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AUDIO | Exploring the Uses of Digital Badges

AUDIO | Exploring the Uses of Digital Badges | e-Assessment in Further and Higher Education | Scoop.it
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Interview with Daniel Hickey, Director of Learning Sciences at Indiana University, where he discusses his study on how Open Badges could be used to recognise, assess, motivate and evaluate learning, including the potential impact on peer learning.

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terrymc's curator insight, June 21, 2013 4:01 AM

'Badges' offer flexible routes to assemble evidence of experience which is naturally occuring in the workplace or elsewhere. Higher Education can utilise these in novel ways but initial resistance seems to stem from the 'badge' as a trivial item, thereby misunderstanding how it can capture and share experience. Once settled with a few worthy examples, I hope the potential can be exploited across disciplines - beyond the boundaries of the institution.

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Assessment on the Web: Part 2

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Part two of a three part exploration of assessment on the web covering new approaches to recognising competencies, contribution and learning within online communities.

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Will you check this scoop? Thank you so much. http://sco.lt/5okJ17 It's for my research project.
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Five Ways Digital Badges Can Influence Learning

Five Ways Digital Badges Can Influence Learning | e-Assessment in Further and Higher Education | Scoop.it

RT @kyledbowen: RT @EvoLLLution: @kyledbowen & Andrea Thomas at discuss 5 ways badges influence learning http://t.co/FH4AAwaHFf #edu13


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grainnehamilton's curator insight, October 21, 2013 11:41 AM

Useful summary of five areas where digital badges could add value. The article is by the Director of Informatics at Purdue University, which was one of the first higher education institutions to explore the potential of Mozilla's Open Badges.

gitbew's comment, October 24, 2013 2:20 AM
Good
Sue Hellman's resources6's curator insight, August 28, 10:34 AM

"Badges have the potential to help faculty think through lessons they want their students to learn, the ways in which students learn and the evidence that can be used to validate student success."


1. Provide evidence of achievements

2.  Motivate students to pursue deeper learning

3. Allow students and instructors to personalize learning paths

4. Act as open and shareable credentials

5. Recognize various types of learning for the versatile student

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LinkedIn’s Reid Hoffman on education: overhaul the degree, not just the instruction

LinkedIn’s Reid Hoffman on education: overhaul the degree, not just the instruction | e-Assessment in Further and Higher Education | Scoop.it
LinkedIn co-founder and investor Reid Hoffman wants upgrade the college diploma, but he’s not the only one thinking of new ways to approach credentialing.

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grainnehamilton's curator insight, September 18, 2013 5:59 AM

Article mentions Mozilla's Open Badges and work being progressed by start-ups like Degreed and Smarterer which could shake up how we accredit learning.

burlysand's comment, September 24, 2013 3:41 AM
Thats outstanding...
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Badges for Learning Research

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What is the current state of research on recognition and accreditation systems for informal and interest-driven learning? In the Badges for Learning Research Collection, we explore some of the opportunities provided by employing badges and other assessment systems in learning communities, some of the dangers, and consider the pressing research questions that need to be addressed.

 

Over the last year, a  wide-ranging public conversation about potential future applications of badges and the place of badges in our learning ecosystem has captured the attention of educators, technology makers, and researchers. How can current and past research inform these debates?

 

What are the most important questions we need to raise about the effective design and deployment of badge and reputation systems? What empirical and theoretical research supports and informs the design, development, and deployment of digital badges and badge systems across a diverse range of learning content, institutions, and approaches? 


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grainnehamilton's curator insight, August 1, 2013 4:53 AM

Collection of posts focusing on thinking and questions around Open Badges.

EsdeGroot's curator insight, August 1, 2013 11:15 AM

Need to look into this. Interesting!

