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EPraise.co.uk | A school reward system designed to motivate students

EPraise.co.uk | A school reward system designed to motivate students | Digital Badges in Higher Education | Scoop.it
An online school rewards system for secondary schools designed to motivate students to work harder, attend more and behave better.
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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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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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Mozilla Open Badges 101: Nov 20 webinar

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Mozilla Open Badges 101: How To Encourage Engagement
Click to watch on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jP61UY0mcrY&feature=youtu.be

Mozilla's Open Badges is a new system for credentialing and accreditation that makes it possible for learners everywhere to get recognition for lifelong learning of all kinds through digital badges, and then collect and share those badges across the Web for real results like jobs. But what does this mean for your organization? And how do you get started?

Join Mozilla's Marketing Lead, Megan Cole, for this one-hour webinar, in which she will walk you through the foundation of Open Badges! If you're new to Open Badges, or have a basic understanding but want to go deeper, this webinar is for you.

Check out Open Badges 201: Badge System Design & Technical Overview, here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VQIgrUtLOv4&feature=youtu.be

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David Bramley's curator insight, December 3, 2013 2:31 PM

There is an increasing gap between the knowledge and skills that education systems are providing and what employers say they want.  In my experience, education has a long lead in time...planned changes can take 18 months to reach the 'chalk face', whilst changes in skills requirements are a fact of life!

 

Alternative credentialing systems like Open Badges are a way of recognising skills and achievements in a flexible and responsive way.  If you are new to Open Badges this is a great place to start.  There are a series of webnars on developing Open Badges accessible from the post

Russell Sauntry's curator insight, December 23, 2013 11:55 PM

great explanation of badges and their uses.

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Digital badges in education - Online First - Springer

Digital badges in education - Online First - Springer | Digital Badges in Higher Education | Scoop.it

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Digital badges provide new affordances for online educational activities and experiences. When used with points and leaderboards, a badge can become a gamification element allowing learners to compete with themselves or others, and to know how close they are to accomplishing a goal and acquiring its accompanying reputation. In this role, badges motivate continued engagement, which increases time on task and supports skill acquisition through performance. Learning outcomes signified by badges can also be displayed in an e-portfolio or on web sites and are highly transportable to social media sites. In this role they summarize achievement and signal accomplishment. With these characteristics, digital badges have the potential to become an alternative credentialing system, providing visible recognition in digital symbols that link directly via metadata to validating evidence of educational achievements in public displays. This paper will trace the brief history of digital badges, define what they are, give examples of their use, and discuss their educational affordances.

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Are digital badges the new ‘disruptive’ technology? | eSchool News | eSchool News

Are digital badges the new ‘disruptive’ technology? | eSchool News | eSchool News | Digital Badges in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Could a new standard make digital badges the next 'disruptive' technology to take over education? Emerging tech experts say 'yes!'

 

Movie over, iPads! Digital badges could revolutionize education, thanks to a new standard.

 

Over the last year, the concept of digital badges has been gaining momentum in states and school district initiatives across the country. But thanks to a new standard, emerging technology experts are calling digital badges the next ‘disruptive’ technology—not only for students, but for teachers and administrators, as well.

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Merit

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Every day, students accomplish great things thanks to the opportunities provided by their college or university. They are surpassing expectations, shaping their futures and the world around them.

 

Those accomplishments deserve attention for students and their schools. Attention that proves the value of those experiences and the institutions that make them possible. Attention from decision-makers and media. Attention that drives interest from the people who matter.

 

Everybody wins when colleges and universities use Merit to get attention for their students' achievements. Students learn. Achieve. Excel. Merit tells the world why they -- and the schools that make it possible -- are extraordinary.

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The use of Tin Can and Open Badges for learning - Mark Aberdour

Epic's Head of Learning Platforms Mark Aberdour presented 'The use of Tin Can and Open Badges for learning' to a packed seminar at Learning Technologies Summer Forum in June 2013.

