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Digital badges

Extend your learning for action and impact.

Professional learning provides enhanced inspiration and purpose. ISV offers digital badges to support you to connect your learning to your school context and to showcase the action and impact stemming from your professional learning:

  • Action and Impact Level 1: reflect and collaborate
    Complete a reflection task and participate in discussion forums.
  • Action and Impact Level 2: action research
    Conduct action research and write a report, based on your school’s context.
  • Action and Impact Level 3: lead and mentor others
    Mentor or coach others in professional learning, or lead an initiative at your school or a broader network.

How can you earn a badge with ISV?

  1. Look for the ‘Earn a badge’ icon displayed on eligible courses in isLearn.
  2. Once you are enrolled in your selected course, you can choose to extend your learning and earn one of the following badges:
    • Action and Impact Level 1: reflect and collaborate
    • Action and Impact Level 2: action research
    • Action and Impact Level 3: lead and mentor others
  3. Upon successfully completing the requirements, you will receive a digital badge that can be easily displayed, verified and shared online with your networks via Credly’s Acclaim platform.

Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

What is a digital badge?

Digital badges enable you to showcase your professional learning achievements online. They can be easily verified and shared in your email signature, resume on social media sites such as LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook.

Each digital badge contains verified metadata that describes your credentials and what you did to earn them. This provides a trusted means to demonstrate your skills and experience to colleagues and employers.

What are the benefits of digital badges?

Representing your skills with a digital badge gives you a way to share your accomplishments online in a way that is simple, trusted and can be easily verified.

Badges provide employers and peers with evidence of the learning undertaken and the resulting action and impact.

Earning a digital badge also provides pathways to deepen your learning, collaborate with colleagues and impact positively on student outcomes.

 

What is the difference between ISV’s digital badges and microcredentials?

ISV digital badges showcase educators who have engaged with a particular professional learning event. Badges are issued by ISV, but they do not carry an accreditation.

ISV’s partnership with Deakin provides access to accredited microcredentials. These microcredentials are also displayed via a digital badge, however, these badges are issued by Deakin University and can contribute towards a master degree.

What if I don’t want my badge to be public?

You can easily configure your privacy settings in Credly’s Acclaim platform. You’re in complete control of the information about yourself that is made public.

What’s to keep someone else from copying my badge and using it?

While badges are simply digital image files, they are uniquely linked to data hosted on Credly’s Acclaim platform. This link to verified data makes them more reliable and secure than a paper-based certificate. It also eliminates the possibility of anyone claiming your credential and your associated identity.

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