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Increase student engagement with Moodle conditional activities & badges

Increase student engagement with Moodle conditional activities & badges | Digital Badges in Higher Education | Scoop.it
What are conditional activities? Since the introduction of Moodle 2, it has been possible for users to track which activities/resources they have completed. This means that resources/activities are ‘aware’ ...
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Digital Badges in Higher Education
Digital badges are used to provide incentives and grant certification for informal learning.
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Curtin Teaching and Learning - eLearning: eLearning advisors

Curtin Teaching and Learning - eLearning: eLearning advisors | Digital Badges in Higher Education | Scoop.it
The diverse team of eLearning advisors provide elearning workshops, send out periodic newsletter, provide customised consultation, support the eScholar program and more.

 

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Using Badges to Recognise Achievement and Increase Learner Motivation

Using Badges to Recognise Achievement and Increase Learner Motivation | Digital Badges in Higher Education | Scoop.it
One of the final pieces of work I undertook before coming to SHU was to investigate the use of Open Badges to recognise achievement and skills developed. This was a small study to gather the staff ...
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Certificates, badges, and portfolios: international education and micro-credentialing | The UT Global Initiative for Education and Leadership

Certificates, badges, and portfolios: international education and micro-credentialing | The UT Global Initiative for Education and Leadership | Digital Badges in Higher Education | Scoop.it

Ask anyone in international education and you will hear the same story: the world of higher education is changing! Between online courses, online degrees, MOOCs, and joint degrees melded into changing political currents, concerns over loss of local intellectual talent (brain drain), the cost of education, and others, the future of international education —  while even more critical than ever — is an unchartered road.

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Educator Micro-credentials | Digital Promise

Educator Micro-credentials | Digital Promise | Digital Badges in Higher Education | Scoop.it

Teachers earn credentials at the beginning of their careers, but they learn new skills every day. Through our micro-credentialing for professional educators initiative, Digital Promise is building a coalition of educators and partners to develop a micro-credentialing system that provides teachers with the opportunity to gain recognition for skills they master throughout their careers.

 

As an emerging professional development strategy, teacher micro-credentialing can enable our public education system to continuously identify, capture, recognize, and share the best practices of America’s educators so all teachers can hone their existing skills and learn new ones.

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How Will Badges and Micro-Credentialing Change Education?

How Will Badges and Micro-Credentialing Change Education? | Digital Badges in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Interest in digital badges continues to expand, especially in light of recent successes like the Chicago Summer of Learning. In view of such successes, more people are musing about the future of ba...
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The Badge Alliance

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The members of the Alliance collaboratively tackle important issues, questions and opportunities to support the optimal evolution of the badging ecosystem.

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From Badges to Breakthroughs: Unleashing Learner Potential through Competency-Based Achievements (EDUCAUSE Review) | EDUCAUSE.edu

From Badges to Breakthroughs: Unleashing Learner Potential through Competency-Based Achievements (EDUCAUSE Review) | EDUCAUSE.edu | Digital Badges in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Key TakeawaysExtending low-cost, quality educational opportunities was the focus of the recent "Badges to Breakthroughs" panel session at EDUCAUSE 2013.Here, session participants offer individual summaries of their views on positioning MOOCs, exploring personalized learning, and examining how badges can provide value in the stakeholder ecosystem.Taken together, their perspectives illustrate the many breakthroughs occurring that both activate learner potential and validate alternative learning credentials.
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Three ways digital badges are used in education | eSchool News | eSchool News

Three ways digital badges are used in education | eSchool News | eSchool News | Digital Badges in Higher Education | Scoop.it
As schools progress to include online and on-campus courses, digital badges are well-suited to meet the needs of new education models.
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Design Principles Documentation Project

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An investigation into the development of digital badge systems for learning, led by Daniel T. Hickey at Indiana University
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Life-Integrated Evolving Digital Diplomas (EDUCAUSE Review) | EDUCAUSE.edu

Life-Integrated Evolving Digital Diplomas (EDUCAUSE Review) | EDUCAUSE.edu | Digital Badges in Higher Education | Scoop.it

Key Takeaways

A digital diploma could serve as a record of a person's life, organized around the awarding of different diplomas indicating various levels of educational achievement.

The owner of the diploma could add family and personal history, including events, people, and places important to his or her life story.

Publicly available digital diplomas could inform future generations as well as the current one, highlighting good and bad episodes in a person's life and serving as a resource for future research into communities and events.

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Sounds somewhat like Facebook meets Accredible...

