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2014: Badges for Learning: a review of the formative role of badges in two open online courses

2014: Badges for Learning: a review of the formative role of badges in two open online courses | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

Simon Cross, Open University, UK

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.

The start time will be 07:00 UST/GMT (duration 1 hour approx). See your equivalent local time. http://timeanddate.com/s/2hw9

To join the session please RSVP via email to:
'rsvp at transformingassessment.com' 
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'rsvp 5 mar 2014 webinar'

You will receive an automated response with login instructions.

Please note all sessions are recorded and made public after the event.


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An Introduction to Open Badges

A brief introduction to open badges, answering the following questions: - What is a badge? - What is an open badge? - How do I get started? - Where can I fin...

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TutorForward's curator insight, November 30, 2013 1:31 AM

People love extrinsic rewards.

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Individual level tracking of "bite-sized" learning delivered via Pearltrees?

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E-Learning Certificate Program: Badges!

E-Learning Certificate Program: Badges! | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
In this issue...

1. Digital and Open Badges for Teaching and Training
2. Tech Tip: Top Sticky Note Apps for Student Collaboration 
3. You're the First to Find Out… 
    Dates for January, February and March 2014 Online Classes
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The Potential and Value of Using Digital Badges for Adult Learners | LINCS

The Potential and Value of Using Digital Badges for Adult Learners | LINCS | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

This report examines the nature, value, and potential impact of digital badges, an emerging electronic form of recognition of an individual’s knowledge and skills.


Author(s): 
Jonathan Finkelstein, Credly
Erin Knight, Mozilla Foundation
Susan Manning, University of Wisconsin
Author(s) Organizational Affiliation: 
American Institutes for Research
Published: 
2013


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It's great to see Susan Manning, one of the great teachers in our E-Learning and Online Teaching Graduate Certificate Program, publishing on Digital Badging.   Her class on Using Games for Learning and Assessment uses Credly as a reward structure so that you learn what badging is and how it works. 

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Credly - Customize Badges

Credly - Customize Badges | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Credly is the universal way to recognize, share and celebrate achievement in any setting. Give and earn credit, credentials, or digital badges that matter.

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Terrific Badge economy created by the folks at Learning Times, lots of free horsepower here!

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Mary Starry's curator insight, October 19, 2013 4:49 PM

I'm using this website to create badges for students who complete all the requirements for lab competencies, such as Communication Skills, Presentation Basics, Certified Immunizer, etc.  They can then share their badges on LinkedIn or Facebook or other social sites.

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Online Community Motivation and Rewards Systems - Give Credit Where Credit is Due

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Online Community Feedback, Motivation and Rewards Systems
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ClassBadges

ClassBadges | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

ClassBadges is a free online tool where teachers can award badges to students for accomplishments or academic mastery. Through your teacher account, you can award badges customized for your classroom or school. Badges can easily be aligned to academic goals or associated with existing school awards.

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As a former classroom teacher with 25 years of experience in elementary and middle school, I would jump on a system like this that provides a form of validation that is more meaningful than a report card grade.  

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Kim Flintoff's curator insight, November 4, 7:06 PM
Preservice teachers might find this useful...
Michèle Drechsler's curator insight, November 4, 11:19 PM

Présentation d'un outil pour générer des badges.( pédagogie de la réussite, visualisation des réussites)

Armando's curator insight, November 5, 5:35 AM

ClassBadges is a free online tool where teachers can award badges to students for accomplishments or academic mastery. Through your teacher account, you can award badges customized for your classroom or school. Badges can easily be aligned to academic goals or associated with existing school awards.

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Badges for Lifelong Learning: An Open Conversation

Badges for Lifelong Learning: An Open Conversation | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

"Badges for Lifelong Learning: An Open Conversation," HASTAC consortium (hastac.org)

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This 5 minute video introduces and explains the main concepts of Badging and how it could be used as a non-traditional verification of skills.  Good thininking! 

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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 | E-Learning and Online Teaching | 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 10:50 PM

Amazing

Mary Clark's curator insight, July 1, 2013 11:11 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 1:21 PM
Yes, this would definitely work in all levels of education. K-12 and adult.
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Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Badging in the Classroom--Our Definitive Guide -- THE Journal

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Badging in the Classroom--Our Definitive Guide -- THE Journal | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
With new programs and standards emerging, digital badges are helping students prove what they've learned in--and outside--school.


March was a big month in the world of digital badging. The MacArthur Foundation showcased winners of its Badges for Lifelong Learning competition at the Digital Media and Learning Conference in Chicago--one year after awarding those winners $2 million worth of development grants. The city of Chicago itself announced that badging would be a key component of its Summer of Learning program, which is being called the largest citywide learning campaign in the country. And after 18 months of development and testing, the Mozilla Foundation, maker of the Firefox web browser, unveiled version 1.0 of its Open Badges Infrastructure (OBI) specification.


Read more at http://thejournal.com/articles/2013/05/30/copy-of-everything-you-ever-wanted-to-know-about-badging-in-the-classroom-our-definitive-guide.aspx?=THEELR#2KAXryDC6UolslAY.99

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The Teacher's Guide To Using Badges In Your Classroom

The Teacher's Guide To Using Badges In Your Classroom | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Boy Scouts do it. Video games do it. Sometimes grades aren't enough. What's a teacher to do? Check out this handy guide to using badges in your classroom!

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Gust MEES's curator insight, May 11, 2013 5:54 PM

 

Clever used they will help learners to achieve higher tasks...

