Open badges and Recognition of Learning

Higher Education institutions commonly use grade-based evaluations where students get rewarded for the knowledge they gain, and tasks such as projects, behavior, skills, and taking tests. The rewards come in the form of a grade (number, letter) or certificates and can be physical or virtual. The rewards may be determined by peer, self, or teacher-based assessments. Rewards are a way to motivate students to learn.

Today students can learn online to supplement traditional class learning and get rewarded for their efforts. Digital badges is an example of using virtual rewards. The Mozilla Open Badges (Open Badge Infrastructure or OBI) project is the virtual badge system which created a backpack web application for storing open (digital) badges received by learners from various sources.

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Recognition of learning

Open Badges

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