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What Badge Designers Talk About When They Talk About Badges | Sheryl Grant @ HASTAC

What Badge Designers Talk About When They Talk About Badges | Sheryl Grant @ HASTAC | Badges for Lifelong Learning | Scoop.it

Sixty badge system designers hit the road last month, traveling to Duke University’s Franklin Humanities Institute for the first face-to-face workshop since February when grantees pitched winning badge system proposals to panels of judges at the California Academy of Sciences.


People representing all 30 Badges for Lifelong Learning grantee teams met over two days for working group and break-out sessions, badge system demos, wiki work, and the ever-popular unconference session led by HASTAC’s Ruby Sinreich. Guest speakers included Connie Yowell and An-Me Chung from the MacArthur Foundation, Robert Torres from the Gates Foundation, Todd Edebohls from Inside Jobs (and formerly Amazon.com), Barnett Berry of the Center for, and Mozilla Foundation’s Open Badges crew, including Chris McAvoy, who shone light on the Open Badges Infracture (OBI), and Erin Knight, who gave the first ever presentation on assessment featuring Duke-UNC basketball smack talk.

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MentorMob Blog – Educelerate MeetUp: A Discussion about Open Badges

MentorMob Blog – Educelerate MeetUp: A Discussion about Open Badges | Badges for Lifelong Learning | Scoop.it

The variety of organizations represented by the panel illustrates just how excited people are about badges at every level of educational innovation—from the foundation level (where the research and investment happens), to established universities (where online accreditation precedents are getting set), to disruptive startups (who have the freedom to experiment with wildly new educational models).


An-Me started off the conversation by talking about the universal appeal of badges. When the MacArthur Foundation began exploring badges about seven years ago, they were surprised and delighted to discover just how many institutions were hungry for them. After all, if job seekers can display skill sets in a trustworthy way—especially skill sets that aren’t specifically fostered in secondary education but are highly prized in the job world, like creativity and project management—employers and employees both benefit.

 

Simeon and I then discussed how we are approaching badges from a startup’s point of view. Youtopia is pioneering a way for people to receive public credit for doing good (volunteering, giving blood, contributing to a food drive, etc.), and MentorMob is helping life long learners organize free online content into top notch “Learning Playlists”—so both projects consider themselves prime candidates for badges

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