Badging of attained competencies is issued by the university using the HelioCampus Assessment system. The University recognizes two levels of credentialing and badging in the non-academic credit environment: Badge of Completion and a Competency Badge. If issuing certificates, micro-credentials, or digital badges to demonstrate acquisition of learning, abilities, or skills, otherwise labeled as a Competency Badge, assessment of learning follows the stated policies, guidelines, and best practices outlined in this document. In cases where the participants are issued a certificate or a badge of attendance or completion, otherwise labeled as a Badge of Completion, the assessment process described in this document will not be required.
The University Council on Learning Assessment (UCLA) @ JHU recommends that all assessments are tracked in the JHU- Assessment Management System (JHU-AMS) and its associated JHU-CLR. Micro-credentials and badges are issued by the same system and can be shared on social media or directly with employers using the JHU-AMS.
We propose two levels of badging and credentialing:
At this level, no assessments are necessary, the badge or credential is simply indicating that the participant completed the course or program.
In this instance, assessments must be conducted to determine that the participant gained mastery or any level of knowledge in the stated competencies or learning outcomes as evidence of learning.
* Employers will be looking for this level of credentialing when hiring. This is the level required when employers support and finance employees’ learning.
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