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Digital Badges are gaining traction in the education landscape, and librarians have been some of the leading pioneers at the forefront of this exciting new frontier. This chapter employs Wiggins and McTighe’s “backward design” model as a framework to guide the thoughtful design of digital badges, envisaging how librarians and other educators might leverage the unique qualities of badges at each stage of curricular design.


Posted with permission. This PDF is the publisher's proof of the following book chapter: O'Brien, K. L. (2018). Badging Best Practices. In K. L. O'Brien & T. E. Jacobson (Eds.), Teaching with Digital Badges: Best Practices for Libraries (pp. 91–110). Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group. ISBN: 978-1-5381-0417-0

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