Share Paper: Implementing Digital Badges in a Teacher Education Program

  1. Kristine Pytash, Kent State University, United States
  2. Richard Ferdig, Kent State University , United States
Tuesday, March 18 11:50 AM-12:10 PM Grand Ballroom 1

Abstract: Abstract: The purpose of this study was to examine how digital badges were implemented into teacher education program for secondary English language arts preservice teachers. This work explores how digital badges were conceptualized, created, designed, and implemented. Also described is the infrastructure that supported the digital badges. In addition, preservice teachers’ engagement as they earned digital badges were explored and their reflections about how they conceptualized implementing digital badges in their future classrooms.