I really like the idea of the awarding of badges by peers. In an FE college in the North west of England they set up a staff development system to encourage their staff to use technology to enhance their teaching. This was set up as an 8 step process from ‘uploading the course documents’ to ‘ facilitating collaborative and interactive learning’. The nice thing about this was that once a tutor had gained their 8th level they automatically became an assessor and were able to verify work done by another colleague. This took away the need for the staff development team to spend a large amount of their time in verification and encouraged peer development and support. This might be a possible model for the awarding of badges within an organisation for staff or learner development.