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Digital Badges Gain Traction in Higher Education -

Digital Badges Gain Traction in Higher Education - | Digital Badges in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Digital badges are picking up steam since Mozilla introduced the Open Badges project in 2011.
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Higher education’s most promising digital badge system? UC-Davis' SA&FS Badge System is #FutureEd

Higher education’s most promising digital badge system? UC-Davis' SA&FS Badge System is #FutureEd | Digital Badges in Higher Education | Scoop.it

It's not easy to write about badges -- they touch on so many social norms that we take for granted, and that means unpacking assumptions about things like assessment, credentials, and accreditation -- but Paul Fain knocked it out of the park with his latest article about the UC-Davis Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems Badge System in Insider Higher Ed.

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Open Badges : Badges - New Currency for Professional Credentials

Open Badges : Badges - New Currency for Professional Credentials | Digital Badges in Higher Education | Scoop.it

Blackboard, Mozilla, Sage Road Solutions, and WCET have initiated an international discussion on the role of badges as a new currency of exchange for high value, post-secondary credentials for professionals. Using a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) format for this highly collaborative discussion, we are exploring the ecosystem for a new credential economy based on badges and requirements for adopting such an approach

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Investigating perceptions and potential of open badges in formal higher education - Sheffield Hallam University Research Archive

Investigating perceptions and potential of open badges in formal higher education - Sheffield Hallam University Research Archive | Digital Badges in Higher Education | Scoop.it
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Open Badges are a method, proposed by the Mozilla Foundation, to recognise skill acquisition and ‘informal’ learning, particularly as part of Lifelong Learning. However, there is also significant potential in the formal education sector. This paper outlines a project at City University London to identify whether Open Badges should be supported across the institution, and includes some possible uses for badges. The project involved interviewing staff and conducting focus groups with students to understand their needs and level of interest. The paper includes some anticipated and actual findings from the research and summarises the subsequent work being undertaken as a result of the project. The findings of this project could be used by other institutions considering the use of Open Badges in their own context.

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Open Badges: a visual, learner-centric approach to recognising achievement

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Open Badges are online indicators of skills learned inside or outside the classroom. In order to understand how badges might be used to support learning and development in higher education, Ian Glover and Farzana Latif have been looking into the uptake of these badges. There is a desire for broader mechanisms like badges to help students promote their own unique set of skills, knowledge and experience.

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Digital ‘Badges’ Emerge as Part of Credentialing’s Future | ICE : ICE Digest : 2013 Q2

Digital ‘Badges’ Emerge as Part of Credentialing’s Future | ICE : ICE Digest : 2013 Q2 | Digital Badges in Higher Education | Scoop.it

Digital ‘Badges’ Emerge as Part of Credentialing’s Future
By Frank Catalano

 

For decades, the most common form of a professional or educational credential has been a paper certificate (or, for college graduates of a certain age, a “sheepskin” on parchment).

That is changing in a small, but significant, way. Due to a combination of foundation activity and technology standards, the digital “badge” is rapidly gaining traction as a new representation of a credential and has the potential to become an accepted marker of knowledge, skills or achievements — up to, and including, professional credentials.

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Bringing Digital Badges and Micro-credentialing to Your Classsroom - Innovative Professional Development

Bringing Digital Badges and Micro-credentialing to Your Classsroom - Innovative Professional Development | Digital Badges in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Recognition is one of the biggest motivators for people. Being singled out for excellence among your peers is incredibly motivating. For many years, badges, pins, medals, plaques and other pieces of paper have been given to people to recognize their achievements.

However, it is hard to share this recognition with others in a virtual way. Especially on your website, Facebook, Twitter, Linked In or other social networks

Thanks to the Mozilla Foundation, we have a better better way: Digital Badges! Continue reading →
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Micro-credentialing | EDUCAUSE.edu

Micro-credentialing | EDUCAUSE.edu | Digital Badges in Higher Education | Scoop.it

Micro-credentialing can provide ways to acknowledge an individual’s completion of work, whether it is a noncredit course, a seminar, or other professional learning. Below are resources that explore various ways credentials, including digital badges, are being used by institutions of higher education.

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What Do You Mean by 'Badges?' | re-mediating assessment

What Do You Mean by 'Badges?' | re-mediating assessment | Digital Badges in Higher Education | Scoop.it

I was exchanging some emails with an a esteemed educational researcher and administrator about our Big Open Online Course on Educational Assessment and open courses in general and mentioned badges.  In his reply he asked, "what do you mean by 'badges'?"  After an amazing day of progress working with digital badges yesterday, it was a nice reminder of just how new this concept is. So I figured I would reply with a basic explanation and provide some timely updates on one aspect of our badges work.
Digital badges are web-enabled credentials.  Unlike traditional grades, transcripts, certificates, etc., badges can contain specific claims about accomplishments, along with detailed evidence (and links to more evidence) in support of those claims.

