Birds of a Feather
XSEDE Digital Badges: Are they appropriate? Are they working? How do we make them better?
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Birds of a Feather
TimeTuesday, July 245pm - 6pm
DescriptionDigital badges are becoming more common as a means of offering professional development credentials. Companies like Microsoft and VMWare offer digital badges which are widely acknowledged as representative of valuable skills and expertise. Digital badges are part of the growing certification movement within the online learning community and MOOCs (massive online open courses). Digital badges seek to leverage the familiarity many of us have with video game badges or other similar types of rewards for a job well done. Join us for a brief presentation and an enlightening and stimulating discussion about the history of digital badges, their intended purpose within XSEDE, and their future, particularly as it pertains to our HPC community.