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Foundation of Digital Badges and Micro-Credentials

Demonstrating and Recognizing Knowledge and Competencies

  • Explores the emerging field of digital badges and how they can enhance education

  • Discusses the use of digital badges in many educational settings, from K-12 to the workplace

  • Gives insights into how digital badges offer novel means and practices in education, backed by theoretical underpinnings, and case studies

  • Includes supplementary material: sn.pub/extras

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Table of contents (28 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xxviii
  2. Theoretical Foundation of Digital Badges

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 1-1
    2. A Philosophy of Open Digital Badges

      • James E. Willis III, Kim Flintoff, Bridget McGraw
      Pages 23-40
    3. Drivers, Affordances and Challenges of Digital Badges

      • Alison Lockley, Anne Derryberry, Deborah West
      Pages 55-70
    4. Evaluating the Public Promise

      • Sharon L. Gander
      Pages 71-95
  3. Technological Frameworks and Implementation

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 139-139
    2. Badging Platforms: A Scenario-Based Comparison of Features and Uses

      • Sonja Dimitrijević, Vladan Devedzić, Jelena Jovanović, Nikola Milikić
      Pages 141-161
    3. Adopting Digital Badges in Higher Education: Scoping the Territory

      • Brent G. Wilson, Crystal Gasell, Aysenur Ozyer, Len Scrogan
      Pages 163-177
    4. Passport to Designing, Developing and Issuing Digital Instructional Badges

      • Timothy Newby, Casey Wright, Erin Besser, Elizabeth Beese
      Pages 179-201
    5. The Role of Endorsement in Open Badges Ecosystems

      • Deborah Everhart, Anne Derryberry, Erin Knight, Sunny Lee
      Pages 221-235
    6. Implementing a Badging System Faculty Development

      • Jordan Hamson-Utley, Errin Heyman
      Pages 237-258
  4. Learning and Instructional Design Considerations

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 259-259
    2. Digital Badges and Micro-credentials: Digital Age Classroom Practices, Design Strategies, and Issues

      • Barbara Fedock, Mansureh Kebritchi, Rebecca Sanders, Alicia Holland
      Pages 273-286

About this book

This edited volume provides insight into how digital badges may enhance formal, non-formal and informal education by focusing on technical design issues including organizational requirements, learning and instructional design, as well as deployment. It features current research exploring the theoretical foundation and empirical evidence of the utilization of digital badges as well as case studies that describe current practices and experiences in the use of digital badges for motivation, learning, and instruction in K-12, higher education, workplace learning, and further education settings.

Keywords

  • digital badges
  • educational technology
  • learning environments
  • micro-credentials
  • technology and the classroom
  • technology integration in learning and instruction
  • learning and instruction

Editors and Affiliations

  • University of Mannheim, Deakin University Melbourne, Australia, Mannheim, Germany

    Dirk Ifenthaler

  • University of Potsdam, Potsdam, Germany

    Nicole Bellin-Mularski, Dana-Kristin Mah

About the editors

His previous roles include Professor and Director, Centre for Research in Digital Learning at Deakin University, Australia, Manager of Applied Research and Learning Analytics at Open Universities Australia, Professor for Education and Interim Department Chair at the University of Mannheim, Germany, as well as Associate Professor for Instructional Design at the University of Freiburg, Germany. He is the Editor-in-Chief of the Springer journal Technology, Knowledge and Learning and a member of the Editorial Board for Educational Technology Research and Development. Dirk is the 2013-2014 President for the AECT Design and Development Division, 2013-2015 Chair for the AERA Special Interest Group Technology, Instruction, Cognition and Learning and Co-Program Chair for the international conference on Cognition and Exploratory Learning in the Digital Age (CELDA). Nicole Bellin Mularski is a research assistant at the Department of Applied Teaching and Learning Research at the University of Potsdam, Germany. She received her M.A. and Phd from Freie Universität Berlin, Germany and eventually worked as a research assistant in the fields of curriculum development, at the Technische University of Dresden and school development of full-day schools, and SES and migration related achievement disparities in elementary education at the Department of Empirical Education at the Freie Universität Berlin. She received her M.A. in Educational Science from the Berlin Institute of Technology, Germany, including a semester at Stockholm University, Sweden. She worked as research assistant in the fields of higher education, analysing doctoral candidates’ supervision and students’ satisfaction within their university.

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Foundation of Digital Badges and Micro-Credentials

  • Book Subtitle: Demonstrating and Recognizing Knowledge and Competencies

  • Editors: Dirk Ifenthaler, Nicole Bellin-Mularski, Dana-Kristin Mah

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-15425-1

  • Publisher: Springer Cham

  • eBook Packages: Education, Education (R0)

  • Copyright Information: Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-319-15424-4

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-3-319-79218-7

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-319-15425-1

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XXVIII, 530

  • Number of Illustrations: 24 b/w illustrations, 23 illustrations in colour

  • Topics: Digital Education and Educational Technology, Instructional Psychology

Buying options

eBook USD 169.00
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-3-319-15425-1
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Softcover Book USD 219.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book USD 219.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)