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The Open Universe(ity): A Passport for Your Backpack: Purdue’s New Badging System

The Open Universe(ity): A Passport for Your Backpack: Purdue’s New Badging System | Bioinformatics Training | Scoop.it

Purdue University just launched a beta version of their digital badging ecosystem: Passport.  So far, I’ve explored it as a badge earner, and it’s beautiful.  The interface is clean and easy with linked accounts (Facebook, Google, Purdue), an iPad app, and a direct push to the Mozilla Openbadges Backpack.  I appreciate how many organizations are using linked logins now, which decrease the number of user names and passwords to remember.  It’s also helpful to use the same email address as my Backpack.


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Digital badges show students' skills along with degree

Digital badges show students' skills along with degree | Bioinformatics Training | Scoop.it

Digital badges are becoming a popular way to acknowledge professional skills, and Purdue University has released the Passport application to allow instructors to create badges for their students. The creator tool in Passport offers a variety of templates on which instructors or advisers can base their own badges.

 

"Typically in courses, we have a number of very broad learning goals, and grades are given out on student assignments tied to these broad goals," Watson says. "But really, it is more a comparison of students rather than a focus on student learning and attainment of desired learning outcomes.

 

"Badges help instructors encourage students to demonstrate how they have met very specific learning objectives through actual performance."

 

Purdue's Passport platform consists of two apps: The Passport app allows instructors to set the steps, or challenges, a student must achieve to earn the badge. The app also allows an instructor or adviser to create a badge by choosing from several templates.

 


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Pushing Badges from ForAllBadges to a Backpack and Beyond | Dan Hickey and Andi Rehak

Pushing Badges from ForAllBadges to a Backpack and Beyond | Dan Hickey and Andi Rehak | Bioinformatics Training | Scoop.it

In a separate post, Dan explained he used ForAllBadges to issue OBI-complaint badges within the Oncourse course management system.  This post explains how these badges earners can "push" their badges out of the class and into their open badges backpack and beyond to Facebook, Google+ and Twitter.

This post is intended to be a very concise explanation for using backpacks when using the ForAllBadges platform.  In particular it highlights the fact that badge earners must have an open badges backpack before they can push their badges to it.


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