Issue 7

6th September 2019
Welcome to the 6th 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 news on the transition of the original Open Badges Backpack from Mozilla to Badgr; micro-credentials in teacher education; and badges as a hiring signal.

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News on the transition of the original Open Badges Backpack from Mozilla to Badgr

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What Kind of Promise Does the Future Hold for Teachers?

In this interview with EdTech Digest, Karen Cato (President and CEO of Digital Promise) discusses micro-credentials, professional learning and teacher learning. Commenting on how micro-credentials can transform professional learning, she says: "Micro-credentials provide a way to personalize professional learning for educators by providing competency-based recognition for the skills they learn throughout their careers. Educators can set specific goals and direct their professional learning on their own schedules. Micro-credentials earned in pre-service can demonstrate what skills new teachers already have as they enter the teaching profession."


How Well Do Soft-skill Badges Work for Job Seekers? New Study Aims to Find Out.
The Education Design Lab has received funding to conduct a two-year study, in three U.S. regions, to evaluate the value of 21st century skills micro-credentials as a hiring signal for career readiness, particularly for underserved learners. Find out more...
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Article provided by Open Badge Factory
Executive Education: Why Certificates & Credentials Are Becoming More Popular
An article in Business Because explores attitudes to credentials amongst participants of executive education. The article cites a study that found "nearly 75% of executive education students would consider obtaining a ‘micro-credential’, and 63% may work towards a qualification that provides a ‘digital badge’." Read more...
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