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What are badges? Do we want them? What are the elements of a successful badging program?
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Library - Open Badges In Higher Education

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From the Open Badges Working Group -- also provides examples of badging programs, platforms, and case studies
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How to use digital badges to help your classroom teaching (essay) @insidehighered

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2014 Spring Snackable Series: Digital Badges - YouTube

From the people at the University of Wisconsin - Whitewater Learning and Technology Centre

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Open Badges for Foreign Language Education

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Super sliding header summarizing badging work/thought-flow in a quick and visual form from the people at U. Texas

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Open Badges for Higher Education - Savvyfolio.net

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Mahara is an open source ePortfolio and social networking web application.
It provides users with tools to create and maintain a digital portfolio of their learning and social networking features to allow users to interact with each other.
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Planet Badges

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Keep up to date with the goings-on in the open badges world with this  feed aggregator for Open Badges blogs. (Most posts come from the Mozilla mothership.

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Web page for the Digital/Open Badges session at the Drexel University Assessment Conference (2014)

Web page for the Digital/Open Badges session at the Drexel University Assessment Conference (2014) | Badges: Transforming assessment or building a better mousetrap? | Scoop.it

Please note:

(1)  The session description has been significantly updated.

(2)  All workshop handouts are available for downloading from that link. 

(3) Attendees will want to bring their laptop or mobile devices to get the most out of the hand-on activities.

 

This is a participatory workshop.

** For the badge plan -- if possible, please download and bring an editable (digital or paper) version of the planning template with you. Paper copies will be handed out during the workshop to those who need them, but you'll need your own pen/pencil!

** To design your badge -- this will be done online using the openbadges.me website. You will be asked to sign in, but this is not a registration in the formal sense. For details, right click https://www.openbadges.me/privacy.html#.VAxpligu008. ; If you do not wish to use your normal email address, I suggest setting up a gmail or other account (do NOT tie it to your personal/professional email) for this and other Web 2.0 tool websites. 

 

[Image used by permission.]

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Using Badges in the Classroom to Motivate Learning

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How do badges benefit students?
In addition to motivating students to develop specific skills and competencies, both individually and collectively (Carey, 2012), badges offer the following benefits to students:

~Enhance a resume, portfolio, or e-Portfolio 

~Focus learning on specific goal

~Provide a supportive environment  which emphasizes an action-oriented understanding of course objectives;

~Foster deeper learning of course material

~Create practical ways for students to learn iand to share what they have learned; and

~Add an element of fun and friendly competition

 

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Want to issue open badges? Here are some options.

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The decision about which platform to use "depends upon a number of factors: goals, desired features, essential features, reporting requirements, technical acumen, financial resources, whether there is need for long-term record-keeping, whether the badges are part of a formal academic offering, etc. … My one criterion for including an option is that it is compliant with the Mozilla Open Badge Infrastructure. "

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Quick summary badge management systems

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Talking to “Campers” About Badges – Ed Tech Library Camp | Open Badges

Talking to “Campers” About Badges – Ed Tech Library Camp | Open Badges | Badges: Transforming assessment or building a better mousetrap? | Scoop.it

"Library Camp came from the need to broadly share the issues, concerns, and ideas effecting libraries today.  Although the day is focused on the library, education technologists, instructional designers, instructors and K-12 teachers, and community partners attend to discuss ways in which the library can engage in community development and growth.

During afternoon breakout sessions, a group of participants interested in open badging came together to further discuss issues related to:

~activities that should be badges

~counterfeiting

~building community

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Open badges for education: what are the implications at the intersection of open systems and badging? | Ahn | Research in Learning Technology

Open badges for education: what are the implications at the intersection of open systems and badging? | Ahn | Research in Learning Technology | Badges: Transforming assessment or building a better mousetrap? | Scoop.it

"We explicate the concept of open badges. We highlight some of the ways that researchers have examined badges as part of educational practice and also highlight the different definitions of open-ness that are employed in popular and scholarly thought. By considering badges from three different perspectives (motivation, pedagogy, and credential) and the concept of openness from three different perspectives (production, access and appropriation) we develop a framework to consider the tensions where these competing conceptions meet."

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The language is a little stilted, but the research is interesting. 

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University of Michigan Digital Badges

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"Digital badges present an opportunity to reimagine several aspects of student learning in a residential university context. Digital badges can help provide evidence of prior knowledge, growth in a particular domain, and provide opportunities for previously nebulous or intangible competencies to gain greater clarity.

