Cottom argues these students are making rational decisions in a world of growing economic precarity and shrinking social programs. Code.org is backed by a long list of technology companies – from AT&T to Amazon to Facebook to Google to Verizon. (I’ll