Peer Certification via “Open Badges” Attracting Attention from MIT, Chronicle

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The Chronicle of Higher Eduction takes a look at this rising popularity of “Open Badges” for certification.  MIT has been an active supporter, as well as the MacArthur Foundation, but according to the Chronicle,

But the biggest push for badges is coming from industry and education reformers, rather than from traditional educational institutions.

This time it’s not coming from the traditional or for-profit side.  Rather this is taking the form of a movement spanning self-directed learners and the companies who hire them.

Read more at Badges Earned Online Pose Challenge to Traditional College Diplomas – College 2.0 – The Chronicle of Higher Education.

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I have been an education technology practitioner for over a decade. This blog is a personal experiment with playing the role of observer. We'll see if I can pull it off without getting back into the fray.
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