Liberal Arts Badges and Microcredentialing

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  • Badges at Penn StateChris Long

    Associate Dean for Graduate and Undergraduate Education College of the Liberal Arts

    @cplong

  • Image by Kyle Bowen: http://classhack.com/post/45364649211/open-badge-anatomy-updated

  • Curricular Cross-curricular Co-curricular

    Open-curricular Professional development Certifications

    Embedded in credit-bearing learning

    Embedded in non-credit learning

    Faculty/Staff

    Recognize learning outcomes within courses.

    Recognize learning outcomes across courses or credentials.

    Recognize learning or scholarship that occurs outside traditional courses.

    Recognize learning that may be required for faculty/staff members role or position.

    Recognize learning as part of faculty/staff professional development.

    Recognize learning outcomes in openly available structured courses.

    Badges & Microcredentials in Higher Education

  • Liberal Arts Citizens Badgescitizens.la.psu.edu

  • Liberal Arts Citizens - Badge CategoriesGlobal Perspective- Study Abroad - International Internships - Cultural Awareness - Service Travel

    Sample Badge

    The GlobalistLiving abroad, whether for study or work, enables you to understand and appreciate other cultures and to see your own in a new way. Earn the Globalist badge by completing a six-week or longer study or intern abroad program.

    Evidence: Blog post reflecting on your experience.

    Earn this badge

  • Liberal Arts Citizens - Badge Categories

    Initiative- Utilizing Resources - Undergraduate

    Research - Internships - Career Preparation

    Global Perspective- Study Abroad - International Internships - Cultural Awareness - Service Travel

    Sample Badge

    The Apprentice

    Learning by doing is a great way to develop knowledge and expertise. Earn The Apprentice badge by putting theory into practice in an internship or an undergraduate research experience.

    Evidence: LinkedIn page with supervisor recommendation.

    Earn this badge

  • Liberal Arts Citizens - Badge Categories

    Initiative- Utilizing Resources - Undergraduate

    Research - Internships - Career Preparation

    Leadership- Student Organizations - Self Assessment - Peer Nomination

    Global Perspective- Study Abroad - International Internships - Cultural Awareness - Service Travel

    Sample BadgeThe Self-Aware LeaderYou become a self-aware leader by understanding your strengths and weaknesses and making intentional decisions that allow you and those around you to thrive.

    Evidence: Completion of Strengths Finder and review with career adviser.

    Earn this badge

  • Liberal Arts Citizens - Badge Categories

    Engagement- Volunteering - Networking - Blogging

    Initiative- Utilizing Resources - Undergraduate

    Research - Internships - Career Preparation

    Leadership- Student Organizations - Self Assessment - Peer Nomination

    Global Perspective- Study Abroad - International Internships - Cultural Awareness - Service Travel

    Sample Badge

    The StorytellerGreat storytelling allows you to bring people together and motivate them to act. Earn the Storyteller badge by participating actively and constructively in conversations on Liberal Arts Voices social media channels.

    Evidence: Links to published blog posts and tweets.

    Earn this badge

  • 1 from each category

    + + + + +

    2 more from any category

    =

    Liberal Arts Citizen

    Meta Badge

  • Excellence in Communications Certificate

  • Oral Presentation Visual Rhetoric Academic Writing Public Discourse

    Current Certificate Model

    Students complete work in four modes of communication

  • e-Portfolio

    Current Certificate Model

    Students assemble work in e-Portfolio Faculty evaluate work as a whole Certificate awarded

  • Badged Certificate Model

    Assignments become badges

    e-Portfolio

    Faculty evaluate individual badges as they are completed

  • Badged Certificate Model

    e-Portfolio becomes badge Faculty evaluate e-Portfolio badge Certificate and badge awarded

    e-Portfolio

  • Badges at Penn StateChris Long

    Associate Dean for Graduate and Undergraduate Education College of the Liberal Arts

    @cplong