Competence-based assessment and digital badging as guidance in vocational teacher education


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Author: Brauer, Sanna; Siklander, Pirkko


Digital pedagogy means applying new technologies to teaching and learning in online, hybrid and face-to-face learning environments. Digital open badges, a set of micro-credentials, support equal and egalitarian competence-based assessment models. Criterion-based digital badging combined with gamification promise learning solutions that have the potential to improve learning outcomes substantially. The aim of this study is to investigate how a competence-based assessment process in an open badge management system enhances learning and guides students to improved learning outcomes. The...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Teaching and learning; Technology; Assessment; Equity

Keywords: Vocational teachers; Teacher training; Competency based assessment; Evaluation criteria; Online system; Skill certification; Microcredentials

Geographic subjects: Finland; Europe

Published: Tugun, Queensland: Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education, 2017

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