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ERIC Number: EJ1175553
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-May
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0007-1013
Teachers' Perceptions of Digital Badges as Recognition of Professional Development
Jones, W. Monty; Hope, Samantha; Adams, Brianne
British Journal of Educational Technology, v49 n3 p427-438 May 2018
This mixed methods study examined teachers' perceptions and uses of digital badges received as recognition of participation in a professional development program. Quantitative and qualitative survey data was collected from 99 K-12 teachers who were awarded digital badges in Spring 2016. In addition, qualitative data was collected through semi-structured interviews with a smaller sample. An analysis of the data suggests that teachers had a favorable view of receiving digital badges and many shared their badges through digital media. This paper also describes how the digital badges were shared, the impact digital badges may have on teachers' choices for professional development, and teachers' perspectives on current and future uses of digital badges.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
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Language: English
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