ME NSAJERÍA - EDUCADORE S
** ** Talking points
1) The digital age has created unprecedented opportunities to learn anytime and anywhere. Learning is no longer tied exclusively to seat time, as more and more people are finding new ways to learn beyond their classrooms, entering their online communities and to develop new habilidade s.
2) Digital boards are an innovative method of documentation of skills and knowledge wherever they are acquired, either in the classroom or in the community, at work or online.
- 2a. Educators can use badges to recognize more learning in their classes and better understand capabilites and experiences of their students beyond the classroom.
- 2b. Educators can also earn badges to document more comprehensive skills, training, specialty, experiences and interests s.
3) Some people ask, are badges here to replace the credentials and value? The short answer is no. Digital badges are a complement rather than a substitute for , traditional learning credentials, such as professional certifications, certificates of completion, attendance awards or diplomas. Badges complement degrees in the transcripts, to show what students are able to do .
- 3A. Badges allow more granular recognition of most types of learning, to create a broader portfolio what someone knows and can do .
4) plates built on open standard platform can serve as micro-insurance credentials include in depth, standardized and verifiable information about the source of income and, more specific and detailed claims about their skills and knowledge .
5) That information includes criteria and tests for logo - a few clicks can reveal where learning took place, what skills, examples of creative work, and more is achieved .
6) digital badges can help universities and employers recruit from a wider pool of candidates, ensuring transparency and recognition of learning acquired in non - traditional, such as in the institutions of the community spaces in the army or online .
By issuing and / or accepting specific badges, universities and employers can also quickly and clearly identify the skill sets they are looking for , reducing market inefficiencies, increase the overall transparency of skills and career paths, and help close communication and skills gap between education providers, college applicants, job seekers and empleadore s.
7) As the use of badging systems grows, badges help stabilize understanding of certifications and degrees, providing employers, admissions officers and additional academic tutors to differentiate between degree holders criteria .
8) Plates will the capabilities of a transparent individual and further elevate their status to employers, evaluators, college administrators and companion s.
9) plates can align with existing standards, if desired (as Common Core, etc.)
Section I: Key Audiences
Who are the main audiences or stakeholders involved with Educator badges?
- support team
- network/programers/dba/sys ops (or whatever the tech geeks are called on your campuses)
- teaching assistants
- school staff
Section II: Talking Points for Educators
What are the main talking points that resonate with your key audiences? Please indicate any talking points that are audience specific. (e.g., What's working and not working in the Narrative?)
- innovative use of technology in education
- short of a degree, badges can communicate skill/knowledge outside of your institution's transcripts
- badges can promote learning to students by "gamifying" the experience (please, have a look at Alfie Khon's warning on gamification: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p_98XcxJqkw... unless you are a hard-core behaviourist believer :-)
- badges for PD are more than a certificate of attendance/artifacts/documented
- allows educators in areas of the world where there is a limited access to PD to verfiy alternative means such as online or distance learning
Section III: Key Triggers / Negative Connotations in Educator Badges
Please list any words, phrases, or frames that make your audience(s) react negatively to the concept of digital badges
- too hard to impliment
- not core "author" of campus badges
- badges are just a fad
- badges undermine the value of a degree
- complete misunderstanding of the badge environment and meaning
- lack of "verifiablilty"
Section IV: Key Problems Badges Can Solve for Educators
What are the key issues badges can address? What's the value proposition?
- provide a sharable roadmap to completion of degree/certification
- can show progress/new skills
- transparency of the proficiencies required for degree/certification completion
- transcendance of skills and knowledge accumulation beyond the institution
- increases engagement and motivation to students
- opens doors to innovation and new types of learning in the classroom
- encourages growth and development of human capital on all levels
Section V: Examples of Educator Badges
What badges are currently being used in the sector your Working Group is focused on? (e.g., what are some existing models? examples to share with the larger ecosystem?)
- VIF Learning (viflearn.com)