How badges can benefit members and promote member engagement within your professional association

This week, Managing eLearning features a guest post by Lauren Gray of Web CourseworksWhat is EDUCAUSE?

EDUCAUSE is a non-profit association for IT professionals working in higher education, and strives to help those who lead, manage, and use information technology to shape strategic decisions at every level.

Mission: to advance higher education through the use of information technology

One of the new advances EDUCAUSE has implemented is a digital badging program to reward members and users who attend annual conferences and events and complete selected training programs. This blog post will look further into the actual value of these badges, the presence they have on social media, and how the badges benefit the members of EDUCAUSE.

In 2014 EDUCAUSE launched a digital badging program, offering the opportunity to earn badges in five different categories aligning with professional development and community involvement.

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