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A new report from the Alliance for Excellent Education, “Digital Badge Systems: The Promise and Potential,” highlights how the increasing adopting of digital badge systems supports professional learning for teachers and college and career readiness for students.
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A new report from the Alliance for Excellent Education, “Digital Badge Systems: The Promise and Potential,” highlights how the increasing adopting of digital badge systems supports professional learning for teachers and college and career readiness for students.

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The report recommends strategies that include transitioning from seat-time requirements for learning to more flexible models that advance students after they master course content. The report also recommends safeguards at the state level to ensure that competency-based learning prevents at-risk students from falling behind. Finally, the report emphasizes the importance of clear protocols around how student data is collected and how privacy is protected within a badge system.

The report is available at http://all4ed.org/reports-factsheets/DigitalBadgeSystems/

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