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Digital Badges Finding Use in Education and Across Industries | Extreme Networks

Digital Badges Finding Use in Education and Across Industries | Extreme Networks | Digital Badges in Higher Education | Scoop.it

The concept of digital badges, as an important means to motivate and reward achievement, is appearing in industries ranging from education all the way to retail. In the preceding blog on the topic, Will Digital Badges Replace Resumes… and Diplomas?, we discussed two distinct benefits: motivation and certification. The motivating element in badging derives in part from gamification which has special resonance with Gen C. The certification aspect provides widely-accepted recognition to an individual’s development. Looking into the progress and adoption of digital badges, I’ve found a common theme of encouraging individual engagement in the creative ways industries are utilizing badges.

Higher education has been a leading adopter of digital badge systems for student development and learning recognition as the educational environment evolves to a hybrid online / on-campus setting. This hybrid environment has created a new outlet for students to learn and build their skills, but presents a challenge for motivating and recognizing student achievement. Companies including Blackboard and Pearson, along with universities such as Purdue and Quinnipiac, are developing innovative uses of digital badging to meet this challenge.

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Digital Badges | HASTAC | Humanities, Arts, Science, and Technology Advanced Collaboratory

Digital Badges | HASTAC | Humanities, Arts, Science, and Technology Advanced Collaboratory | Digital Badges in Higher Education | Scoop.it
What is a digital badge?

A digital badge is a validated indicator of accomplishment, skill, quality, or interest that can be earned in many learning environments. Open badging makes it easy for anyone to issue, earn, and display badges across the web—through a shared infrastructure that's free and open to all. 

The world is changing fast and, today more than ever, traditional modes of assessment fail to capture the learning that happens everywhere and at every age. Digital badges are a powerful new tool for identifying and validating the rich array of people's skills, knowledge, accomplishments, and competencies. Digital badges inspire new pathways to learning and connect learners to opportunities, resources, and one another.

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Advancing Learning 2014: Badges in Higher Education

Advancing Learning 2014: Badges in Higher Education | Digital Badges in Higher Education | Scoop.it

I pulled together some additional resources for folks attending the Advancing Learning 2014 conference at Georgian College in Barrie, Ontario. To make it easy for people to dig deeper into some of the resources I mention during my presentation, I've pulled them together and posted them here. Feel free to post any question, comments, or additional resources related to badges in higher ed.

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Online Badge Maker

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Online Badge Maker to create your own badges, buttons and logo's. Add text, shapes and background colors. Create a badge in heart shape without the need of photoshop templates!

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Not at the high-end of conceptual use of badges but probably a very pragmatic dimension for anyone trying to deploy badges in an unsupported context.

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Badges and Education Curriculum: They Can't Not Be Together

Badges and Education Curriculum: They Can't Not Be Together | Digital Badges in Higher Education | Scoop.it
A quick preface: Although I'm a huge supporter of badges, the system at large is still very much under development.  These thoughts stem from my own understanding and experience with badges, which ...

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The Credentialing Economy: Transformed by and for Its Beneficiaries (EDUCAUSE Review) | EDUCAUSE.edu

The Credentialing Economy: Transformed by and for Its Beneficiaries (EDUCAUSE Review) | EDUCAUSE.edu | Digital Badges in Higher Education | Scoop.it

We owe it to the future to develop the purposeful leadership needed to use technology and technology standards now to unlock the human ingenuity that will create high-tech reductions in the cost structures of educating and high-touch personalization in the human quest for learning. Further, we will have to overcome the natural impulse to resist change by thinking globally about the Wellsian challenge, while ensuring that local results can add up to global solutions. Can we cooperate locally and globally through the proposed ELC to realize a vision and mission along the lines that you might have guessed would conclude this essay?

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Open Digital Badges and Medical Education #openbadgesMOOC

Open Digital Badges and Medical Education #openbadgesMOOC | Digital Badges in Higher Education | Scoop.it

To gain a deeper appreciation for Open Badges, I am taking the MOOC titled “Badges: New Currency for Professional Credentials” hosted by WCET, Mozilla, Blackboard, and Sage Road Solutions. Although the course is almost officially completed, they have designed the course to allow learners to start at anytime and work through the content at their own pace. As an added touch, you can earn badges for completing each of the course challenges. You can access the course for free from: https://badges.coursesites.com/. I hope that as I work through the course material and challenges, that I see a clearer path to implementation of Open Badges for one of my ongoing eLearning development projects.

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