George Brown uses digital badges to acknowledge practical learning

May 23, 2014

George Brown College’s Office of Research and Innovation has unveiled a new digital badging program that will acknowledge students who participate in applied research. The badges are intended to recognize the efforts of students whose work outside the classroom might not necessarily be reflected on their transcripts. Students will be rewarded for skills including problem-solving, team-building, and the ability to find innovative solutions to industry problems. Students who are involved in successful applied research projects will be given their badges at the end of the school year. They will be able to display their badges in places visible to prospective employers, such as on their LinkedIn or Facebook profiles or their personal home pages. George Brown News Release