Technology – Based Assessment of Soft Skills in Higher Education

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Goran Čubrić

University of Zagreb - Faculty of Textile Technology

Ivana Salopek Čubrić

University of Zagreb - Faculty of Textile Technology

Date Written: September 8, 2016

Abstract

The importance of soft skills, both for the learning process and employment, is well outlined in a number of documents and strategies. At the moment, digital badges seem to be an important technology that can be used to assess soft skills. Digital badges, or more specifically, Open Badges, provide a whole new way of issuing credentials to individuals that demonstrated certain skill. Furthermore, badges allow individuals to complete with themselves or others, and are good instrument that can motivate continued engagement. Taking all this into concern, it should be pointed out that digital badges have great potential to validate evidences of educational achievements in formal education. This paper describes the 4-phase model SAGRADA, developed within the EU LLP project GRASS, in order to support awarding badges. The whole process is additionally explained trough application case developed at one partner institution. The paper also gives overview of student’s reactions towards the whole badging principle and discusses the outcomes.

Keywords: ICT, learning, skills, open badges, research

JEL Classification: I23

Suggested Citation

Čubrić, Goran and Salopek Čubrić, Ivana, Technology – Based Assessment of Soft Skills in Higher Education (September 8, 2016). 2016 ENTRENOVA Conference Proceedings. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3282461

Goran Čubrić (Contact Author)

University of Zagreb - Faculty of Textile Technology ( email )

Trg maršala Tita 14
Zagreb
Croatia

Ivana Salopek Čubrić

University of Zagreb - Faculty of Textile Technology ( email )

Trg maršala Tita 14
Zagreb
Croatia

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