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Micro-credential Scholar Series

Explore Badgr’s collection of scholarly articles on micro-credentials and learning pathways

Badgr Team

May 25, 2021


Welcome to the micro-credential scholar series!

As industry leaders, the Badgr team celebrates every contribution to the digital badging space from thought leaders worldwide. We invite you to explore our curated collection of scholarly articles, white papers, and investigations designed to help you drive the development of a world-class, research-backed learning and recognition ecosystem for your diverse community of learners.

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A ‘disruptive’ look at competency-based education: how the innovative use of technology will transform the college experience
Louis Soares
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A Content Analysis of the Emergent Scholarship on Digital and Open Badges in Higher Education Learning and AssessmenMicrt
Noela A. Haughton (University of Toledo)
Priti R. Singh (University of Toledo)
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A History and Frameworks of Digital Badges in Education
Nathaniel Ostashewski and Doug Reid
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A Practical Guide to Integrating the use of Digital Badges within K-12 Classroom Environments
Erin Besser (University of South Carolina Aiken)
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Alternative Assessments, Unintended Consequences: The Promise and Peril of Digital Badges
Lauren Zucker and Troy Hicks
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An Overview of the Global Open Educational Badge Movement: Opportunities and Challenges
Terry McGovern
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Assessment challenges in open learning: Way-finding, fork in the road, or end of the line?
Dianne Conrad
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Assessment’s Place in the New MOOC World
Cathy Sandeen, Ph.D.
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Badge trouble: piloting open badges at The Australian National University
Mewburn, Inger; Freund, Katharina; Rutherford, Emily
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Badges For (Lifelong) Learning-Gamification, Enhanced Visibility Of Reached Achievements And Continuous Building Of E-Portfolio As Data Source For Learning Analytics
Jakub Štogr
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Badges for Peer Assessment of Teamwork in Organized Education
Zuzana Kubincová (Comenius University in Bratislava, Slovakia)
Dana Šuníková (Comenius University in Bratislava, Slovakia)
Martin Homola (Comenius University in Bratislava, Slovakia)
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Badges to Acknowledge Open Practices: A Simple, Low-Cost, Effective Method for Increasing Transparency
Mallory C. Kidwell, Ljiljana B. Lazarević, Erica Baranski, Tom E. Hardwicke, Sarah Piechowski, Lina-Sophia Falkenberg, Curtis Kennett,Agnieszka Slowik, Carina Sonnleitner, Chelsey Hess-Holden, Timothy M. Errington, Susann Fiedler, and Brian A. Nosek
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Badges: A Common Currency for Learning
Kyle Bowen & Andrea Thomas
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Badges: Show what you know
Sheryl Grant
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Blockchain-Based Badge Award with Existence Proof
Min Choi, Shinde Rupali Kiran, Se-Chang Oh, and Oh-Young Kwon
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Comparing badges and learning goals in low- and high-stakes learning contexts
Bradley J. Morris, Colleen Dragovich, Rachael Todaro, Sebiha Balci & Eve Dalton
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Decentralized badges in educational contexts: the integration of open badges in sapo campus
Carlos Santos, Luís Pedro, Sara Almeida, and Mónica Aresta
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Developing Open Badges: a comprehensive approach
Vladan Devedžić and Jelena Jovanović
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Did awarding badges increase data sharing in BMJ Open? A randomized controlled trial
Anisa Rowhani-Farid, Adrian Aldcroft and Adrian G. Barnett
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Digital “Badges” Emerge as Part of Credentialing’s Future
Frank Catalano and Kenneth J. Doucet
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Digital Badges
Linda Frederiksen
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Digital Badges and Ethics: The Uses of Individual Learning Data in Social Contexts
Jamies Willis III, Daniel Hickey, and Joshua Quick
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Digital Badges at NATO School Oberammergau
Roman, Gigi; Geiss, Tanja; Tremblay, Remi
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Digital Badges in Education
David Gibson, Nathaniel Ostashewskim, Kim Flintoff, Sheryl Grant, and Erin Knight
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Digital badges, do they live up to the hype?
Sherre Roy and Damien Clark
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Digital Badges: Beyond Learning Incentives
Emily Josephine Hurst
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Digital Badges: Signposts and Claims of Achievement
Răzvan Rughiniş and Stefania Matei
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Digital Open Badge-Driven Learning - Competence-based Professional Development for Vocational Teachers
Sanna Brauer
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Do Badges Affect Intrinsic Motivation in Introductory Programming Students?
Lisa Facey-Shaw, Marcus Specht, Peter van Rosmalen, and Jeanette Bartley-Bryan
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Effectiveness of Undergraduate Instructional Design Assistants in Scaling a Teacher Education Open Badge System
