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BADGE. A mark or sign worn by some persons, or placed upon certain things for the purpose of designation. Some public officers, as watchmen, policemen, and the like, are required to wear badges that they may be readily known. It is used figuratively when we say, possession of personal property by the seller, is. a badge of fraud.

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A microcredential acknowledges the professional in every educator," says Cate Tolnai, an academic technology specialist who oversees a PD badging program operated by the Santa Clara County Office of Education in California, which covers districts across Silicon Valley.
Students have never connected the dots--they don't realize they've developed these skills," says Bishop, who is helping five system institutions launch badging programs.
The University of Arizona is conducting an RFP for a Digital Badging and Micro-Credentialing system to ensure we have the best teaching and learning tools available for our campus community.
Currently, these issuers need to possess some technical expertise, but as badging becomes more prevalent, this should shill.
These developments signal the fast approach of a tipping point for digital badging in K-12 education.
After allowing myself to delve into the topic of badging and maybe even try it myself, I looked around for information about how this practice is being used in education.
ImageWare's ID badging software will assist FEMA with the management and control of disaster zones and badging of FEMA employees and volunteers.
At Marsh & McLennan, badging is a quick process.
Employee badging, the most basic use of an ID system, is still one of the most popular.
If you choose to do badging in-house, specific equipment must be purchased.
The testing services administered through Drake Certivo were not only helpful in validating our results but their guidance through the badging process was invaluable.