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Open badges and warranting learning outcomes

How might we warrant evidence of learning outcomes using open badges?

Here are some ideas from Deakin University Australia.

Students articulating their capabilities

At Deakin University, we are trying a Me in a Minute, a low cost solution to enabling students to showcase their achievement of capabilities and make their one minute pitch to prospective employers. We are employing students to help their peers produce and keep a one minute video which they share on sites such as LinkedIn. Visit the site, see more

Me in a Minute Examples

WHAT'S NEW: Digital credentialing: OLT Commissioned Grant

What’s the challenge? Higher education providers credential learning based on signals and codes such as marks, grades and credit. How might technologies enable additional methods, so that:

  • students are encouraged to create and curate rich evidence of their learning;
  • educators have richer ways to warrant and credential such evidence; and
  • providers can test new business models associated with credentialing?

Who’s in the project? Deakin University; Curtin University; International educator networks: Humanities, Arts, Science, and Technology Alliance and Collaboratory (HASTAC, US); Association for Authentic, Experiential and Evidence-based Learning (AAEEBL, US) and the Centre for Recording Achievement (CRA, UK; Commercial and government agencies: Telstra, Cisco, Mozilla, Education Services Australia.

Learn more...


 Assuring Graduate Capabilities: The potential of portfolios

In the digital economy, how do we assess and accredit evidence of learning for graduate success? 

See snippets at VIDEOS: Expert views

 L - R: Allison Miller, Helen Chen, Christian Wernert, Tracy Penny Light, Nancy Wozniak & Kate Coleman 


What else is happening?

Who's doing digital badging?

Other Australian HE initiatives & reference points:



About this site

This site connects educators grappling with the challenges of ensuring that graduates have the capabilities for employability and for life. 

It is the site for the National Teaching Fellowship (Assuring Graduate Capabilities) and is largely authored by Professor Beverley Oliver, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Education), Deakin University, Australia.

The Australian Learning and Teaching Council Ltd (now the Office for Teaching and Learning), an initiative of the Australian Government Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations.The views expressed in this website do not necessarily reflect the views of the Australian Learning and Teaching Council. 

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