Episode 98: Former Berkeley Researcher Champions ‘Educational Badges’

Erin Knight now leads the Open Badges Project that lets anyone issue an online stamp certifying that a student has mastered a skill or concept. She tells the Tech Therapy team about how she went from leading a center for next generation teaching at the University of California at Berkeley to joining an upstart effort to transform assessment through the idea of online badges.

Links discussed in this episode:  Open Badges Project Web site

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Each month, The Chronicle’s Tech Therapy podcast offers analysis of and advice on what the latest gadgets and buzzwords mean for professors, administrators, and students. Join hosts Jeff Young, The Chronicle’s technology editor, and Warren Arbogast, a technology consultant who works with colleges, for a lively discussion—as well as interviews with leading thinkers in technology.

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