Online Learning Update

June 19, 2015

Can Digital Badges Help Encourage Professors to Take Teaching Workshops?

Filed under: Online Learning News — Ray Schroeder @ 12:02 am

by Jeffrey R. Young, Chronicle of Higher Ed

A few colleges are trying a new incentive to get professors to participate in professional-development workshops: digital badges. The idea of offering badges has become popular in education-technology circles in the past few years, in most cases as an alternative to a traditional college diploma, or even as a different way of giving grades in courses. The goal is to create an easy way for people to show employers they have attained a given skill. After all, who ever looks at a college transcript?

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