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EdSurge: "Charting the PD Waters With Badges"

"How one educator built her own badging system, transforming PD at her school and beyond"

EdSurge features an article by educator Laura Fleming entitled "Charting the PD Waters With Badges" in which the author details her efforts to create and then share a badge system for professional learning using Credly and BadgeOS.

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Article Excerpts:

“Although I love the freedom, flexibility and personalization of informal learning with my PLN on social media, I always felt that there should be a system for acknowledging that learning.”


“DIY Badging System”

“I had a vision, but I also had a steep learning curve to undergo in order to make it happen. I started with a company called Credly and a WordPress plugin of theirs called BadgeOS. Credly, is a free web service for issuing, earning and sharing badges. Their free plugin BadgeOS instantly transforms a WordPress website into a platform for recognizing achievement. I knew I had found the solution and although I had only basic familiarity with WordPress, I refused to let that stop me.”

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