Our initial draft reports are available for download (PDF), including the first 5 of 30 case studies on DML winners’ badge systems.
They are a credential backed up with verifiable metadata that “contain detailed claims about learning, links to evidence of learning, and they’re shareable over the web.” -Dan Hickey, DPD Project principal investigator
Badge systems are the collection of badge definitions, associated learning opportunities, assessments, technology, and supporting practices that fulfill all the necessary functions for an organization to credential learning or accomplishments with open badges. There are a lot of moving parts, and they all impact one another. The DPD Project hopes to describe much of this interaction between practices and their associated challenges so badge system designers can make intentional choices about how to recognize learning with digital badges.