A Curated Learning Journey: ePortfolios and Open Digital Badges

Conference Archive

Learning Solutions Conference & Expo 2016 - March 17, 2016

Michael Goudzwaard

Lead Instructional Designer
Dartmouth College

Designing open and digital badges for evidence presented in curated learning ePortfolios, endorses and verifies the claims that a learner makes in this digital narrative—these claims are made against badge criteria and standards that have been co-designed by key stakeholders in the learning journey. Dartmouth College designed and developed badging to track the portion of a course that focused on digital scholarship skills where students could receive both a grade and a badge for each assignment, which would earn a progress badge, and completion of an entire training sequence or practice sequence would earn a completion badge.

In this session, you will learn how the University of Notre Dame and Thompson Rivers University are now using ePortfolios and digital badges to allow learners to chart their own pathway through their learning career. You will learn about three case studies that explore badges, and ePortfolios that show evidence for a range of competencies and capabilities through artifacts.

In this session, you will learn:

  • To examine, through case studies, how open and digital badge practice can build and leverage off ePortfolio research
  • To investigate what badge claims look like in evidence-based ePortfolios
  • To share and present the opportunities for open and digital badge researchers and practitioners

Novice and intermediate designers, developers, and managers.

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