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Badges, badges, everywhere! (Badges and Assessment: part 2) | Coordinating Curation

Badges, badges, everywhere! (Badges and Assessment: part 2) | Coordinating Curation | Badges for Lifelong Learning | Scoop.it

In my quest to begin designing a badge framework, I have come across a number of fabulous examples of badge systems that span across both the physical and digital world. So, I’ve decided to share with you the top ten badge systems I have come across so far.

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Lessons PacMan Teaches Us About Motivation (or, why badges are here to stay) | Badgeville Blog

Lessons PacMan Teaches Us About Motivation (or, why badges are here to stay) | Badgeville Blog | Badges for Lifelong Learning | Scoop.it

The simple concept of do things, level up, get a badge is such a foundation for motivation and human behavior. Do things at work, level up (a promotion), get a badge (window office, nicer car). The more I think about it, the more I’m amazed that retail hasn’t jumped on this in a huge way. They are starting to, but we are still a long way from the level that colleges have instituted over the past 200 years.

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Open badges: recognizing learning online

Open badges: recognizing learning online | Badges for Lifelong Learning | Scoop.it

We’re in the early stages of creating the Mozilla Open Badges project to tap into the huge potential here. I’ve done a high level presentation (pdf) on the concept quite a few times recently.

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Badges Swarm the Internet (and soon Intranet)

Badges Swarm the Internet (and soon Intranet) | Badges for Lifelong Learning | Scoop.it

In web-based systems and social applications (including in training and human resources), badges can be very useful tools. BeKnown and BranchOut use badges to encourage people to create more friends (you receive more badges are your network grows). Reward and recognition companies award badges to people who receive a high number of accolades from their peers. Expert networks like Quora and Forum award badges for highly rated experts who actively answer lots of questions. And LinkedIn prominently displays your network, which is a form of social recognition, gaming, and badge.

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Announcing: Badges for Lifelong Learning

Announcing: Badges for Lifelong Learning | Badges for Lifelong Learning | Scoop.it

Badges are a new assessment tool that will help identify skills mastered in formal and informal settings, virtually and in physical spaces, and in schools, workplaces and communities. Today learning happens anytime, anyplace, at any age. How can 21st century learners demonstrate their knowledge and skills? Digital badges can inspire learning, unlock jobs, educational and civic opportunities and open new pipelines for talent. The event will feature the announcement of the 4th Digital Media and Learning competition which will provide up to $2 million in grants for innovations in the use of Badges for Learning.

 

The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, in collaboration with Mozilla and HASTAC, invite you to an event on September 15th at the Hirshhorn Museum in Washington, DC and online at hastac.org/DML-competition-launch

to explore the potential of Badges for Lifelong Learning.

 

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Open badges & digital footprints; Will these shake the mortar loose on our schools? - Reflections of a Techie

Open badges & digital footprints; Will these shake the mortar loose on our schools? - Reflections of a Techie | Badges for Lifelong Learning | Scoop.it
I read that Mozilla is developing Open Badges that document the mastery of content, too. The writer tells us that the badges won't be stamps...they'll actually contain metadata which documents the institution that is certifying the knowledge that the bearer has. That's a pretty interesting idea....because it heightens the idea that learners are in charge of their own destiny; deciding where to go to find what they need, learning it and convincing the institution that they've "got it".
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New Release: Student Profiles, Badges and Assignment Filtering

New Release: Student Profiles, Badges and Assignment Filtering | Badges for Lifelong Learning | Scoop.it

The new student profiles also include badges. These new badges enable you to incentivize your students and provide recognition for their achievements. To award a badge, visit the profile of the student you’d like to award and select the “award badge” button at the top of their profile page. A panel will open up that will allow you to create a badge, or select from a list of Edmodo created badges.

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Mozilla’s Open Badges Project: A New Way to Recognize Learning | MindShift

Mozilla’s Open Badges Project: A New Way to Recognize Learning | MindShift | Badges for Lifelong Learning | Scoop.it

The Mozilla Foundation and Peer-to-Peer University (P2PU), among others, are working to take the idea of merit-earned badges and build a framework around which they can be used as alternative but accepted forms of certification.

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What if you earned badges at work instead of job titles?

What if you earned badges at work instead of job titles? | Badges for Lifelong Learning | Scoop.it

What if, instead of singular job titles and promotions, we used "badges" instead. The badges would represent what you've accomplished and what you handle. They would be more granular that one single monolithic job title. Would this be beneficial? Pros? Cons?

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Is Gamification Really a Bad Word? | Dangerously Irrelevant | Big Think

Is Gamification Really a Bad Word? | Dangerously Irrelevant | Big Think | Badges for Lifelong Learning | Scoop.it

Commonly associated with social media marketing, gamification seeks to engage consumers by incorporating game mechanics (most commonly achievements or badges) into otherwise boring or unexciting activities, such as filling out surveys - in essence, the Madison Ave version of hiding your dog's pill in a block of cheese. This, arguably crass, commercial interpretation of gamification has tarnished the concept of using game mechanics in education for feedback or recognition.

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The Quiet Revolution in Open Learning - Commentary - The Chronicle of Higher Education

The Quiet Revolution in Open Learning - Commentary - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Badges for Lifelong Learning | Scoop.it

The latest and most sophisticated open educational resources have tests embedded within them because assessment is a fundamental element of learning. Feedback-based, assessment-driven "cognitive tutors" developed by learning scientists at Carnegie Mellon are woven into science, engineering, and philosophy courses produced by the university's Open Learning Initiative.

...These disparate elements are beginning to form an entire ecosystem for teaching and crediting human knowledge and skill, one that exists entirely outside the traditional colleges and universities that use their present monopoly on the credentialing franchise to extract increasingly large sums of money from students.

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Open Badges and Acknowledging Decentralized Activity in Learning

Open Badges and Acknowledging Decentralized Activity in Learning | Badges for Lifelong Learning | Scoop.it

We are constantly searching for new things to learn and do, engage and expand upon. Many of us do not want or need acknowledgement for these efforts, but why not link these extra activities to an acknowledgment structure (a less rigid certification engine) that allows the individual to capitalize on initiative? More importantly, why not allow a structure where those unable to attend costly and geographically limiting higher education institutions can demonstrate progress, skilling, even cognitive development?

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The corridor of uncertainty: Badges of learning

The corridor of uncertainty: Badges of learning | Badges for Lifelong Learning | Scoop.it

By successfully completing course assignments participants can unlock various skills badges that show what they have achieved. Badges can be awarded by peers also participating on the course. The framework for tyhe open badge system is outlined more fully in a draft article called An open badge system framework.

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Global Kids' Online Leadership Program

Global Kids' Online Leadership Program | Badges for Lifelong Learning | Scoop.it

What are badges, exactly, and what do they have to do with learning? This is a question that was asked regularly throughout the sessions, and there are no clear answers yet. This is clearly a work in progress. Yes, they are commonly referenced these days within discussions of alternative assessment, as ways to capture youth's informal learning. But they are also so much more, in very complicated ways that need to be teased out.

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What makes up a badge? | A Thaumaturgical Compendium

What makes up a badge? | A Thaumaturgical Compendium | Badges for Lifelong Learning | Scoop.it

As part of my courses in the coming semester, I am abandoning standard grades and instead using badge-level assessments. As part of each course, students can earn any number of badges for demonstrated abilities. These are generally badges that require you to show that you can do something. That ability must be assessed–often by peers.

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Badges will unlock higher-education alternatives

Badges will unlock higher-education alternatives | Badges for Lifelong Learning | Scoop.it

How do we do better and create a “new ecology of learning? Accreditation is the key to making alternatives work. 

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