Microcredentialing for Faculty Development

Monday, February 09 | 3:15PM–4:00PM | California Pavilion Promenade, Second Floor
Session Type: Professional Development
Co-developed by the Learning Technologies division of the central IT group and the Faculty Colloquium on Excellence in Teaching and Learning at Indiana University, a digital badge pilot (badges.iu.edu) was launched to support faculty development in the following areas: Online teaching presence, accessibility, and e-texts. This poster session will focus on three specific questions: What are the advantages and limitations of the chosen badging platform? Emphasizing faculty consultation with campus teaching centers, can badging promote transformative thinking about course design? Does a required peer review at the "gold level" badge encourage faculty acceptance of the legitimacy of the badge concept?

OUTCOMES: Review badges on the iu.edu website * Examine the process whereby badges are awarded through completion of a prescribed course of work/evidence of proficiency in the topic area * Consider faculty acceptance of badging as a legitimate method for professional development


  • Kate Ellis

    Principal Instructional Technology Consultant, Indiana University Bloomington
  • John Gosney

    Director, Faculty Engagement & Outreach - Learning Technologies, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI)

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