ERIC Number: EJ1170502
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Abstractor: As Provided
Using Digital Badges to Organize Student Learning Opportunities
Ippoliti, Cinthya; Baeza, Victor D.
Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, v29 n4 p221-235 2017
A growing trend at universities is to use digital badges (micro-credentialing) for capturing the "soft skills" students gain outside of the classroom. Libraries can use this opportunity to become campus leaders in digital badges, using the system to not only promote their information literacy activities but to coordinate workshop programming offered by various university support services. Two university libraries attempted to accomplish these goals with digital badges. One program focused on offering digital badges to promote library programming, while the other initiated a campus-wide movement with the graduate college to promote workshops offered across university departments for graduate students.
Descriptors: Educational Opportunities, Credentials, Electronic Publishing, Information Literacy, Technology Uses in Education, College Libraries, Library Instruction, Case Studies, Institutional Characteristics, Needs Assessment, Student Surveys, Focus Groups, Program Development, Library Development
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Identifiers - Location: Oklahoma; Maryland