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Open Badges in Healthcare Professional Education

A presentation as part of a workshop on Open Badges at Leeds Medical School on 26 November 2012.
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Meet the Boy Scout with all 134 merit badges | KFOR.com

Meet the Boy Scout with all 134 merit badges | KFOR.com | Badges | Scoop.it
WINNSBORO, SC -- Logan Robinson is going to need a bigger sash. He's come a long way in 10 years. Back then he was just a 7-year-old Cub Scout who enjoyed carving polar bears out of bars of soap. "For a 7-year old to ...
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Open badges for learning: a new way to recognise skills and achievements

A presentation at the annual conference of the Chartered Institute of Librarians and Information Professionals in Scotland, 4th June 2013.

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Ruth Bass's curator insight, June 6, 2013 1:11 PM

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Matt Gleeson's curator insight, June 10, 2013 11:39 PM

I see some great potential in the OpenBadges concept, the next 12 to 24 months should be quite interesting in terms of how people/organisations implement and how widely it becomes utilised.

Pauline Farrell's curator insight, June 11, 2013 9:02 AM

worth keeping an eye on

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Beyond Badges: Why Gamify?

Beyond Badges: Why Gamify? | Badges | Scoop.it

"Mashable defines gamification as 'applying game thinking or even game mechanics into a non-game context.' Game mechanics in the 'real world' include earning badges, completing missions and leveling up. Gamification puts the customer on a journey motivated by intrinsic, or personally meaningful, rewards."


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DIY - Do Challenges , Share, Earn Badges

DIY - Do Challenges , Share, Earn Badges | Badges | Scoop.it
Share what you make with the world....

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Show Me Your Badge

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Information-age credentials may be the first serious competitor to traditional degrees since college-going became the norm.
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Badges of honour

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The fact remains: people love recognition for what they do. Mozilla’s Open Badges initiative leverages this phenomenon by gamifying the learning experience. The initiative allows training providers to issue digital “badges” to the participants in their courses, who thereby earn online representations of their newly acquired skills. Each learner can earn badges from all manner of verified issuers, collect them in their online “backpack”, and show them off by plugging them into their website or blog.


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How Badges Really Work in Higher Education -- Campus Technology

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Digital badge initiatives at colleges and universities across the country are challenging assumptions about learning and assessment.

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John Shank's curator insight, June 20, 2013 2:26 PM

Libraries might be able to use badges to motiviate students - not unlike graded assignments do in their courses, but with the added advantage that we will not be totally depended on the instructor giving students credit in their courses for the library work.

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What if Badges Replaced Grades? - Online Universities.com

What if Badges Replaced Grades? - Online Universities.com | Badges | Scoop.it

This post begins "The common understanding is that if students work hard in school they earn "A’s." For many however, there is a much straighter route to that "A." Some of the most creative learners are able to figure out what the course expectations are and do the minimum to meet them, and get the grade they want."

What happens to students that are bored with the curriculum? What would happen if we moved away from grades, and replaced them with badges? It turns out that there is evidence from a July 2012 report called "Do Schools Challenge Our Students?" 

This report states "Many schools are not challenging students and large percentages of students report that their work is 'too easy.'" 

The post also provides some statistical information. 

The final portion looks at badges vs grades. It notes that switching from "traditional letter grades or percentage grades to badges signifying achievement could open up many possibilities for a more fine-grained tracking of student progress, address some of the criticisms regarding schools not teaching concrete skills, and motivate students to learn" (with additional information also included). 
As the Common Core becomes a driving force behind public education it will be interesting to see how the issue of badges vs grades play out. 


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