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VIF pioneers digital badging system for global educators
Global Gateway, a VIF program hosted in our new online learning center, will soon feature digital badging for teachers around the globe. Two years in development, the Global Gateway badging system is the first of its kind - building on peer collaboration in the VIF learning center community and its integrated professional development and resource library. Badging functionality is currently in beta and is scheduled to go live for more than 7,000 users in October.
Digital badging provides a way for teachers to share visual representations of their achievements and opens doors to exciting professional opportunities. As outlined in the graphic below, teachers can build digital portfolios complete with badges as they progress through professional development modules and can share their achievements in the VIF community, via social media, and with administrators and district personnel. With Global Gateway PD, proficiency in global education can be demonstrated through a portable badging credential recognized by schools, districts and state and national institutions. VIF CEO David Young says, “This will be a real differentiator for educators who understand the changing world and who take responsibility for preparing global citizens.”
Read more about the launch of Global Gateway digital badging for teachers in our recent press release. Or check it out for yourself in the VIF learning center! Get started with a free trial today at www.viflearn.com.
Do you support the idea of digital badging for teachers? Vote for our team’s badging panel proposal “Digital Badges - The New Credentials for Teachers?” to be presented at the SXSWedu 2014 conference!