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March 16 – 18, 2016 Orlando, FL

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LS501 Badges of Honor: Ensuring Badges Are Meaningful

10:45 AM - 11:45 AM Thursday, March 17

Data and Measurement

Palm 5

Digital badging is gaining traction in varied corners of the learning and development space from traditional academic environments to organizations and more. However, due to its relative novelty, there are some significant adoption barriers to those incorporating badging strategies.

In this session, you will examine how to align strategies with evidence-based techniques and multi-tiered assessment approaches to produce badges that clearly exhibit their worth and applicability. You will discuss the common questions and concerns related to the credibility and general worth of badges. You will leave this session understanding the critical components required to make badges meaningful to those that earn them.

In this session, you will learn:

  • Common badging adoption barriers and how to address them
  • The importance of understanding badge metadata and the role it plays in establishing value
  • How to incorporate diagnostic, formative, and evidence-based assessment techniques into the learning architecture for badge offerings
  • How the role of the mentor or assessor can be implemented to maximize the effectiveness and value of badge offerings

Novice and intermediate designers, developers, and managers.

Technology discussed in this session:
Digital badges.

Participant technology requirements:

Bryan Eldridge

North American Director of Professional Services

eXact learning solutions

Bryan Eldridge, North American director of professional services for eXact learning solutions, is responsible for assisting clients in developing new strategies and skill sets for digital and learning transformation across every phase of the employee life cycle. Bryan, an MEd, has more than 25 years of experience in the design, development, implementation, evaluation, and management of educational and training solutions across a broad spectrum of cultural and contextual environments. In addition to his nearly 10-year relationship with eXact, Bryan has worked for several of the major players in learning technology in a variety of roles, ranging from product development to sales enablement.

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