What are Digital Badges?
Digital badges are flexible to recognise different forms of learning from traditional to non-traditional, formal to informal. Badges are easily adaptable to changing policies in the sector.
Digitary Badges enable institutions to award their learners and to fully capture and recognise all learning experiences. Learners can then use their badges to articulate their achievements and help with future employment and study applications.
A digital badge from Digitary equips education providers with the right recognition technology to support institutional micro-credentials strategies in conjunction with academic credentials awarded to learners.
UWA is really excited to be implementing Digital Badges through My eQuals to formally recognise co-curricular and experiential learning activities of our students. My eQuals has transformed the way we certify and issue academic documents; and is extremely well-received by students, graduates and employers. UWA sees the opportunity to combine Digital Badges into our students My eQuals records, sitting alongside their official academic documents, as a natural progression of student recognition.
As the first university to go live with My eQuals in 2017, The University of Auckland is proud to be a lead supporting institution of the platform, and excited to bring Digital Badges capabilities to our students through My eQuals. Digital badging provides an opportunity for our institution to recognise the achievements and accomplishments of students in a modern way. We expect to develop and issue badges across a number of themes, including: Achievement, Professional Development, Co-curricular experiences and Milestones. The first badges to be issued by The University of Auckland, will be Achievement badges to denote completion of a micro-credential.
Federation University is excited to be adding digital badging to My eQuals, providing our students with a one stop shop for their achievement during their studies to share with their networks and on their profiles. We look forward to releasing our first badges for existing programs in the near future and to releasing further badges as we continue to develop new strategic solutions to promote skills acquisition and in co-curricular and curricular micro-credentialing, that can be used as both standalone items or as part of a credit application for further studies.