Informal Learning Insight of the Week: Recognizing Informal Learning with “Badges”

For those looking for ways to recognize informal learning, consider “badges,” which recognize learners for participation in informal learning events, helping other learners, and similar types of learning tasks. Many online learning providers, such as online universities, nonprofit learning sites, and Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC) providers already use badges or a similar systems of recognition.

To learn more, visit  ‘Badges’ Earned Online Pose Challenge to Traditional College Diplomas by Jeffrey R. Young in the Chronicle of Higher Education online at http://chronicle.com/article/Badges-Earned-Online-Pose/130241/.

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