Sharing What Works

March 16 – 18, 2016 Orlando, FL

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LS605 A Curated Learning Journey: ePortfolios and Open Digital Badges

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Thursday, March 17

Data and Measurement


Designing open and digital badges for evidence presented in curated learning ePortfolios, endorses and verifies the claims that a learner makes in this digital narrative—these claims are made against badge criteria and standards that have been co-designed by key stakeholders in the learning journey. Dartmouth College designed and developed badging to track the portion of a course that focused on digital scholarship skills where students could receive both a grade and a badge for each assignment, which would earn a progress badge, and completion of an entire training sequence or practice sequence would earn a completion badge.

In this session, you will learn how the University of Notre Dame and Thompson Rivers University are now using ePortfolios and digital badges to allow learners to chart their own pathway through their learning career. You will learn about three case studies that explore badges, and ePortfolios that show evidence for a range of competencies and capabilities through artifacts.

In this session, you will learn:

  • To examine, through case studies, how open and digital badge practice can build and leverage off ePortfolio research
  • To investigate what badge claims look like in evidence-based ePortfolios
  • To share and present the opportunities for open and digital badge researchers and practitioners

Novice and intermediate designers, developers, and managers.

Technology discussed in this session:

Michael Goudzwaard

Lead Instructional Designer

Dartmouth College

Michael Goudzwaard, the lead instructional designer at Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire, works with learning design teams to build and offer DartmouthX courses. Michael holds a bachelor of arts degree in history from Calvin College and a master of science degree in environmental studies from Antioch University New England. His research interests include evidence-based learning, micro-credentials, and learning pathways. Michael has taught courses in environmental science and statistics and has been involved with offering MOOCs for several years, including as co-instructor for Introduction to Psychology at Keene State College and Introduction to Environmental Science at Dartmouth College.

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