Engaging Students Through Digital Badges

Tuesday, February 05 | 10:15AM–11:00AM | Governor's Square 15
Session Type: Professional Development
With the freshman class that will graduate in 2016, Seton Hall University introduced a program to improve student outcomes and introduce the community to the concept of lifelong learning enhanced by digital badge technology. We believe this program fosters holistic development of our students by encouraging and rewarding achievement and community involvement. By attending this session, you can learn about our overall goals and objectives; our process for creating, earning, and displaying badges; and the technologies that tie it all together. Digital badges capitalize on popular social media techniques and provide a powerful outcome of engagement in learning that extends beyond graduation.

Learning Objectives:
* Understand the concept of a digital badge and how they are applied in higher education
* Describe the process of creating digital badges using the Mozilla OpenBadge standard
* Identify the technologies used to create a fast and lightweight digital badge environment
* Use gamification strategies to develop an engaging digital badge program
* Identify metrics to evaluate the efficacy of the digital badge program


  • Danielle Mirliss

    Adjunct Faculty, Seton Hall University
  • Mike Soupios

    Director of Digital Media and Web Development, Seton Hall University

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