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Better Futures for 2 Million Americans Through Open Badges | HASTAC, Mozilla, MacArthur Foundation | Clinton Global Initiative

Better Futures for 2 Million Americans Through Open Badges | HASTAC, Mozilla, MacArthur Foundation | Clinton Global Initiative | e-Assessment in Further and Higher Education | Scoop.it

President Bill Clinton today announced a Clinton Global Initiative Commitment to Action to massively expand access to a new method of academic and technical skills assessment known as Open Badges – online representations of earned knowledge and skills – to improve the futures of two million students and U.S. workers.

 

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 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.

- See more at: http://www.macfound.org/press/press-releases/better-futures-2-million-americans-through-open-badges/#sthash.Rdd6MsVl.dpuf


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Backing for Open Badges from the Clinton Global Initiative Commitment to Action and how they can be used for admissions and credit.

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grainnehamilton's curator insight, June 14, 2013 4:29 AM

Major backing for using Open Badges from the Clinton Global Initiative Commitment to Action.

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Answering your questions about Open Badges

Answering your questions about Open Badges | e-Assessment in Further and Higher Education | Scoop.it
Answers to some common questions about the OBI.

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Kenneth Doucet's curator insight, May 13, 2013 12:09 PM

This is a must-read!

grainnehamilton's curator insight, May 14, 2013 6:56 AM

Doug Belshaw provides a helpful breakdown and answers to the questions I am probably asked most in relation to Open Badges. 

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Badger Block brings Open and Custom Badges to a Moodle near you

Badger Block brings Open and Custom Badges to a Moodle near you | e-Assessment in Further and Higher Education | Scoop.it

A block to manage all your badges!

 

While this block hasn't yet been released, it is a great preview of what's to come when badges can be pulled directly into Moodle and displayed or can be customized by and displayed on a specific site.

 

Some great work here by Ian Checkland. Read his other posts somewhere else on this Scoopit


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Rob Watts's curator insight, April 21, 2013 8:12 AM

Gamifification in education, rewards for achievement and meeting goals great way to engage learners.

Jasmin Hodge's curator insight, April 22, 2013 5:19 PM

I hope I hear when it is released as it looks like something I would definately use and need in our new Moodle 2 release this summer along with our new badge proposals :)

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Oscelot > OpenBadges Building Block

Oscelot > OpenBadges Building Block | e-Assessment in Further and Higher Education | Scoop.it

Integrate OpenBadges in Blackboard Learn to allow faculty to display student badges from mozilla backpack, allow faculty create new badges in courses, allow students claim badges. A student photo roster will  accompany this project, so the facutly can preview not only the faces of students, but badges earned in other classes.  This will help faculty to get to know students prior to start of a class and to track their progress in the learning networks outside of the classroom.


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Kim Flintoff's curator insight, April 14, 2013 10:49 AM

Bb building block

grainnehamilton's curator insight, April 15, 2013 4:40 AM

Looks like Blackboard is joining the Open Badges party...

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Open Badges - A new Open Standard for recognition?

Open Badges - A new Open Standard for recognition? | e-Assessment in Further and Higher Education | Scoop.it
If you have ever been a boy scout or girl guide, you would have been awarded a badge to recognise your achievements in a skill, experience or deed. This would have been sewn proudly on your shirt o...
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Post from the Accidental Technologist considering uses of Open Badges, highlighting example of potential use in MOOCs and Higher Education.

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grainnehamilton's curator insight, April 11, 2013 9:43 AM

Post from the Accidental Technologist considering uses of Open Badges, highlighting example of potential use in MOOCs and Higher Education.

LLZ Uni Halle's curator insight, May 28, 2013 6:31 AM

In Zeiten von MOOC's wird es Zeit für Badges. Open Badges.

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Your Guide to Badging Events at DML 2013 | HASTAC


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Looking forward to hearing about the range of Open Badge systems that the DML competition winners have been developing.

