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BadgeStack Add-On to BadgeOS

BadgeStack Add-On to BadgeOS | Digital Badges in Higher Education | Scoop.it

BadgeOS™ is a powerful free plugin to WordPress that lets you easily create achievements and issue sharable badges as your users succeed. Activate the free BadgeStack extension to instantly create Levels, Quests and Badge Achievement Types — and start badging!

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The folks at Credly continue to set the standard.

Digital Badges in Higher Education
Digital badges are used to provide incentives and grant certification for informal learning.
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Curtin Badges

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A digital badge is an online indicator of an accomplishment or affiliation that contains links that help explain the context, meaning, processes and results of learning engagements.

 

Badges can be outward or internal facing markers of achievement. When displayed to the world, a badge reflects one’s skills and capabilities; and carries the university’s reputation for quality teaching and learning. When used internally, a badge indicates passing a milestone along a journey toward a goal.

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Curtin University at the bleeding edge of development and application of Digital Badging strategies.  

 

Recent paper on the topic here: 

http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs10639-013-9291-7/fulltext.html

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Achievery.com

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Achievery builds digital credential and badge systems exclusively for high quality learning models that are characterized by the following:

authentic learning opportunities that are connected to the real world;highly personalized curriculum;assessments of soft and hard skills;competency-based and evidence-backed;student and teacher choice;informed by data;use of technology in support of learning;recognize failure as important element of learning process;model scalable educational solutions;need a better way to recognize, verify, and connect the amazing skills of your students!
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Moodle Best Practices, Learn How to Use Badges

Moodle Best Practices, Learn How to Use Badges | Digital Badges in Higher Education | Scoop.it

This article is about how to add badges to a course or the site and how users can access their badges.

 

Have you ever wanted to try Moodle but your school won't provide it? With the Cubicstone My Moodle App, the wait is over. You get everything, unlimited training, support and storage for one low flat fee. Real people helping you not only get started, but there when you need it. What are you waiting for? get started today with a free Cubicstone account, and get started with the My Moodle App today.

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Points and Badges in Gamification

Points and Badges in Gamification | Digital Badges in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Points and badges are not the best use of gamification. However, if they are all you have - make the most of them.
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Digital Badge Professional Learning Platform

Digital Badge Professional Learning Platform | Digital Badges in Higher Education | Scoop.it
As a 21st Century Library Media Specialist, part of what I strive to do is to serve as an instructional technology resource for both educators and learners. In my new position here at New Milford High School, I face the exciting challenge of reaching as many staff members as I could at one time. I threw around many models in my head until I finally found one that seems right for us.
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Digital Badges Hold Promise for Adult Education

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Micro-credentials would allow adult learners to showcase their skills.
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How Badges Really Work in Higher Education -- Campus Technology

How Badges Really Work in Higher Education -- Campus Technology | Digital Badges in Higher Education | Scoop.it

Digital badge initiatives at colleges and universities across the country are challenging assumptions about learning and assessment.

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ucdavis/Badges

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Badges project with Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems (SA&FS)

A little about our Technical Environment

Badges is an ASP.NET MVC application which runs on Windows Azure. The technology stack includes:

ServerVisual Studio 2012ASP.NET MVC 4NHibernate 3.3SQL Server (compatible with SQL Azure, as well as SQLExpress)Azure Blob Storage for file storageClientBootstrap 3jQueryA wee bit of knockout.jshttps://wiki.mozilla.org/Badges
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Playing Nice

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Digital badges are gaining traction as a way to motivate learners.
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Curate, Credential and Carry Forward - Badges event at UOW

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15 Reasons Why People are Using Digital Badges

15 Reasons Why People are Using Digital Badges | Digital Badges in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Why use digital badges? Scour the blogosphere, watch webinars, review some of the current badge systems, follow the conversation on the social web and you will find countless answers to this question. However, I find that most of them fit in one of the following fifteen categories. These are not equally compelling reasons, but they do represent many of the current uses of badges. Or, if you think of another, please consider sharing it in a comment.
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Open Vs. Closed Badging Systems

Open Vs. Closed Badging Systems | Digital Badges in Higher Education | Scoop.it

Not all digital badges are alike, and that is okay. There is plenty of room for different badge designs and uses. Some worry that people using digital badges as 21st century stickers and gold stars will ruin the enterprise for those of us interested in using them as micro-credentials for substantive (even rigorous) learning contexts. I have no concern about one use diminishing the value of another, at least not when it comes to open badges built around the open badge infrastructure (OBI). OBI helps us address such matters.

