"...But the scale of this effort is much larger than it may seem at first: Some advocates are working to replace the traditional college degree entirely, creating a new system of badges that recognize educational achievement both inside and outside the classroom..."
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"Catherine Lacey, a student at the University of Western Australia, is a Level 40 Hero in biology. That’s her ranking on OpenStudy, where she spends up to 30 hours per week answering homework questions posed by students around the world. Hero is the hardest badge to attain on the site, indicating considerable time spent helping other students. And Lacey doesn’t just help beginners—one of the many merit badges she’s earned from OpenStudy is for tutoring students in MIT open biology courses."
With the help of Totara's free Moodle installation and the wonderful Karl Goddard, I set about making an openbadge in Moodle that could be earned by a student, issued by Moodle and displayed and saved in a Mozilla backpack.
Here is the first of 6 videos - How I made the quiz in Moodle
Mozilla's Open Badges initiative has received the official nod from educational technology company Blackboard, which has integrated digital badges into its learning management systems Blackboard Learn and CourseSites.
Badges can be used to supplement more traditional credits so that adult students are recognized for their competencies as well as their knowledge.—Co-written with Andrea Thomas | Technology Writer, Purdue University— Today’s students, post-college...
Game designers continually create engaging, dynamic experiences for players. What if eLearning developers could take some of those ideas and techniques and apply them to our own eLearning design and development? Participants in this session will learn the five elements that game designers include in almost every game and that eLearning designers and developers can add to eLearning to make it more engaging and impactful. Based on the bestselling book The Gamification of Learning and Instruction, this session provides tips and techniques to make your eLearning an engaging, dynamic experience for your learners. You’ll learn how to create more engaging and interactive instruction based on the principles of game design without the cost or effort of creating an entire game.
Hi everyone - this is a cross post from my blog at http://rjh.goingeast.ca. The idea of Open Badges in the context of continuing medical education first occurred to me during a project meeting where I am a consultant ...
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