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DML Competition's curator insight, March 13, 2013 5:56 PM

HASTAC and the Badges for Lifelong Learning Competition grantees are off to Chicago and looking forward to sharing their badge systems at DML 2013: Democratic Futures. Attending in person? Follow the badging conversations happening at DML 2013 including Thursday's Badges for Lifelong Learning panel and 21st Century Science Fair, Ignite Sessions, DML Tech Cafe Sessions, and the Make-to-Learn Symposium on Wednesday.

For those following along online, we'll be using #dmlbadges on Twitter and the dmbadges tag here on HASTAC. 

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Coursera’s Next Big MOOC Strategy: Headhunting Via “Signature Track” | WiredAcademic

Coursera’s Next Big MOOC Strategy: Headhunting Via “Signature Track” | WiredAcademic | e-Assessment in Further and Higher Education | Scoop.it
In case you missed it, Coursera announced its new Signature Track option for credentialing students (and making money for Coursera) and connecting them to future employers. It's future could be in: headhunting.

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Ideas on assessing and credentialising participation in MOOCs, linking top performing students with employers and potential revenue streams...

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Kim Flintoff's curator insight, January 16, 2013 7:12 AM

More evidence that latecomers to the MOOC party have probably missed  the boat. 

Peter Bryant's curator insight, January 16, 2013 8:36 AM

#metamooc discussions...spread the word about #metamooc

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Bloom's Taxonomy Resources

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A collection of resources to help teachers and future teachers understand and use Bloom's Taxonomy to improve teaching and learning

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#Openbadges at #MozFest, surfacing and rewarding contribution in an online community

#Openbadges at #MozFest, surfacing and rewarding contribution in an online community | e-Assessment in Further and Higher Education | Scoop.it

This weekend, I attended MozFest at Ravensbourne College in London. It was one of those intense event experiences, where you chat with inspiring people and have your mind stretched with new and exciting ideas.

 

We discussed areas where badges could add value and then developed the criteria for a specific badge idea. The group I was working with focused on rewarding contribution in an online community and we covered concepts like how to surface that contribution in large communities such as MOOCs or HASTAC, peer voting, data visualisation...

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Assessment on the Web: Part 1

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Part 1 of a report by Peer 2 Peer University (P2PU) into assessment on the web. It sets out some of the changes in the learning landscape, that assessment practices need to take account of. 

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SQA investigates opportunities with Mozilla's Open Badges - SQA

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grainnehamilton's curator insight, October 11, 2013 7:11 AM

Exciting stuff for Scotland and Open Badges contained in this press release from the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) and Mozilla. As far I'm aware, this statement of intent on Open Badges is a world first for a national awarding and qualifications authority.

 

The SQA are active members of the Open Badges in Scottish Education Group (OBSEG), which is made up of members from schools, colleges, universities, local and national government, educational agencies, regulatory bodies, professional associations, Open Badges projects, employer bodies and Mozilla. The SQA contributes to discussion with the wider sector on thinking around Open Badges through this group and as convener of the group, I'm personally delighted to see the SQA providing a public 'permission to innovate' for the education sector in Scotland.

terrymc's curator insight, October 21, 2013 7:08 AM

Pleased to see this being investigated further - looks a promising concept.

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A Presentation at MIT, by George Siemens

A Presentation at MIT, by George Siemens | e-Assessment in Further and Higher Education | Scoop.it
(UPDATE on 7/29/2013: This talk was recorded and is available as a huge .mp4 file here.) George Siemens, one of the originators of the connectivist MOOC model, was on the MIT campus for a talk last...

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grainnehamilton's curator insight, August 1, 2013 10:32 AM

Fascinating insight into the original thinking behind MOOCs, connectivist learning and 'meeting the knowledge needs of a complex era' by one of the originators of MOOCs and author of the Connectivism learning theory. Open Badges are mentioned in relation to accreditation in this complex era and for amplifying the value of it through micro-credentialling - targeting specific tasks rather than a broad knowledge system.