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Chicago Summer of Learning's City-Wide Badging System | Carla Casilli and Sunny Lee | HASTAC

Chicago Summer of Learning's City-Wide Badging System | Carla Casilli and Sunny Lee | HASTAC | Digital Badges in Higher Education | Scoop.it

In 2013, the Mozilla Open Badges team worked with the city of Chicago Mayor's Office, the MacArthur Foundation and many other youth-serving organizations to launch an amazing and exciting learning campaign called the Chicago Summer of Learning (CSOL).

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Digital Badges for Professional Development (EDUCAUSE Review) | EDUCAUSE.edu

Digital Badges for Professional Development (EDUCAUSE Review) | EDUCAUSE.edu | Digital Badges in Higher Education | Scoop.it

Across the United States, higher education institutions and other organizations are experimenting with the use of digital badges to guide, motivate, document, and validate formal and informal learning. Badges are currently in use or in development at institutions such as MIT, Carnegie Mellon, the University of California–Davis, Purdue University, Seton Hall, and Yale University. Organizations outside of higher education interested in supporting learning are issuing badges too, including NASA, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the U.S. departments of Veterans Affairs and Education, the Young Adult Library Services Association, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, the Smithsonian, EDUCAUSE, and the movie studio Disney-Pixar.

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President Clinton Announces Commitment to Create New Pathways to College and Career Success Through Open Badges | HASTAC

President Clinton Announces Commitment to Create New Pathways to College and Career Success Through Open Badges | HASTAC | Digital Badges in Higher Education | Scoop.it

Speaking at the Clinton Global Initiative America (CGI America) meeting, an annual event of the Clinton Global Initiative that seeks innovative solutions for economic recovery, Clinton said three partners – the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, Mozilla, and HASTAC – have created the commitment to Open Badges. Outreach and technical assistance will be provided to help employers and universities across the country incorporate Open Badges in hiring, promotions, admissions, and credit over the next three years.

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Cath Ellis's curator insight, June 30, 2013 7:50 PM

Amazing

Mary Clark's curator insight, July 1, 2013 8:11 AM

Would this work in middle and high school?  I have so many students who would, at least initially, be motivated to work online to earn badges.  I foresee issues of authentication of work, but there is something worth exploring here.

Dixie Conner's comment, July 2, 2013 10:21 AM
Yes, this would definitely work in all levels of education. K-12 and adult.
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Blackboard Partners with Mozilla to Support Use of Digital Badges

Blackboard Partners with Mozilla to Support Use of Digital Badges | Digital Badges in Higher Education | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON, June 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Blackboard has partnered with Mozilla, an industry leader in promoting openness on the Internet, to support broader use of digital badges and credentials in education. With the partnership, students and faculty can use Open Badges to promote their achievements within Blackboard Learn™ courses and across the Web using Mozilla's Open Badges Infrastructure, the most widely used format and only open and shared technical standard for badging and credentialing.
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Online Badge Maker

Online Badge Maker | Digital Badges in Higher Education | Scoop.it
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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Open Badges101: How To Encourage Engagement (a webinar)

Open Badges Webinar Series
Mozilla Open Badges 101: How To Encourage Engagement
Click for the accompanying slides: http://www.slideshare.net/OpenBadges/...

Mozilla's Open Badges is a new system for credentialing and accreditation that makes it possible for learners everywhere to get recognition for lifelong learning of all kinds through digital badges, and then collect and share those badges across the Web for real results like jobs. But what does this mean for your organization? And how do you get started?

Join Mozilla's Marketing Lead, Megan Cole, for this one-hour webinar, in which she will walk you through the foundation of Open Badges! If you're new to Open Badges, or have a basic understanding but want to go deeper, this webinar is for you.

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

Open Badges: a visual, learner-centric approach to recognising achievement | Digital Badges in Higher Education | Scoop.it
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 Glo...

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Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, November 27, 2013 9:48 AM

Perfect idea to empower your students in the online world.

Dawn Wright's curator insight, November 27, 2013 2:35 PM

I don't know if this will replace paid credits, but it is a start toward a new paradiam

Paul Avila's curator insight, November 30, 2013 6:57 PM

This is an interesting idea to use in the classroom. It would motivate students to improve their skills to achieve these badges. I would suggest implementing these with some incentive system so that students pursue these badges instead of earning them passively as useless labels. These badges can be useful to track progress of historical thinking skills.

