Badges for Learning: Creating your own path – MaRS Best Practices

Badges for Learning: Creating your own path – MaRS Best Practices

Imagine being able to demonstrate to a prospective employer the skills you developed through your volunteer work or a course you took on-line. Digital badges have made this possible.

Digital badges are quickly becoming a popular way to represent skills and knowledge you’ve acquired. Unlike a diploma or degree, badges link to online portfolios. Education publishers, not-for-profit companies and schools are starting to issue badges as an alternative way of showing evidence of competency.

Hear from organizations pushing the boundaries of how we accredit knowledge, through the perspectives of Charles Tsai of Ashoka Canada, Peter Janzow of Pearson VUE and Mark Surman of the Mozilla Foundation. Join us to discuss the future of badges in education and their implications, not only for individuals, but also for innovators in the sector.

Charles Tsai, Director of Learning Networks, Ashoka Canada

Peter Janzow, Open Badges Lead, Pearson VUE

Mark Surman, Executive Director, Mozilla Foundation

Kelly Ronan, Managing Editor, Pearson Education Canada

Joseph Wilson, Senior Strategist, Education, MaRS Discovery District

Oct 10, 2014 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
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