Joao Augusto Ramos e Silva's curator insight, August 11, 2013 10:47 PM

Apresentação do George Siemens ao MIT.

João Augusto

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AUDIO | Exploring the Uses of Digital Badges

AUDIO | Exploring the Uses of Digital Badges | e-Assessment in Further and Higher Education | Scoop.it
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Interview with Daniel Hickey, Director of Learning Sciences at Indiana University, where he discusses his study on how Open Badges could be used to recognise, assess, motivate and evaluate learning, including the potential impact on peer learning.

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terrymc's curator insight, June 21, 2013 4:01 AM

'Badges' offer flexible routes to assemble evidence of experience which is naturally occuring in the workplace or elsewhere. Higher Education can utilise these in novel ways but initial resistance seems to stem from the 'badge' as a trivial item, thereby misunderstanding how it can capture and share experience. Once settled with a few worthy examples, I hope the potential can be exploited across disciplines - beyond the boundaries of the institution.

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13.1. Open Badges — Mahara 1.7 user manual

13.1. Open Badges — Mahara 1.7 user manual | e-Assessment in Further and Higher Education | Scoop.it

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Jasmin Hodge's curator insight, June 4, 2013 5:55 AM

An excellent work around to display open badges in Mahara eportfolios, just until Mahara becomes a backpack :)

gideonwilliams's curator insight, June 8, 2013 12:43 PM

This is a great work around!

Sigi Jakob's curator insight, October 23, 2013 6:34 AM

worked fine for me!

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Badge pathways: part 2, the "quel"

Badge pathways: part 2, the "quel" | e-Assessment in Further and Higher Education | Scoop.it
          In the badge pathways paraquel post we discussed the importance of the whole system and how your badges can coalesce into something greater than its parts. But le...

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grainnehamilton's curator insight, May 14, 2013 6:50 AM

Thought provoking insights into the types of pathways badge earners might take, which I've been pondering in relation to how I group the badges I will be issuing in the future and how much I set out specific pathways. I tend to err towards a lightweight touch, leaving the control for moving through badge series I've created, to the earner but I can also see situations where I might suggest pathways through certain badges to lead towards a meta-badge - such as one for our Digital Practitioner badges, that could perhaps build up towards gaining an overarching Digital Practitioner badge...however, given that the digital practitioner will always be evolving, is it appropriate to have a badge that says you have cracked it at a given point in time? So perhaps just allowing a user to build up badges under the constantly evolving Digital Practitioner badge series, would be most appropriate... As ever Carla Casilli's blog posts provide lots to think about!

 

 

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Badges? Certificates? What counts as succeeding in MOOCs?

Badges? Certificates? What counts as succeeding in MOOCs? | e-Assessment in Further and Higher Education | Scoop.it

Success and how it is measured continues to be one of the "known unknowns" for MOOCs. Debate (hype) on success is heightened by the now recognised and recorded high drop out rates. If "only" 3,000 registered users complete a MOOC then it must be failing, mustn't it? If you don't get the certificate/badge/whatever then you have failed. Well in one sense that might be true - if you take completion to equate with success. For a movement that is supposed to be revolutionising the (HE) system, the initial metrics some of the big xMOOCs are measuring and being measured by are pretty traditional. Some of the best known success of recent years have been college "drop outs', so why not embrace that difference and the flexibility that MOOCs offer learners?

 

Well possibly because doing really new things and introducing new educational metrics is hard and even harder to sell to venture capitalists, who don't really understand what is "broken" with education. Even for those who supposedly do understand education e.g. governments find any change to educational metrics (and in particular assessments) really hard to implement. In the UK we have recent examples of this with Michael Gove's proposed changes to GSCEs and in Scotland the introduction of the Curriculum for Excellence has been a pretty fraught affair over the last five years.


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EsdeGroot's curator insight, April 24, 2013 3:38 PM

What equates with success, indeed. Useful to continue the discussion about this.

