July 26, 2021
July 26, 2021
July 19, 2022
Digital badges and microcredentials were initially the vision of educational technology thought leaders and visionaries and have been promoted as a potential alternative to traditional credentialing. Recent years have seen more mainstream adoption of digital badges offered by traditional higher education institutions; MOOC providers like EdX; and large companies such as Walmart and IBM. The Department of Mechanical Engineering at [University name] has been offering microcredentials since 2018 and as of Spring 2021 has awarded over 210 individual badges. In this paper we provide a brief overview of the contemporary microcredentialing landscape; describe our pedagogical framework and infrastructure for designing and implementing digital badges within Mechanical Engineering; and highlight key findings from learning analytics and student experiential data.
Gregg, A., & Marsh, E., & Thole, K. A. (2021, July), Augmenting Traditional ME Curriculum with Digital Badge Microcredentials Paper presented at 2021 ASEE Virtual Annual Conference Content Access, Virtual Conference. 10.18260/1-2--36734
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