Daniel L. Randall, Brigham Young University, United States ; Tadd Farmer, Purdue University, United States ; Richard E. West, Brigham Young University, United States
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Evaluating the Implication of Open Badges in an Open Learning Environment to Higher Education
Xiaoxing Ma
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Evaluating the Use of Open Badges in an Open Learning Environment
Jose Luis Santos, Sven Charleer, Gonzalo Parra, Joris Klerkx, Erik Duval, and Katrien Verbert
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Examining Perceptions of Digital Badges
Mellissa Sanchez (University of North Texas, United States)
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Exploring Open Digital Badges in Teacher Education: a Case Study from India
Freda Wolfenden, Lina Adinolfi, and Simon Cross
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Exploring the Potential of Open Badges in Blog-Based University Courses
Hans Põldoja and Mart Laanpere
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From Girl Scout To Grown Up: Emerging Applications of Digital Bages In Higher Education
Margaret WU, Dan WHITELEY, and Margaret SASS
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From OER to PLAR: Credentialing for Open Education
Norm Friesen, Christine Wihak
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Giving Credit Where Credit Is Due: Designing Open Badges for a Technology Integration Course
Daniel L. Randall, J. Buckley Harrison, and Richard E. West
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Grading students’ programming and soft skills with open badges: A case study
Bojan Tomić, Jelena Jovanović, Nikola Milikić, Vladan Devedžić, Sonja Dimitrijević, Dragan Đurić, and Zoran Ševarac
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How can Open Badges be used in higher education? Analysis of the spread of an innovation at IAE Caen
Sylvie Cieply, Isabelle Grand
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Improving awareness and reflection through collaborative, interactive visualizations of badges
Sven Charleer, Joris Klerkx, Jose Luis Santos and Erik Duval
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Independent Learning, MOOCs, and the Open Badges Infrastructure
Michael Grahame Moore
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Innovating with Digital Badges in Assessment: A Case Study Using Digital Badges in an Undergraduate University Module.
Crystal Fulton
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Instilling purpose and value in the implementation of digital badges in higher education
Jill Stefaniak & Kimberly Carey
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Instructional digital badges: effective learning tools
Timothy J. Newby & Zui Cheng
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Investigating perceptions and potential of open badges in formal higher education
Ian Glover (Sheffield Hallam University, United Kingdom)
Farzana Latif (City University London, United Kingdom)
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Learner Participation and Engagement in Open Online Courses: Insights from the Peer 2 Peer University
Ahn, June; Butler, Brian S; Alam, Alisha; Webster, Sarah A.
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Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCS): Emerging Trends in Assessment and Accreditation
Amit Chauhan
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Micro-Credentials, Nano Degrees, and Digital Badges: New Credentials for Global Higher Education
Pamela A. Lemoine (Columbus State University, Columbus, GA, USA)
Michael D. Richardson (Department of Educational Leadership, Columbus State University, Columbus, GA, USA)
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Motivating the Learner: Mozilla’s Open Badges Program
Emily Goligoski
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Motivational Impact and Value Perception of Digital Badges towards Applying for Jobs: Evidence from Indonesian Undergraduates
Christian Haposan Pangaribuan, Sampoerna University
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Online scaffolding in digital open badge-driven learning
Sanna Brauer ORCID Icon, Anne-Maria Korhonen, and Pirkko Siklander
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Open Badges and Key Competencies
Serge Ravet
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Open Badges as Credentials in Open Education Systems: Case Studies from Greece and Europe
Sofia Theodor Papadimitriou and Maria Ioannis Niari
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Open badges for education: what are the implications at the intersection of open systems and badging?
June Ahna, Anthony Pelliconea and Brian S. Butlera
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Open Badges in Higher Education
Myllymäki, Mikko and Hakala, Ismo
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Open badges Part 3: Framework and strategies in action
Naomi Hennah
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Open badges: a visual method of recognising achievement and increasing learner motivation
Ian Glover
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Open Badges: Challenges and Opportunities
Jelena Jovanovic and Vladan Devedzic
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Open Badges: Novel Means to Motivate, Scaffold and Recognize Learning
Jelena Jovanovic & Vladan Devedzic
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Open Digital Badges and Reward Structures
Hickey, Daniel T.; Schenke, Katerina
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Open digital badges for the uninitiated
James Buckingham
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Open Education 2030: planning the future of adult learning in Europe
