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Next-Generation Technology Impacts on Quality in Online Learning
Engaging Students with Digital Badges in an Online Course
Nicole Olsson-Dail, Manager, Instructional Technology, New Mexico State University-Carlsbad
Nicole Olsson-Dail is the Instructional Technology Manager at NMSU Carlsbad. She manages the Learning Technology Center (LTC), coordinators Quality Matters initiatives (peer reviewing, training, & mentoring), and provides professional development training to faculty and staff. She also teaches computer science technology courses as an adjunct.
Digital badges can support learning that happens beyond traditional classrooms and can be used to represent achievements, communicate success, and set goals. Digital badges are currently being offered to students in a Computer Literacy online course as one method for making evident a student's progress through the learning activities associated with the course. Participants will learn how to use badges to help student engagement in an online course. Earn a Credly badge (maybe your first) for attending this session!
Identify badges and badge systems.
Use badges to help student engagement in an online course.
Create a badge using Credily.