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edubadges in Dutch Higher Education

Digital badges are a new phenomenon in higher education. Badges are digital insignia that proves a student possesses certain knowledge or skills. The badge contains digital information about the
issuer, such as a higher educational institution and the value of the reward (e.g. a specific skill). If higher education institutions can award badges for small educational components, to their
students, this will contribute to more flexibility in the education system and to more transparency of a student’s profile. Together with Dutch higher educational institutions, SURF is  experimenting with an infrastructure for awarding digital edubadges to students.

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