EDUCAUSE Live! - The Value Proposition for Badging in Higher Education Professional Development

The Value Proposition for Badging in Higher Education Professional Development

Date: August 20, 2014

Time: 1:00–2:00 p.m. ET (UTC-4); convert to your time zone

Host: Marc Hoit, Vice Chancellor & CIO, North Carolina State University

Speakers: Veronica Diaz, Director of Online Programs, EDUCAUSE, and Associate Director, EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative
Donnie Sendelbach, Director of Instructional and Learning Services, and Director of the Information Technology Associates Program, DePauw University
Sondra Smith, Director of Special Projects, EDUCAUSE
Kelvin Thompson, Associate Director, Center for Distributed Learning, University of Central Florida


What’s all the buzz about badging? Badging has rapidly become a viable method to document accomplishments gained throughout your career, whether before, during, or after completing a degree. Badges in your digital portfolio make competencies, accomplishments, and connections more visible in the higher education community. Join community leaders in this panel discussion to learn more about the value of badging in professional development and career planning.


  • Understand badging within a professional development context
  • Recognize the importance of badging for the digital professional portfolio
  • Discover how to engage in badging for higher education career development.

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