Alex Halavais moderated a discussion on on “Recognizing and Assessing Out-of-School Learning.” The video is archived.


Badges of Friendship

This January we will be presenting a paper that analyzes the question (on Stack Overflow) of whether you are more likely to get a badge if your friends do. We found that there is a small influence, but it isn’t substantial. Here is a more complete abstract:

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Preconference Workshop: Representing personal history, ability, and reputation online

Half day (afternoon)
Location: Humanities Institute Room 286 in Sturm (University of Denver C3 Studios)
No Fee.
Organizer: Alexander Halavais, Hazel Kwon

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Tell us about the potential of badges

Over the next couple of months, members of our group will be drawing together online focus groups of people who are involved in college and university admissions, as well as those whose primary role is hiring, to see how they might assess new forms of credentials, including those represented by badges. Few have direct experience with this at this stage, but we want to look at parallels and systems that might influence the ways in which people might interpret badges in contexts where they are being assessed.

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Keep digital badges weird.

Our new site

Welcome to the new site for the Microcredentials Working Group. We’re still putting things together. For now, feel free to check out the about page to learn more about what we’re… about.

Check back soon for continual updates detailing our saga research.