by Dan Hickey and Tara Kelley
- Assessment Expertise badges for completing peer-endorsed wikifolios and an exam in each of the sections of the course (Practices, Principles, and Policies)
- Assessment Expert badge for earning the three expertise badges and succeeding on the final exam
- Leader versions of the Expertise and Expert badges for getting the most peer-promotions in the networking group
- A Customized Assessment Expert badge for completing a term paper by assembling all of the insights gained across the 11 wikifolios assignments into a coherent professional paper. This badge allows earners to indicate the state, domain, or context in which they have will have developed local expertise about assessment.
Open digital badges are different from other credentials because they can contain specific claims about learning, detailed evidence of that learning, and can be readily accumulated and displayed. If you want more background you might refer to this EDUCAUSE brief by Carla Casilli and Erin Knight from Mozilla. Ultimately open badges are nothing but eight pieces of information and an image. But they have tremendous potential to transform the way that learning is recognized and assessed. And because recognition and assessment are so fundamental to education, open badges have the potential to transform learning as we know it.