Digital badges in post primary education: a Case Study

Presented by: Joanne Harmon

The Health and Safety Authority is using Digital badges to reward incremental learning at post-primary and further education in relation to its Choose Safety programme. This programme is a preparation for the world of work and work experience.. More than 27,000 students take the Choose Safety programme in TY, senior cycle and Further Education annually. Teachers can register their students on the HSA’s digital badge platform to receive digital badges for each unit of the programme completed. Rewarding students for incremental learning allows the programme to be delivered flexibly and allows recognition of skills learned outside of formal qualifications.

Presenter Biography:

Joanne Harmon is Head of Business and Education Support at the Health and Safety Authority. She leads the development of teaching and learning supports and resources in line with the national curriculum from primary through third level education. Joanne spear-headed the development of the Authority’s elearning platform and its digital badges platform Joanne is particularly interested in the role of micro-credentials to reward learning. Joanne is also Chairperson of QQI.