** ** 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.

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 .

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?

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?)

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

Section IV: Key Problems Badges Can Solve for Educators
What are the key issues badges can address? What's the value proposition?

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?)