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Publication Date

Fall 10-2022

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Education Design Lab, through professional input and focus groups, developed eight badges that address the instruction of “soft skills” to postsecondary students. With the emergence of alternative credentialing and badging, Education Design Lab wanted to contribute to the evidence of student confidence differences as attributed to completing the badge content as expressed on their resume, interview, and through application or example. Postsecondary institutions were engaged in this evaluation across the nation and allowed for three differing viewpoints on badge importance and expression – student, instruction, and employer.


micro-credentials, 21st Century skills, T Profiles, Workforce, Digital Badges


Curriculum and Instruction | Educational Leadership | Scholarship of Teaching and Learning | Vocational Education


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