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Show simple item record Motheeram, Preia Herselman, Martha E Botha, Adele 2020-09-14T18:39:02Z 2020-09-14T18:39:02Z 2018-03
dc.identifier.citation Motheeram, P., Herselman, M.E. & Botha, A. 2018. A scoping review of digital open badge ecosystems in relation to resource-constrained environments. Journal for Transdisciplinary Research in Southern Africa, vol. 14, no. 1: DOI: en_US
dc.identifier.issn 2415-2005
dc.identifier.issn 1817-4434
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dc.description Copyright 2018 The Authors. This is an open access article under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. en_US
dc.description.abstract This article presents a scoping review of digital open badge ecosystems. A scoping review can be seen as a methodology for systematically assessing the breadth of available research literature. This article is aimed at identifying the nature, extent and current understanding of digital open badge ecosystems. Scoping reviews follow many of the same methodological steps as systematic reviews where the reliability of results and the potential for replication remain essential. As such, this review follows the eight steps outlined by Okoli and Schabram. From the 1608 studies identified, 41 were considered relevant for inclusion criteria and thus included in a final sample. Some relevant websites and the so-called grey literature were included. These were evaluated according to the inclusion criteria and were categorised. Further subcategories were identified which include the notion of digital badges (n = 35) and open digital badges (n = 18), elements of a digital open badge ecosystem (n = 27) and reported implementations (n = 29). The scoping review presents a literature repository that can be used by practitioners and researchers interested in the application of digital open badges for the establishment of a digital open badge ecosystem. The review also serves to highlight the potential benefits this can have for resource-constrained environments. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher AOSIS en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Workflow;20640
dc.subject Digital open badge en_US
dc.subject Ecosystem en_US
dc.subject Digital badges en_US
dc.subject Digital badges en_US
dc.subject Scopung review en_US
dc.title A scoping review of digital open badge ecosystems in relation to resource-constrained environments en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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