Book Chapter

New Ways to Demonstrate Achievements: Warranting Eportfolio Evidence

K Coleman, H Chen, D Hickey

Field Guide to ePortfolio: Why it Matters for Learning | Association of American Colleges and Universities | Published : 2017


Open digital badges are indicators of specific competencies, knowledge, skills or capabilities, and issued as digital artifacts to warrant evidence of these achievements. Open digital badges can be issued to warrant evidence of achievement in formal or informal learning spaces. As digital credentials, digital badge technologies have made it possible for anyone to issue, earn, and display digital credentials. As a new technology, digital badges can assist learners to unlock career and educational pathways and display targeted achievements, capabilities, and skills that may otherwise go unwarranted or unrecognized by marks, grades, and/or diplomas. Digital badges have provided higher education..

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