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Brauer. S., (2020). Digital open badge-driven learning - a doctoral thesis summary. Education in the North, 27(1) pp. 148-156.

Digital open badge-driven learning : a doctoral thesis summary

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Author: Brauer, Sanna1
Organizations: 1University of Oulu, Finland
Format: article
Version: published version
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Language: English
Published: University of Aberdeen, 2020
Publish Date: 2020-05-20


Digital open badges are gaining popularity as a means of identification and recognition of competences acquired differently. Meanwhile new ways to motivate, scaffold and assess competence-based learning processes in professional development are emerging. This feature offers a summary of the first European doctoral dissertation to address digital open badges and digital open badge-driven learning. The thesis represents a novel application of descriptive statistical methodology to the context of educational research. The primary results culminate in defining digital open badge-driven learning process grounded on the badge constellation of competences. The entity of badge-driven learning includes learning materials, badge criteria, instructional badging, scaffolding and peer support.

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Series: Education in the north
ISSN: 0424-5512
ISSN-E: 2398-0184
ISSN-L: 0424-5512
Volume: 27
Issue: 1
Pages: 148 - 156
DOI: 10.26203/gzee-4m08
Type of Publication: B1 Journal article
Field of Science: 516 Educational sciences
Copyright information: © 2020 The Authors and the University of Aberdeen. This article may be used for research, teaching and private study.