Foundation of Digital Badges and Micro-Credentials

Demonstrating and Recognizing Knowledge and Competencies

Editors: Ifenthaler, Dirk, Bellin-Mularski, Nicole, Mah, Dana-Kristin (Eds.)

  • Explores the emerging field of digital badges and how they can enhance education
  • Discusses the use of digital badges in many educational settings, from K-12 to the workplace
  • Gives insights into how digital badges offer novel means and practices in education, backed by theoretical underpinnings, and case studies
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This edited volume provides insight into how digital badges may enhance formal, non-formal and informal education by focusing on technical design issues including organizational requirements, learning and instructional design, as well as deployment. It features current research exploring the theoretical foundation and empirical evidence of the utilization of digital badges as well as case studies that describe current practices and experiences in the use of digital badges for motivation, learning, and instruction in K-12, higher education, workplace learning, and further education settings.

About the authors

His previous roles include Professor and Director, Centre for Research in Digital Learning at Deakin University, Australia, Manager of Applied Research and Learning Analytics at Open Universities Australia, Professor for Education and Interim Department Chair at the University of Mannheim, Germany, as well as Associate Professor for Instructional Design at the University of Freiburg, Germany. He is the Editor-in-Chief of the Springer journal Technology, Knowledge and Learning and a member of the Editorial Board for Educational Technology Research and Development. Dirk is the 2013-2014 President for the AECT Design and Development Division, 2013-2015 Chair for the AERA Special Interest Group Technology, Instruction, Cognition and Learning and Co-Program Chair for the international conference on Cognition and Exploratory Learning in the Digital Age (CELDA). Nicole Bellin Mularski is a research assistant at the Department of Applied Teaching and Learning Research at the University of Potsdam, Germany. She received her M.A. and Phd from Freie Universität Berlin, Germany and eventually worked as a research assistant in the fields of curriculum development, at the Technische University of Dresden and school development of full-day schools, and SES and migration related achievement disparities in elementary education at the Department of Empirical Education at the Freie Universität Berlin. She received her M.A. in Educational Science from the Berlin Institute of Technology, Germany, including a semester at Stockholm University, Sweden. She worked as research assistant in the fields of higher education, analysing doctoral candidates’ supervision and students’ satisfaction within their university.

Table of contents (28 chapters)

  • Digital Badges and Micro-credentials: Historical Overview, Motivational Aspects, Issues, and Challenges

    Ellis, Larry E. (et al.)

    Pages 3-21

  • A Philosophy of Open Digital Badges

    Willis, James E. (et al.)

    Pages 23-40

  • Keep Calm and Credential on: Linking Learning, Life and Work Practices in a Complex World

    Lewis, Melinda J. (et al.)

    Pages 41-54

  • Drivers, Affordances and Challenges of Digital Badges

    Lockley, Alison (et al.)

    Pages 55-70

  • Evaluating the Public Promise

    Gander, Sharon L.

    Pages 71-95

Buy this book

eBook $89.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-15425-1
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $119.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-15424-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Foundation of Digital Badges and Micro-Credentials
Book Subtitle
Demonstrating and Recognizing Knowledge and Competencies
Editors
  • Dirk Ifenthaler
  • Nicole Bellin-Mularski
  • Dana-Kristin Mah
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-15425-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-15425-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-15424-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXVIII, 530
Number of Illustrations and Tables
24 b/w illustrations, 23 illustrations in colour
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