 

In an initial pilot, this new approach manifested in providing opportunities for undergraduate engineering students to reflect on their co-curricular learning experiences and gain recognition for that particular category (e.g., Leadership) using a standard set of criteria based on Bloom's Taxonomy of Learning Domains. Additional pilots are currently underway across several diverse contexts to explore the range of possible approaches."

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Documentation:OpenBadges/Faculty Guide/Web Design/Learn/Introduction - UBC Wiki

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The online sharing of open badges has many benefits, including the following:

 

 

~Earners can represent themselves with a complex of verifiable skills

~Employers and others can find people with certain skills

~Earners can find people with similar badges, and build a network

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Badges 2.0

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This semester, the CETL is revising it's system of badges to better acknowledge, challenge, and reward faculty and staff who engage in professional development activities. We've developed some new ...
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Open Badges for Youth: Visual Pathways to the Future

Exploring how Open Badges can work in schools and communities.
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Open Badges in Google Sites Google Group

Google Groups to ask and answer questions and badging from a Google Site. Open to akl.

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Digital Badges in Canada

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"The Canadian Digital Badges Initiative (CDBI) was created to help Industry, Regulators, Trade and Professional Associations understand and consider for adoption, the Mozilla Open Badges Framework."

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Early days for this website -- it seems not yet to be complete.

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Let’s help build Canada’s badging community! #OpenBadges

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Coastal Composition Commons

"This online learning platform was designed … to accompany first-year composition courses at Coastal Carolina University by adding a fourth credit hour to ENGL101 and ENGL102. Using an open badge program, students engage with individual ‘modules’ at the direction of their instructors. Upon completion of the module, learning is recognized with a digital badge that certifies skills. This initiative digitally distributes course content across the first-year composition program to support the development of students’ academic reading and writing skills.

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To see more about this program, right click:

~http://ccc.coastal.edu/index.php/about/ (program description)

https://www.insidehighered.com/advice/2013/10/11/how-use-digital-badges-help-your-classroom-teaching-essay (Inside Higher Ed essay)

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Collaborative draft of campus policy framework for open badges

Badge Alliance Working Group -- Google doc where they are collaboratively developing a policy template that could be used to help admin formally incorporate badges & badging in the the institutions assessment and evaluation structures. (an international collaboration)

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Half an Hour: Learning and Performance Support Systems

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"If I had to depict LPSS in a nutshell, I would describe it as a combination of the MOOC project we've been working on over the last few year, as well as our work in Personal Learning Environments (PLEs). The objective is to build a system where individuals can access, and get credit for, learning from any education provider at all, whether from home, the workplace, or at a school. ...

 

LPSS will develop a learning and performance support infrastructure that will host and deliver the following key services:

~ learning services and a resource marketplace, providing content and service producers with unfettered access to customers, and employees (and prospective employees) with training and development opportunities;

~ automated competency development and recognition algorithms that analyze workflows and job skills and develop training programs to help employees train for specific positions;

~ a personal learning management tool that will manage a person’s learning and training records and credentials over a lifetime, making it easier for employers to identify qualified candidates and for prospective employees to identify skills gaps;

~ and a personal learning assistant that enables a student or employee to view, update and access training and development resources whether at home or on the job, at any time.

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The World of Badges

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"The badges community is growing so quickly it’s hard to keep up! We’ve put together some resources to get you caught up and provide different perspectives on badges and their purpose in education."

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Three Kinds of Badges | Open Badges

Three Kinds of Badges | Open Badges | Badges: Transforming assessment or building a better mousetrap? | Scoop.it

"Badging in academic environments can often be complex as there are a variety of activities that occur on campus that support student and staff professional development and educational growth.  Many of these activities are formalized within the university accreditation structure, such as course work and degree programs, while other activities offer supportive services that enhance knowledge and skills to be successful in academia and beyond, such as research and writing services.

 

The following outlines the variety of badging possibilities within an academic institution and how offering badging across formal and informal activities, can provide a clearer view of a individual’s abilities, skill sets, and knowledge."

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The 3 categories (extra-curric, co-curric, curricular) can be very important at the higher ed. level where changes to one's syllabus and assessment of learners inside a course may require Senate review and/or approval. 

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Sign in - Badge List

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This is a peer, self-managed badge system where groups decide on what's important,  establish the criteria collaboratively, share their learning in open logs, monitor and support each other, and then validate each others' badges. I think this has a lot of potential for educator pro-d.

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Suggestion: read the documentation accessed from the question mark - upper left. 

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OBANZ Open Badges Australia & New Zealand

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Curated for Open Badges user group in Australia and New Zealand, or @OB_ANZ. Join us http://tiny.cc/obanz We collect articles and resources on #openbadges projects and related topics.
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