Cláudia Gomes's comment, June 16, 2013 2:02 PM
Reaching the combination of behavior models, like badges, with social approaches.
Ken Ronkowitz's comment, June 16, 2013 3:51 PM
Definitely need to rethink "lurkers" as perhaps being "auditors."
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Badge System Design Principles, Part 1: RFC

Badge System Design Principles, Part 1: RFC | e-Assessment in Further and Higher Education | Scoop.it
Badge system design paper released A quick post to direct you to a new paper that I've been writing about badge system design principles: Badge System Design Principles, Part 1. It's a publicly acc...
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grainnehamilton's curator insight, April 11, 2013 6:31 AM

Open Badges are deceptive. They may look small but the more you think about them, the more you realize the deep and wide implications of their use. Carla Casilli drills down in to some of the detail of considerations for badge system design and also explores the breadth of the reach of open badges in this currently working document. 

davidgibson's curator insight, April 11, 2013 7:39 PM

Follow Carla...

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Open Badges reaches v1.0!

Open Badges reaches v1.0! | e-Assessment in Further and Higher Education | Scoop.it
Exciting times with v1.0 of the OBI released today!
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Great summary of the key features of Open Badges. 

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Jasmin Hodge's curator insight, March 22, 2013 9:25 PM

@fvcollege we are issuing badges for wider achievement with learners e.g class rep work, participating in committees and volunteering etc.

 

i look forward to open badges being recognised as official evidence and recognised throughout the country.

 

i have heard them being referred to as just a 'brownie badge' and won't be worth anything outside of our organisation.... I dont agree :)

grainnehamilton's comment, March 28, 2013 8:48 AM
Sounds great Jasmin. Looking forward to hearing about them at the Jisc RSC Scotland Open Badges Design Day in April.
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Mobile Apps Make Student Assessment Easy and Interactive | Cool Tools - The Digital Shift

Mobile Apps Make Student Assessment Easy and Interactive | Cool Tools - The Digital Shift | e-Assessment in Further and Higher Education | Scoop.it
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Seems like a useful list of apps for mobile assessment and some examples of application. 

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grainnehamilton's comment, January 25, 2013 5:29 AM
Thanks for the suggestion Vicky.
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Developing the series, information and designs for the Jisc RSC Scotland #openbadges

Developing the series, information and designs for the Jisc RSC Scotland #openbadges | e-Assessment in Further and Higher Education | Scoop.it

"I started by considering the kinds of behaviours we wanted to promote. The key behaviours I identified were engagement, attainment, contribution and peer support...

 

I wanted to be able to create links across different series of badges, clustering for example, badges issued for peer support in a variety of different contexts... 

 

This process didn’t happen in a linear fashion, I went back and forth, refining, making new connections and finally ending up with the key indicators which will be consistent across all our badges. Once I had this information, I was able to develop graphical indicators that would represent each of the aspects in each badge..."

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grainnehamilton's curator insight, January 16, 2013 5:21 AM

This article provides an overview of the process I have through developing the information and designs for the Jisc RSC Scotland open badges series.

Jasmin Hodge's curator insight, February 27, 2013 3:35 PM

I share Grianne's enthusiasm for Open Badges and I see these being used initially in FVC for wider achievement with learners.

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Webmaker Badges Are Here: Deeper Dive

Webmaker Badges Are Here: Deeper Dive | e-Assessment in Further and Higher Education | Scoop.it

Useful post from Erin Knight detailing the background to open badges and some of the work being taken forward currently by Mozilla. 

 

"I wrote awhile back about our thinking around the Webmaker Badges. Well that thinking is now a reality, we launched the first set of Webmaker badges at MozFest.

There was a big Mozilla post and fanfare around the launch, so I’ll just let you read that for the high level details, but I wanted to go a level deeper and also highlight some key next steps."


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Thomas Salmon's curator insight, October 15, 2013 7:07 AM

The original Webmaker badeges I think !