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Issue 3

3rd May 2019
 
Welcome to the 3rd issue of The Learning Fractal - the evolution of Badge News!

The badging and competency landscape has evolved, so we thought Badge News should evolve too. The Learning Fractal takes in the wider, more complex landscape badges sit within.

The Learning Fractal provides your monthly dose of inspiration, updates and events from the learning and credentialing world. This edition features news about collaborations and consortium creation, a report on the impact of digital credentials on higher education and society, tips for increasing badge value, and zines...
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It's Ama-Zine

Badges visual thinkery guru, Bryan Mathers, shares tips from OER19, on how to boil a message down into an irresistible format for the organic transfer of a story, vision or idea.

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European MOOC Consortium launches Common Micro-credential Framework

The European MOOC Consortium (EMC) has launched a Common Micro-credential Framework (CMF) to provide an international quality-assurance standard for MOOCs.

The CMF has been created alongside the EMC’s partners, including FutureLearn, France Université Numérique, OpenupEd, Miríadax, and EduOpen." Read more...

MIT Starts University Group to Build New Digital Credential System
 
"A group of nine universities, led by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology... announced a collaboration to build a system that would let institutions issue digital diplomas and credentials in a way that can be verified without needing to check with a human registrar." Read more on this development...
Workspace Education: A Creative Approach to Competency- and Project- Based Science

Find out more...
Article contributed by Badgr
ICDE Report on The Present and Future of Alternative Digital Credentials (ADCs)
 
"Alternative Digital Credentials (ADCs) will significantly transform the relationship between ICDE member institutions and their students—and ultimately between higher education and society. By providing a digital, information-rich record of workplace-relevant skills and competencies, attributed to an individual, ADCs will challenge the relevance of traditional university transcripts." Read more...
Open Badges Passport innovations provide new ways to increase badge value

Find out more...
Article contributed by Open Badge Factory
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