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Keywords

digital badges, educational technology, gamification, nursing education, teaching method

 

Authors

  1. White, Meagan MSN, RNC
  2. Shellenbarger, Teresa PhD, RN, CNE, ANEF

Abstract

Digital badges (DBs) serve as an innovative approach to gamifying nursing education by engaging socially connected, technologically savvy nursing students in learning. Because assessment and credentialing mechanisms are housed and managed online, DBs are designed as visible indicators of accomplishment and skill. This article describes important considerations for faculty when incorporating game-based pedagogies such as DB into nursing education and identifies potential pitfalls with DB use that faculty should consider.