Nationwide, more and more employers say that they want to know what students have learned, what they have accomplished, and what they can do. One way to document and verify that information is digital badges, a solution gaining nationwide attention. And the ATE community is paying attention.
MATEC NetWorks has made public a one-hour webinar about Mozilla’s Open Badges Infrastrusture, which is a free, open source program for uniformly documenting digital badges of skills and accomplishments. The GeoTech Center and Broadening Advanced Technological Education Connections (BATEC) are exploring the use of digital badges, which they are currently calling micro-credentials, in their curricula.