Starting in June, COERLL will host a special webinar series on Digital Badges. Badges are often seen as a way to recognize learning, represent skills, and demonstrate accomplishments. Furthermore, digital badges can also be a mechanism for motivating participation and collaboration by increasing the potential for recognition and enhancing one’s identity and reputation. One of the most interesting applications of badges, however, is the potential to utilize them as a system of alternative credentialing and as competency-based signals of achievement.
As an increasing number of educational institutions, foundations, and corporations support and explore the implementation of digital badging initiatives, COERLL is eager to provide language educators with a series of webinars that will help answer the question: “Where do I start?”
This series will provide participants with a solid grounding in the concept and practice of badging while also exploring a wide variety of badging initiatives, take a closer look at a variety of new tools and platforms that enable educators to create and issue badges, and delve into services that will be not only developing a robust badge system, but also ensure effective implementation.
In this session, we will begin with the basics of what digital badges are move quickly into showcasing a number of good (and some not so good) examples of badge systems for educators.
The following link will take you to the login page for the webinar where you can join the event at the time it is held: https://meeting.austin.utexas.edu/coerll-june-webinars
If you are interested in CPE credits, please pre-register.