Micro-credential badges becoming a serious commodity

Matt Zalaznick, University Business, Oct 06, 2015
Commentary by Stephen Downes
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Badges are quietly becoming mainstream. As this article notes, a number of universities are now offering them "as a form of micro-credential or 'subdegree' to students who pass individual courses or certifications, and want to show potential employers what they’ve learned." The badges can be posted to LinkedIn or to e-portfolios and offer details about the course or sub-program completed.

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