While badging may not yet rank as highly as blended learning or makerspaces among today's powerful edtech trends, they are gaining momentum as a tool that students and educators can use to paint a fuller picture of their knowledge and skills.
Much of the badging process is automated--meaning no extra work for classroom teachers.
The university runs faculty training sessions on badging and has established a review process for when faculty submit ideas for microcredentials.
So, Lindsay Doukopoulos, assistant director of the university's Biggio Center for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning, launched a badging program in April 2017 to incentivize participation in the university's workshops.
Although these examples are specific to one member organization of the CTE community, it is anticipated that other organizations will follow with their own badging
systems in the very near future.
US Secretary of Education Arne Duncan called badging
"a game-changing strategy," and offered a $25,000 prize for the best badge concept serving veterans seeking skilled jobs.
One interesting piece of information I noticed in this article was this: "Many instructional sites such as P2PU and Khan Academy make use of a digital badging
FEMA currently employs ImageWare's ID badging
software for producing internal credentials as well as deploying the software in support of disaster areas worldwide.
Klotz had used the badging
system at previous jobs and says that it has been refined over the past ten years.
THE DEVELOPMENT OF ELECTRONIC ID systems has given rise to an increasingly popular new badging
option: the temporary photo ID.
As more and more organizations are quickly understanding the business benefits of professional badging
solutions, this acquisition further strengthens our position as a leader in identification solutions, particularly in the European arena.
If you choose not to do badging
in-house but rather to hire a company to do your badging
, many companies offer a service bureau.
Drake Certivo is the exclusive testing center for the RosettaNet Ready(TM) solution provider badging
service, as well as administrator of the RosettaNet Interoperability testing program.
The screening will be conducted by the Airport's Operations Department Badging
and Ground Transportation offices and will utilize the iA-thenticate platform and technology licensed from Intelli-Check, Inc.
To create a first-rate badging
system, Lenel donated ID management technology and teamed with computer integration firm DEI Security and Nisca, which provided badging
services and ID card printers, respectively.