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

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The secret sabbatical (so-called because I didn’t really disclose it to Steelcase, also because I want it to sound cooler than it really is) was about using my position as an embedded academic in a corporation to gather all the intel that I can about how private companies work and to see if there’s anything that’s particularly good that could be adapted and brought back into higher education, to make higher education better. I’ve taken part in marathon business strategy planning sessions.

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Preparing Our Students for the New Collar Workforce

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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. She is developing a digital badge micro-certification program that provides new collar job training.

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

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In a tight economy, many major employers are launching or expanding “ education as benefit ” strategies to retain and develop their workforces. Education Technology Future of Work Digital Credentials Higher Education

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

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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?

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Open digital badges. Technology can collect and harness more data than ever before. But with that comes greater risks to personal privacy and potential for misuse. Those building, funding and using edtech tools must similarly wrestle with these concerns.

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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

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And lately, the topic has made its way into discussions around digital credentials in higher education. Joining us were Phil Komarny, VP of innovation at Salesforce ; Aparna Krishnan, a UC Berkeley student and a leader of the Blockchain at Berkeley student group; and Roberto Santana, advisor to product and strategy at BitDegree. He pointed out that anyone may put false information—like a degree or digital badge—on their LinkedIn profile.

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

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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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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.”

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.

WHAT’S NEW

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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.

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

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When learners can make mistakes, reflect on new strategies, get feedback, and try again they gain a deeper understanding of the topic. Digital Promise designers created an infographic to explain the benefits they see in micro-credentials. Digital Promise ).

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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.