Vol 55, No 3 (2019)


DOI: https://doi.org/10.5860/ltr.55n3

Library Technology Reports (vol. 55, no. 3), "Micro-credentials and Digital Badges," edited by Emily Rimland and Victoria Raish

Digital badges, a type of micro-credential, have been heralded for the last five years as a key trend in education to provide competency-based pathways to learning. Micro-credentials allow for a unique way to teach students information literacy skills. Many libraries may be interested in implementing a micro-credentialing program but may have questions about design, mechanics, and sustainability. This report will give readers much of that background information. After reviewing the report, readers should be able to

  • define micro-credentials and the mechanics of using them
  • identify learning scenarios where micro-credentials can be beneficial
  • acknowledge the design considerations that are specific to badges
  • identify partnerships needed for a successful program
  • know the existing systems possible for building a micro-credentialing program for information literacy or library skills
  • feel empowered with knowledge to begin building a program

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Emily Rimland, Victoria Raish
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Chris Gamrat, Brett Bixler
Emily Rimland, Victoria Raish
Emily Rimland, Victoria Raish
Emily Rimland, Victoria Raish
Emily Rimland, Victoria Raish