Micro-credentials for intrinsic motivation.


  • Amy Cooper University Learning Store


micro-credentials, digital badging, eLearning, personalization, individualization, equity, opportunity, student-centered


Digital badges serve as a form of informative assessment, guided practice, informative learning, and offer clear, granular meta-data. They serve to be intrinsically motivating and are an ideal tool to meet 21st-century learners.

Author Biography

Amy Cooper, University Learning Store

Amy Cooper is an edupreneur. She serves as a researcher and digital badge developer for the University Learning Store; a conglomeration of: University of Wisconsin, UCLA, Georgia Tech, University of Washington, University of California, & University of Washington. Amy is a passionate change leader in K-8 education with well over a decade of teaching experience. She consistently harnesses positive disruption for 21st century learners; teaching and leading by a steady work of the heart. A digital badging expert and seasoned conference presenter, Amy has facilitated several professional development sessions in technology. In addition to her background educating both children and adults, she also has had the opportunity to work alongside undergraduate professors as both a teaching assistant and researcher. Amy has shared her knowledge of e-learning and digital badging on various podcasts with millions of listeners. She is both a writer and author who regularly posts innovative and insightful messages on various social media outlets including LinkedIn, Twitter @amycooper100, and her own blog: https://drcooper.blog/ Amy is expected to earn her Doctorate of Education in December 2018 and looks forward to continuing to share her love for education with the world.