"The 21st Century Skills Badges initiative, from Education Design Lab, is based on three years of research, design, and pilots and offers a suite of eight digital badges, often called microcredentials, along with a facilitator’s toolkit, to help educators and employers understand the skills students have cultivated."—Source: eCampus News
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WHY THIS MATTERS:
Digital badges are in demand, but for the credentialing movement to truly reach its potential, standardization and consistency is key. This initiative seems like a step in the right direction.