Issue 5

5th July 2019
Welcome to the 5th issue of The Learning Fractal - the evolution of Badge News!

The Learning Fractal provides your monthly dose of inspiration, updates and events from the learning and credentialing world. This edition features lessons learned for creating effective digital credential initiatives; results of a survey by IBM on the impact of digital badges on their business; and highlights from Badge Summit 2019.
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Key lessons for creating effective digital credential projects

Gráinne Hamilton shares tips learned from working on a variety of Open Badge projects. Read more ...
Do digital badges really provide value to businesses?

"An internal IBM survey of badge issuers found digital badges impacted every area they measure, from ensuring our employees are continuously reskilling to increasing product sales."

IBM badge issuers identified at least 15 areas where badges make an impact.

Read more from IBM's David Leaser...

Creating Environments Where Students Can Thrive!
This year's Badge Summit took place on 22nd June in Philadelphia, PA. View collated tweets and a recording of the keynote by Minecraft's Meeno Rami
Erasmus+ Virtual Exchange

Teresa MacKinnon, Associate Professor from University of Warwick, presents a case study on using Open Badge Factory to create an ecosystem of badges for virtual exchange.
Find out more...
Article provided by Open Badge Factory
7 Things You Should Know About Digital Badges
The Educause Learning Initiative has developed a no-jargon, quick overview of digital badges. Read more...
Digital Credentials and ePortfolios Clarifying Pathways to the Labor Market

Find out more from Mike Simmons, Senior Associate Director of the Center for Learning Enhancement, Assessment and Redesign, University of North Texas
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