Jonatan Castaño Muñoz, Christine Redecker, Riina Vuorikari, and Yves Punie
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Preservice teachers’ technology integration attitude change in a course implementing digital badges
Sunnie Lee Watson (Purdue University, United States)
Ji Hyun Yu (University of Michigan - Ann Arbor, United States)
Hamdan Alamri (King Saud University, Saudi Arabia)
William R. Watson (Purdue University, United States)
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Professional Development of Digital Competences: Standardised Frameworks Supporting Evolving Digital Badging Practices
Jaana Kullaslahti, Sanna Ruhalahti, and Sanna Brauer
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Recognising Achievement with Badges and Blockchain in a Connectivist MOOC
Stephen Downes
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Recognizing competencies vs. completion vs. participation: Ideal roles for web-enabled digital badges
Daniel T. Hickey and Grant T. Chartrand
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Refining Open Educational Resources For Both Learner And Institution
Law, Patrina
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Self-Regulated Learning in MOOCs: Do Open Badges and Certificates of Attendance Motivate Learners to Invest More?
Anja Lorenz, Marlen Dubrau, and Andrea Gumpert
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Semantic Competency Directory for Constructive Alignment in Digital Learning Designs and Systems
Ilona Buchem and Johannes Konert
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Smart Blockchain Badges for Data Science Education
Alexander Mikroyannidis; John Domingue; Michelle Bachler; Kevin Quick
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Steering user behavior with badges
Ashton Anderson, Daniel Huttenlocher, Jon Kleinberg, and Jure Leskovec
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Students’ Perception of Using Digital Badges in Blended Learning Classrooms
Li Zhou,Liwen Chen, Qinman Fan, and Yueli Ji
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Supporting Self-regulated Learning Through Digital Badges: A Case Study
Stefania Cucchiara, Alessandra Giglio, Donatella Persico, and Juliana E. Raffaghelli
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Talkative objects in need of interpretation. Re-thinking digital badges in education
Razvan Rughinis
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The Potential and Value of Using Digital Badges for Adult Learners
Jonathan Finkelstein, Credly, Erin Knight, Mozilla Foundation, and Susan Manning, University of Wisconsin
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The Role, Implementation and Impact of Digital Open Badges on a Civil Engineering Degree
Wayne Gibbons
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The use of Open Badges in library and information science education in Estonia
Virkus, Sirje
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The use, role and reception of open badges as a method for formative and summative reward in two Massive Open Online Courses
Cross, Simon; Whitelock, Denise and Galley, Rebecca
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They help us realise what we’re actually gaining: The impact on undergraduates and teaching staff of displaying transferable skills badges
Michelle A Hill, Tina Overton, Russell RA Kitson, Christopher D Thompson, Rowan H Brookes, Paolo Coppo, Lynne Bayley
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Transcending conventional credentialing and assessment paradigms with information-rich digital badges
Carla Casilli & Daniel Hickey
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Understanding student behavior and perceptions toward earning badges in a gamified MOOC
Alejandro Ortega-Arranz, Erkan Er, Alejandra Martínez-Monés, Miguel L. Bote-Lorenzo, Juan I. Asensio-Pérez & Juan A. Muñoz-Cristóbal
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Usage of a mobile social learning platform with virtual badges in a primary school
Ivica Boticki, Jelena Baksa, Peter Seow, and Chee-Kit Looi
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Using digital badges as goal-setting facilitators: a multiple case study
Zui Cheng, Jennifer C. Richardson & Timothy J. Newby
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Using Digital Badges to Promote Professional Develoment in Higher Education
Gary Janchenko, Robert Morris University and Anthony Rodi, D.Sc. University of Pittsburgh
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Using Open Badges to Certify Practicing Evaluators
Randall Davies, Dan Randall, and Richard E. West
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Utilizing Instantaneous Feedback to Promote Self-Regulated Learning in Online Higher Education Courses: The Case for Digital Badges
Melissa Fanshawe (University of Southern Queensland, Australia)
Nicole Delaney (University of Southern Queensland, Australia)
Alwyn Powell (University of Southern Queensland, Australia)
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Value of Open Microcredentials to Earners and Issuers: A Case Study of National Instruments Open Badges
Danny Young, Richard Edward West and Travis Ann Nylin
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What Counts as Learning: Open Digital Badges for New Opportunities
Sheryl Grant
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What do first-year students need? Digital badges for academic support to enhance student retention
Dana-Kristin Mah (University of Potsdam, Potsdam, Germany)
Dirk Ifenthaler (Curtin University, Bentley, Australia)
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Whom Will Digital Badges Empower? Sociological Perspectives on Digital Badges
Michael Olneck
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