In a recent blog post we talked about the advantages of using badges as micr0-credentials to verify online educational accomplishments. Badges don’t cost anything to implement. You can simply use open source tools like the Mozilla Open Badge project and integrate their verification system into the classes you’re teaching online.
In the blog post linked to above we talked about the benefits of verification from both the students’ and teachers’ perspectives. We also talked about the importance of micro-credentials for potential employers, schools, collaborators or business partners. There are numerous people who have stakes in verifying (and at a deeper level… measuring) what type of learning took place in an online environment.
So we’re curious to ask people offering courses online… Are you using this open source verification technology in your online classes? You can answer the question by filling out our poll below. Thanks for participating!