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ABOUT OTAN TRAINING: Workshop Descriptions

Workshop title Digital Badges in Adult Education 
Workshop description

Digital badges are being used by educational institutions to recognize learner’s skills, experiences, and knowledge. This session will examine the potential of digital badging in adult education. We will begin this session with a definition of digital badges and a discussion of research which supports badging as a motivation for learners. Attendees will learn how to create, award, collect, and share digital badges they and their learners earn. There will be an open discussion on the possibilities of what digital badges would mean to learners as they prepare to transition to college or career.

Prerequisites: Basic computer and Internet skills.  
Session length 1.5 hours 
Format Workshops: Synchronous online trainings, or series of trainings, in which facilitator and participants interact by voice or chat. 

To find out more about any of these workshops, including dates and times offered, please check the California Adult Education Professional Development Web site. This site has information on OTAN offered training, as well as training offered by CALPRO and CASAS.

Minimum System Requirements for Participating in Online Workshops:

  • Broadband Internet connection (DSL, Cable modem or faster, no dial-up).
  • Computer with speakers or headphones (some classes require microphones too).
  • Active e-mail account through registration for the course as an OTAN member.
  • Some workshops have other special requirements, please read the workshop descriptions carefully.