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Digital Badges for Learning | Learning Beyond Letter Grades

Digital Badges for Learning Panel Discussion

Learning Beyond Letter Grades MOOC – Live Event

“Digital Badges for Learning” panel discussion with Sheryl Grant, Jonathan Finkelstein & Sunny Lee (Moderated by Bernard Bull). This live event was part of the Learning Beyond Letter Grades Massively Open Online Course hosted by Concordia University Wisconsin’s Office of Continuing & Distance Education. Learning Beyond Letter Grades is a Massively Open Online Course provided by Concordia University Wisconsin’s Office of Distance and Continuing Education. The course allows participants to carefully consider the history, benefits, limitations, and alternatives to using letter grades in learning environments.

Dr. Bernard Bull

Moderator. Bernard Bull (@bdean1000) Assistant Vice President of Academics and Professor of Educational Design & Technology at Concordia University Wisconsin.

Digital Badges for Learning Panel:

Sheryl Grant

Sheryl Grant (@slgrant) is Director of Social Networking for the HASTAC/MacArthur Foundation Digital Media and Learning Competition and a doctoral student at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill’s School of Information and Library Science.

Jonathan E. Finkelstein

Jonathan Finkelstein (@JEFinkelstein) is founder and CEO of Credly, and director of the BadgeOS project, an open source system for recognizing and rewarding achievement. As founder of LearningTimes, Jonathan has worked with mission-driven organizations to produce and launch online programs and events. He is author of Learning in Real Time (Wiley), contributing author to The Digital Museum, and co-author of a report for the US Department of Education on the potential for digital badges.

Sunny Lee

Sunny Lee (@soletelee) is the Open Badges Project Lead at Mozilla Foundation.

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