Phase 1 of the Digital Badges initiative is underway! Become a recognised developer of a certified national digital badge representing identified T&L competencies in Irish Higher Education.
The call (http://www.teachingandlearning.ie/digital-badges-call-submission/) which went out just before Christmas, sought to identify individuals or teams to collaborate in developing a digital badge for a particular competence cluster as a way for an individual to demonstrate a shared understanding of accomplished outcomes in professional development. The idea is that the collaborating team would be building on expertise for which they have already been well recognised within the sector. The decisions on which digital badge competencies have been chosen for development in Phase 1 have been announced; from the 75 expressions of interest received, the 15 successful applicants in phase 1 have been notified of the decisions, and other expressions of interest will be re-considered in phase 2, anticipated later in 2017 – see figure below.