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So what are Open Badges? | Jisc

So what are Open Badges? | Jisc | Digital Badges in Higher Education | Scoop.it

Well, in its most basic form, an Open Badge is a digital reward which can be stored inside a student's ‘digital backpack'. The badges can be achieved by completing tasks and goals set by an issuer, such as a learning provider (awarding badges for achieving soft skills) or a website (for completing an online task), basically anyone who wants to keep a user motivated and interested. The issuer creates the criteria needed for the user to achieve the badge. This is embedded inside the badge in the form of metadata, along with who issued the badge, when it was issued and an expiry date if relevant.

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Going beyond a degree with digital badges, social media

Going beyond a degree with digital badges, social media | Digital Badges in Higher Education | Scoop.it
From making the dean’s list to taking a service-oriented spring break, students are awarded standardized digital badges denoting successes on campus.
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Badge system design: investigating assumptions

Badge system design: investigating assumptions | Digital Badges in Higher Education | Scoop.it

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Badges open many doors to many solutions, but those doorways need to be investigated and understood as having their own meanings as well. The only conclusion to be reached here other than understanding that badges are dynamic, vital things that can be interpreted in many very different ways, is that it is useful to understand the contexts in which we are creating, sharing, disseminating and conversing about badges.

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MOOC to explore digital badges’ role in online learning, professional credentials

MOOC to explore digital badges’ role in online learning, professional credentials | Digital Badges in Higher Education | Scoop.it

As educators and companies look for ways to denote learning outside of the traditional college credit, some are beginning to look toward digital badges as a serious contender.

The badges could be particularly helpful for providing credentials for students who take online classes or massive open online course (MOOCs).

The WICHE Cooperative for Education Technologies (WCET) has partnered with Sage Road Solutions LLC, Mozilla, and Blackboard, Inc. to explore the possibilities of digital badges through — what else? — a MOOC.

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Badges For Your Moodle | Gamification Badges for Moodle Learning Motivation!

Badges For Your Moodle | Gamification Badges for Moodle Learning Motivation! | Digital Badges in Higher Education | Scoop.it

MoodleBadges Free is a library of expertly designed gamification badges for use in your own learning management software. Better than digital chocolate, these badges represent awards, skills and achievements in a fun visual fashion!


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Cath Ellis's curator insight, June 29, 2013 4:14 PM

These are great badges, at least they wilmaking us ideas on making new ones

Maria Zappa Kasapidi's curator insight, July 1, 2013 10:30 PM

Τα Badges (μετάλλια ή διακρίσεις) είναι μια από τις νέες δυνατότητες της έκδοσης 2.5 και είναι συμβατά με τα Mozilla Open Badges.

Η χρήση τους περιγράφεται αναλυτικά (σε απλά Ελληνικά...) στην ενότητα "Βαθμοί & Μετάλλια" του μαθήματος "Moodle for Administrators and Course Creators" στο www.schoolessons.gr/school-corner

 

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Badges - New Currency for Professional Credentials (MOOC)

Badges - New Currency for Professional Credentials (MOOC) | Digital Badges in Higher Education | Scoop.it

WCET, The Mozilla Foundation, Blackboard, Inc., and Sage Road Solutions LLC seek to convene and moderate an international discussion on the role of badges as a new currency of exchange for high value, post-secondary credentials for the new workforce. Using a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) format for this highly collaborative discussion, we will explore the ecosystem for a new credential economy based on badges and surface aspects of what would be required to adopt such an approach

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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.

 

In 2011, as the University of California, Davis added a new major in sustainable agriculture and food systems, it sought to create a curriculum that would help students develop competencies for addressing the environmental, social, and economic challenges involving agriculture.

 

Because much of the work takes place outside the classroom, administrators wanted students to create their own portfolios where they could demonstrate all types of learning and activities. "This seemed to match well with digital badges," says Joanna Normoyle, internship coordinator and undergraduate adviser for UC-Davis' Agricultural Sustainability Institute (ASI). "We want to help students organize their thinking about their different learning experiences and tell their story. It seemed to us that badges could help take something that is highly abstract and concretize it."

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