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Open Badges in Healthcare Professional Education

A presentation as part of a workshop on Open Badges at Leeds Medical School on 26 November 2012.
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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 Badges

Curtin Badges | Digital Badges in Higher Education | Scoop.it

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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BadgeLAB Leeds: exploring open badges for arts engagement - YouTube

BadgeLAB Leeds was a research and development project which explored how open badges could be used to increase engagement, participation and progression in the arts. The project was run in partnership by ArtForms Leeds, DigitalME and Sheffield Hallam University along with arts organisations and artists across Leeds and took place from September 2014 - March 2015, .

The project was supported by the Digital R&D Fund for the Arts - Nesta, Arts Council England and the Arts and Humanities Research Council.
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Digital Me - Badge The Uk

Digital Me - Badge The Uk | Digital Badges in Higher Education | Scoop.it

Badge the UK is a new project which aims to create a currency
for young people using Open Badges.

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Credential warranted achievement of capabilties

Credential warranted achievement of capabilties | Digital Badges in Higher Education | Scoop.it

Passing assessments leads to passing credit-bearing units. Credit for units, where the degree is not completed, usually expires after about seven years. If all units in the the degree are successfully completed, however, the degree credential is valid for the lifetime of the awardee (although registration and continuing professional development may be required to practice).

If the unit assessments focus mainly on acquiring knowledge, rather than its application using other capabilities, then the credential fails to warrant that graduates can demonstrate all the Course Learning Outcomes, including specified capabilities such as communication (in standard English), self-management, teamwork, problem solving.

 

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Badges for Learning Research

Badges for Learning Research | Digital Badges in Higher Education | Scoop.it
What is the current state of research on recognition and accreditation systems for informal and interest-driven learning?
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Will Digital Badges Replace Resumes… and Diplomas? | Extreme Networks

Will Digital Badges Replace Resumes… and Diplomas? | Extreme Networks | Digital Badges in Higher Education | Scoop.it

The emerging concept of digital badges may help solve this societal problem. Digital badges have a wide range of applications, but none is more important than associating people with the knowledge and skills they possess. The short definition of a digital badge is “a validated indicator of accomplishment”. Today a number of emerging developments in this field are paving the way for broad adoption.

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LinkedIn bolsters higher education with new tool for universities - eCampus News

LinkedIn bolsters higher education with new tool for universities - eCampus News | Digital Badges in Higher Education | Scoop.it


New button available for institutions allows alumni and students to showcase their educational accomplishments and bolster the institution’s reputation.

Students are the beating heart of any educational institution – and long after they graduate from a college or university, they remain an important and vital representation of that institution and all it has to offer.

Today, colleges and universities may now invite their graduates to showcase their degrees and certificates on their LinkedIn profiles – all with the click of a button. Through LinkedIn’s “Add to Profile” program, educational institutions can embed a link on their websites and in emails sent directly to graduates.

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Badging and evidence | Getting Smart on Twitter

Badging and evidence | Getting Smart on Twitter | Digital Badges in Higher Education | Scoop.it
"Badging has the potential to link to evidence of a credential that reflects a skill." -K. Cator @DigitalPromise pic.twitter.com/SvODiRCUQX
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Passport by Purdue University: Digital Badges for Learning - YouTube

Developed by Information Technology at Purdue for Purdue University.
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Chart students’ growth with digital badges

Chart students’ growth with digital badges | Digital Badges in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Digital badges offer a new, flexible assessment model that can give students recognition for everything they accomplish — in the classroom, after school and in all areas of their lives.
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The Teacher's Guide To Badges In Education

The Teacher's Guide To Badges In Education | Digital Badges in Higher Education | Scoop.it
How do you motivate students who don't care about grades? You take a turn with badges in education and see how different results can come about.

 

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- http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Badges

 


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As #OpenBadges expand outwards, we can reappropriate them in education. via @Kim Flintoffand @Gust MEES

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Elaine J Roberts, Ph.D.'s curator insight, February 21, 7:23 PM

I think badges are still becoming a thing, but while they're in the process of finding some traction, it won't hurt to know a bit more about them. The more we think about how they could be used and their value, the more likely we are to determine if they're worth our time and effort.

