Digital Badges in Higher Education: The Perspective of Employers in Upper Austria

Thomas Fischer, Ursula Niederlander, Martin Stabauer

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Abstract

Digital Badges are a means to communicate skill attainment, which have gained popularity in higher education in recent years. We report on a survey study (N=57) with Upper Austrian employers in which we tried to assess the familiarity with digital badges for recruiting purposes. In addition, we gather indicators of the potential usefulness of digital badges in this area. While we find that digital badges are still widely unknown, we also find widespread interest in their use as well as areas that could profit from their use.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2022 20th International Conference on Information Technology Based Higher Education and Training, ITHET 2022
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781665489089
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2022
Event20th International Conference on Information Technology Based Higher Education and Training, ITHET 2022 - Antalya, Turkey
Duration: 7 Nov 20229 Nov 2022

Publication series

Name2022 20th International Conference on Information Technology Based Higher Education and Training, ITHET 2022

Conference

Conference20th International Conference on Information Technology Based Higher Education and Training, ITHET 2022
Country/TerritoryTurkey
CityAntalya
Period07.11.202209.11.2022

Keywords

  • Austria
  • digital badges
  • employers
  • higher education
  • survey

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