Digital Badging enthusiast and author Sheryl L.Grant is the director of alternative credentials and badge research at HASTAC (Humanities, Arts, Science, and Technology Alliance and Collaboratory), an international network of educators and digital visionaries committed to the creative development and critical understanding of new technologies in life, learning and society.
Grant recently published a report on the promising practices of open credentials and highlights Aurora Public Schools as a perfect example with their use of digital badging in the classroom. Grant describes the APS Digital Badge program as "home to one of the most ambitious and innovative K-12 badging programs in the nation."
The excerpt of the report on APS is listed below. Read the full report here.