2017 Volume 16 Issue 1 Pages 12-17
This paper describes the design of a digital badge that provides support for learners who participate in blended instructional-design (ID) workshops. The workshops are hosted by Kumamoto University as lifelong learning activities, and their purpose is to introduce a practical method that enhances participants' education and supports them in applying ID in their jobs. We designed the digital badge as a tool that continues to support participants after the workshop has finished. The digital badge constitutes not just a program certification, but also an index of the learning outcomes of the blended workshop, such as online report assignments, and an asynchronous discussion record of forum posts made during the workshop. We confirmed through actual use that the acquired digital badge accumulated learning outcomes that would be useful in the participants' jobs and reflected their skill mastery.