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Awarding Badges in Moodle | a tutorial

Awarding Badges in Moodle | a tutorial | Digital Badges in Higher Education | Scoop.it

The badges feature was added to Moodle in version 2.5. It is enabled by default, but your administrator may have disabled this function. If disabled, contact your Moodle administrator and ask that badges be enabled including enabling connection to external backpacks and enabling course-level badges. It should also be noted that the concept of badges exists in other LMSes as well: Canvas, for example, offers a very similar feature. While the specifics will differ in another LMS, the concepts remain the same.

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Interested in digital badges? 9 critical issues to consider - eCampus News

Interested in digital badges? 9 critical issues to consider - eCampus News | Digital Badges in Higher Education | Scoop.it
The promise of digital badges for alternative credentials and skills pathways has not been lost on higher education; yet, there are many concerns—from business, faculty, and students—on the design, and use, of these badges for real meaning. A new framework condenses these concerns into nine critical questions concerning digital badges.
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Daniel T. Hickey responds to Alfie Kohn - YouTube

At ePIC 2014, Daniel Thomas Hickey responds to Alfie Kohn's keynote, then followed by a debate and discussion with the audience
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UNIQUE Learning Badges platform

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UNIQUE Learning Badges uses Mozilla's Open Badges standard to recognise and verify learning achievements gained online and offline.
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Digital Badges: An emerging ecosystem of evidence

Digital Badges: An emerging ecosystem of evidence | Digital Badges in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Digital badges are rapidly expanding into higher education and professional development. But what are they, and what do they do?
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OPEN BADGES ADD R.E.S.P.E.C.T. TO GAMIFICATION AND ELEARNING | Gamification: Open Badges | eLearning Mind

OPEN BADGES ADD R.E.S.P.E.C.T. TO GAMIFICATION AND ELEARNING | Gamification: Open Badges | eLearning Mind | Digital Badges in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Open Badges are the most useful and popular form of badges in gamification: they teach, motivate, and display a student's skill-set. Read on to see how.
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Beyond assessment - recognizing achievement in a networked world - by Stephen Downes

ePortfolios and Open Badges are only the first wave in what will emerge as a wider network-based form of assessment that makes tests and reviews unnecessary. I…

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badges and e-portfolios are a great idea but do they work in reality?

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Digital badge system helps students develop skills

Digital badge system helps students develop skills | Digital Badges in Higher Education | Scoop.it

Customized badges and skill qualifications allow students to develop hands-on professional skills.


Groundbreaking digital badge system for sustainable agriculture program


UC Davis is creating what may be higher education’s most promising digital badge system, an add-on that could be valuable for students. It’s part of the new sustainable agriculture and food systems (SAFS) major. The badges help document competency-based education in a multidisciplinary major (with seven competencies).

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re-mediating assessment: New Project: Open Badges in Open edX and Beyond

re-mediating assessment: New Project: Open Badges in Open edX and Beyond | Digital Badges in Higher Education | Scoop.it

We are pretty excited about all of the interest in badges in higher ed.  I am going to Australia to present at a national meeting in November at Deakin University and am also planning to meet with innovators at the University of Sydney and Australia National University in Canberra.  Higher educators around the world are recognizing that badges are much more than certificates or grades.  Specifically, they are seeing that digital badges can contain specific claims and detailed evidence supporting those claims.  They are also seeing that open digital badges allow this information to circulate in digital social networks. Many are also discovering that this makes open digital badges potentially transformative and routinely disruptive.

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Curate, Credential and Carry Forward - Badges event at UOW (with images, tweets) · katiedigc

Tweets and commentary from the 2 Sept badges workshop at University of Wollongong.
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InfoBadges:

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Introducing Badges | eLearning Blog

Introducing Badges | eLearning Blog | Digital Badges in Higher Education | Scoop.it

Badges are currently a hot topic in education as a way of awarding achievement, a bit like earning a Boy Scout badge as a child, but online!

Open Badges is the most common way of issuing badges with universities. It is a free, standard framework provided by Mozilla to verify skills in a recognisable way.

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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 | Digital Badges in Higher Education | Scoop.it
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Badges have garnered great interest among scholars of digital media and learning. In addition, widespread initiatives such as Mozilla’s Open Badge Framework expand the potential of badging into the realm of open education. In this paper, 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. This explication illuminates how the ideas of open and badges intersect, and clarifies situations where these concepts come into direct conflict or mutually enhance each other. Our analysis pinpoints and elucidates particular areas where research is needed to better understand the complex phenomenon of open badges, and also offers design considerations for developers, educators, and organizations that are actively involved in open badges.

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