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Smithsonian Quests™ | Digital Badging for the Classroom and Beyond

Smithsonian Quests™ | Digital Badging for the Classroom and Beyond | Digital Badges in Higher Education | Scoop.it
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5 March 2014: Badges for Learning: a review of the formative role of badges in two open online courses | Transforming Assessment

5 March 2014: Badges for Learning: a review of the formative role of badges in two open online courses | Transforming Assessment | Digital Badges in Higher Education | Scoop.it
The emergence of open online learning courses brings in to sharp relief the viability of existing forms of teacher provided formative and summative assessment. For such courses that carry no charge for participation alternative structures for engaging, motivating and sustaining study need to be sought. Badges or similar such visual public symbols that communicate to others a particular quality, achievement or affiliation possessed by the owner may have a role to play. This session will cover some potential social and psychological roles for badges and then report on the reception and use of badges in two 'massive' open online courses delivered in 2013. This will highlight the varied functions badges performed with particular attention to how they may support and guide learning in a 'formative' capacity during a course and the need for effective pedagogic design and alignment of the course badging strategy. This discussion will draw upon data from end of courses surveys that specifically asked about badges, pre-course surveys, and user comments made during the course such as on Twitter.
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Badge the World

Badge the World | Digital Badges in Higher Education | Scoop.it

Badge the World is an initiative that began at MozFest 2013, which seeks to document the many innovative Open Badge projects that are underway throughout the world. We are also interested in creating a community and fostering discussion amongst those involved in Open Badge projects, no matter how large or small or what the project aims are.

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All Aboard | Digital Skills in Higher Education

All Aboard | Digital Skills in Higher Education | Digital Badges in Higher Education | Scoop.it

All Aboard is a project funded by Ireland’s National Forum for the Enhancement of Teaching & Learning, which aims to identify the wide range of skills and knowledge that students, and all those who work in higher education, will need to feel confident and creative when learning, working and exploring the digital world.

All Aboard is rising to the challenge identified in the national Digital Roadmap of building our ‘digital capacity,’ not just in terms of infrastructure, but also in terms of people, their skills, their levels of confidence and their ability to critique and challenge pre-conceptions.

All Aboard seeks to be a collaborative enquiry that will build on so many excellent examples of high quality research,  training and cooperative projects that have gone before us or which are currently underway.

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4 February 2015: Digital Badges to curate, credential and carry forward digital learning evidence | Transforming Assessment

4 February 2015: Digital Badges to curate, credential and carry forward digital learning evidence | Transforming Assessment | Digital Badges in Higher Education | Scoop.it

This seminar explored the following questions: What is badging, and how can I use it to warrant learning and motivate higher education students? How do I implement a whole of program approach to badging - in a degree program or an extra-curricular program? How do I implement a whole of institution approach to badging- how to approach policy, change leadership, and professional bodies?

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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
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New and Alternative Assessments, Digital Badges, and Civics: An Overview of Emerging Themes and Promising Directions

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8 Reasons Why Open Badges Are Awesome Infographic - e-Learning Infographics

8 Reasons Why Open Badges Are Awesome Infographic - e-Learning Infographics | Digital Badges in Higher Education | Scoop.it
The 8 Reasons Why Open Badges Are Awesome Infographic presents the usefulness of badges as indicators of skills learned inside or outside the classroom.
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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
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.

Keywords: open education; gamification; learning; credentials; badges; education reform
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Passport - Instructor Dashboard - YouTube

Passport has a new feature that gives instructors quick access to their learning content.
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Make and Create Badge | Makewaves is a community of thousands of schools sharing their creativity and raising achievement with badges

Make and Create Badge | Makewaves is a community of thousands of schools sharing their creativity and raising achievement with badges | Digital Badges in Higher Education | Scoop.it
The free social learning platform for children and youth to make and share media portfolios, projects and reports. Safe and easy for schools to blog, connect with students around the world and share video/audio from classroom, home or mobile. We want all children and young people to get their stories heard by a global audience and for teachers, parents and mentors to have the very best tools and support to make this happen.
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What can we learn from the badging movement?

What can we learn from the badging movement? | Digital Badges in Higher Education | Scoop.it
For badges to be meaningful, they need to make specific claims about the learning they represent and link to evidence that backs them up.

Via Alberto Acereda, Ph.D.
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Badges for Learning: Threading the Needle Between Skepticism and Evangelism | DMLcentral

Badges for Learning: Threading the Needle Between Skepticism and Evangelism | DMLcentral | Digital Badges in Higher Education | Scoop.it

In the Kantian vein, then, we could conclude that badges without effective learning would be empty, even useless; while learning without a badging system that embeds an assessment capacity capable of motivating further learning—both more and deeper—would be missing an opportunity to draw into the lure of learning some, if not many, of those we otherwise are in peril of losing. And that’s a good, perhaps even in itself.

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