What JSON Got To Do With It? Making Sense of Badges and Micro-Credentials
The concept of digital badges and micro-credentialing has gained considerable traction in higher education and workplace settings in recent years. Just over two years ago we began the Micro-Credentials@Touro initiative to explore how Touro University might take advantage of these learning opportunities. We invite you to join us as we examine some of the initial badging and micro-credential programs, as well as how you can get involved in the formal offerings or through informal gamification of your own courses using badges.
Michael Barbour, Ph.D., is the Coordinator of the Micro-Credentials@Touro initiative, as well as a Director of Faculty Development and Professor of Instructional Design for the College of Education and Health Sciences at Touro University California. Over the past two plus years, Michael has been responsible for the development this Touro initiative – having established guidelines and procedures that allow faculty and staff to create their own formal badge-based learning opportunities for new and existing students. Michael has also been active throughout the system in highlighting ways that faculty can use badges informally to help gamify their courses.