The topic of this month's Instructional Design COP meeting is digital badges and instructional design. According to Wikipedia digital badges "are a validated indicator of accomplishment, skill, quality or interest that can be earned in various learning environments." In this virtual session our presenter, Chris Gamrit, will outline his working definition of digital badges, describe instructional design principles for badging from a recently co-authored book chapter and describe several worked examples from his experience working with NASA Education and Penn State University.
Chris Gamrat earned a M.Ed. in Instructional Systems and a B.S. in Management Information Systems from Penn State. He is currently pursuing his doctorate in Learning, Design, and Technology from Penn State with a focus on the use of digital badges to supporting setting and pursuing professional learning goals. Chris started with the Online Learning Design and Innovation Office in the Penn State College of Information Sciences and Technology as an Instructional Designer in November of 2013. He is currently the lead instructional designer for the College’s World Campus Masters of Processional Studies programs and the undergraduate Design and Development option. Chris was also the Principal Investigator for the COIL Lifelong Learning Landscape project, an initiative to develop a digital badging platform at Penn State. Before working for the College of Information Sciences and Technology (IST), Chris worked for the NASA Aerospace Education Services Project based in Penn State’s College of Education where he worked to help support teacher professional development in STEM subjects across the country.
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