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Digital Badging

What is digital badging?

Girl scout having a new badge pined to her uniform
"A badge is a symbol that girls have done the thing it stands for often enough, thoroughly enough, and well enough to be prepared to give service in it." Juliette Gordon Low - Founder of Girl Scouts

A digital badge is a validated indicator of accomplishment, skill, quality, or interest that can be earned in many learning environments. Open digital badging makes it easy for anyone to issue, earn, and display badges across the web—through an infrastructure that uses shared and open technical technical standards. HASTAC (Humanities, Arts, Science, and Technology Alliance and Collaboratory) https://www.hastac.org/initiatives/digital-badges

Selected Bibliography

Ford, E., Izumi, B., Lottes, J., & Richardson, D. (2015). Badge it! Reference Services Review, 43(1), 31–44. https://doi.org/10.1108/RSR-07-2014-0026

Boyer, B. (2018). Badges for Information Literacy: Not Just Digital Stickers. Teacher Librarian, 45(5), 22–26.

Grant, S. (2014). Badges: Show What You Know. Young Adult Library Services, 12(2), 28–32.

Rizvi, M. (2016). Been there, done it, badge it! Information literacy and the use of digital badges at Middlesex University. SCONUL Focus, (67), 89–93.

Rimland, E., & Raish, V. (2017). Design principles for digital badges used in libraries. Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 29(4), 211–220. https://doi.org/10.1080/1941126X.2017.1378540

Rodgers, A. R., & Puterbaugh, M. (2017). Digital badges and library instructional programs: Academic library case study. Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 29(4), 236–244. https://doi.org/10.1080/1941126X.2017.1378542

Bebbington, S., Goldfinch, E., & Taylor, J. (2016). Digital Badges for Professional Development: Meeting the Evolving Needs of Library Personnel with the CLA School Library Standards. Partnership: The Canadian Journal of Library & Information Practice & Research, 11(1), 1–10. https://doi.org/10.21083/partnership.v11i1.3630

Copenhaver, K., & Pritchard, L. (2017). Digital badges for staff training: Motivate employees to learn with micro-credentials. Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 29(4), 245–254. https://doi.org/10.1080/1941126X.2017.1378543

Fontichiaro, K. (2014). Digital Badges, Part 1. School Library Monthly, 30(7), 48.

Fontichiaro, K. (2014). Digital Badges, Part 2. School Library Monthly, 30(8), 47.

Hudson-Vitale, C., & Moore, J. (2016). Digital badges. College & Research Libraries News, 77(2), 70–73.

Law, P. (2015). Digital badging at The Open University: recognition for informal learning. Open Learning, 30(3), 221–234. https://doi.org/10.1080/02680513.2015.1104500

Raish, V., & Rimland, E. (2016). Employer Perceptions of Critical Information Literacy Skills and Digital Badges. College & Research Libraries, 77(1), 87–113. https://doi.org/10.5860/crl.77.1.87

Goerner, P. (2016). Give That Expert a Badge. School Library Journal, 62(12), 20–21.

Fields, E. (2015). Making Visible New Learning: Professional Development with Open Digital Badge Pathways. Partnership: The Canadian Journal of Library & Information Practice & Research, 10(1), 1–10.

McIlvenny, L. (2015). Open Badges — glorified award stickers or valuable learning credentials? Access (10300155), 29(1), 30–40.

LaMagna, M. (2017). Placing digital badges and micro-credentials in context. Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 29(4), 206–210. https://doi.org/10.1080/1941126X.2017.1378538

Hall-Ellis, S. D. (2016). Stackable micro-credentials – a framework for the future. Bottom Line: Managing Library Finances, 29(4), 233–236. https://doi.org/10.1108/BL-02-2016-0006

Ford, E. (2017). To badge or not to badge? College & Research Libraries News, 78(1), 20–21.

Casilli, C., & Hickey, D. (2016). Transcending conventional credentialing and assessment paradigms with information-rich digital badges. Information Society, 32(2), 117–129. https://doi.org/10.1080/01972243.2016.1130500

Lopez, S. M., & Galindo, J. (2016). Using digital badges for staff development at the University of Texas at El Paso. Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 28(1), 47–48. https://doi.org/10.1080/1941126X.2016.1130463

Ippoliti, C., & Baeza, V. D. (2017). Using digital badges to organize student learning opportunities. Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 29(4), 221–235. https://doi.org/10.1080/1941126X.2017.1378541