 

raquel hernandez vallejos's curator insight, May 12, 2013 3:48 PM

En este artículo podemos ver cómo conseguir ciertos objetivos con nuestros estudiantes, premiándolos digitalmente.

raquel hernandez vallejos's curator insight, May 12, 2013 3:50 PM

Interesante como motivación para nuestros alumnos a través de premios digitales.

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Openbadges - MoodleDocs

Openbadges - MoodleDocs | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

Moodle's Open Badges plugin. Still in alpha and planned for a Moodle 2.5 release (I think).

 

Have managed to have a play with it on a friends install and it is AWESOME.

 

See the other Scoopit entry for details on the documentation.


Via gideonwilliams, Let's Learn IT
Dennis T OConnor's insight:

Badges provide an alteranate way to demonstrate your skills.  Badges can be far more specific and desriptive than grades or tanscripts.  At the moment, they won't replace traditional credentials like diplomas and cirtificates. However badges can elaborate on your skllls and are much easier to present as artifacts of learning on an e-portfolio.  It's exciting to see Moodle doing  work in this area.


For an easy to use badge system that is ready to go (and compatible with Mozilla) consider Credly.com.

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Tim Hopper's curator insight, April 14, 2013 10:45 AM

Badges on Moodle, ok gamifying courses here wme come.

Johannes Maurek's curator insight, April 16, 2013 2:59 AM

Badgets as a new form of competence-improvement. Also availble in Moodle soon. Very interesting topic!

Monica Goddard's comment, April 22, 2013 5:36 PM
I am finishing a class Games In Learning and Assessment through UW-Stout. The class was a game, the player had to earn both quest and reward badges. It was created in Badgestack. Very cool way to learn.
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Lisa Nielsen: The Innovative Educator: 6 Reasons to Incorporate “Smithsonian Quests” Into Your Classroom

Lisa Nielsen: The Innovative Educator: 6 Reasons to Incorporate “Smithsonian Quests” Into Your Classroom | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

By Ahley Naranjo

 

"For some time now, the education community has discussed and explored how to get out of the standardized-testing rut and make learning enjoyable again. Online games and challenges, real-world work, and point systems have been a few of the ideas kicked around by educators and tech-enthusiasts alike. Earlier this school year, a New York Times article highlighted the benefits of using digital badges to enable students, including those writing their college-admission essays, to demonstrate their knowledge and skills.

"A new online program from the Smithsonian called Smithsonian Quests gives K-12 students the opportunity to earn digital badges just by learning more about topics that already interest them. Educators at the Smithsonian have considered all of the points on teachers’ instructional checklists while offering a fun learning experience for students. See if the program corresponds to your own checklist:"


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LundTechIntegration's curator insight, March 28, 2013 10:16 AM

Great way to incorporate real world learning into the classroom and give students a choice about their learning.

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Using Moodle: Open Badges and Moodle

Using Moodle: Open Badges and Moodle | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

"Hi, I'm very pleased to announce that Totara Learning Solutions (the distributors of the corporate distro of Moodle called TotaraLMS) will be developing an Open Badges solution for Moodle and Mahara."


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Anthony Beal's curator insight, February 10, 2013 10:38 AM

Thanks to @ScottHibberson for pointing this out to me, could be a lot of potential for badges recording achievement in Moodle

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Higher education technology predictions for 2014 | Mark Smithers

Higher education technology predictions for 2014 | Mark Smithers | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
TL;DR In summary, we’ll have another contentious year. We’ll see big growth in higher education services from outside of the university sector, a con
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What does an expert see coming for the new year?

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

Open Badges: a visual, learner-centric approach to recognising achievement | E-Learning and Online Teaching | 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 12:48 PM

Perfect idea to empower your students in the online world.

Dawn Wright's curator insight, November 27, 2013 5:35 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 9:57 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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Using Digital Badges for Adult Learners

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John Bostock's curator insight, October 30, 2013 4:22 PM

New report examining the use of digital badges for adult learners

Gerardo Varela's curator insight, November 4, 2013 12:51 AM

Artículo del uso de insignas o Badges en educación superior

JM Gonzalez-Barahona's curator insight, November 4, 2013 7:36 PM

Badges are becoming more and more usual in certain learning communities, specially those in non-academic environments. But this system for recognition is extending to many other realms. This report explores how and when to introduce them in a very specific area: adult learners.

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Everything you ever wanted to know about badging in the classroom.

Everything you ever wanted to know about badging in the classroom. | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
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vgpascal's curator insight, October 17, 2013 11:08 AM

Ce document aborde la question de la définition et de la reconnaissance des badges et d'un standard ouvert à partager pour rendre interopérable les badges dans un "framework de repositories".

Dr Weimar's curator insight, October 24, 2013 3:04 PM

Discusses MacArthur Foundation competition, Mozilla Open Badges Initiative, standardizing of badges, and other information related to digital badging.

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What is an open badging system and how to implement it

ContentWhat are Open-BadgesUnderstanding Open Badges SystemHow to Implement an Open Badge SystemBackpack OptionsImplementation TeamOut of the box solution369121

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terrymc's curator insight, October 10, 2013 7:12 AM

I think there is value in a system that captures skills development evidence on a lifelong basis that many providers could work with. Just because the term 'Badges' is used should not allow it to be trivialised. It could fill a valuable gap that enables employers to find graduates who can meet their immediate and long-term needs. I am following this to see how it works out in practice.

 

Dr. David Gentile's curator insight, October 15, 2013 11:40 AM

How might education change if Open-Badges become as valuable as a College or University Degree? What about High School? the future of education is moving towards greater individualization while the "Education Systems" move to greater standardization and making the experience the same for all learners. Doesn't this create a conflict?

Dr Weimar's curator insight, October 24, 2013 3:48 PM

Slideshare presentation that provides how-to information.

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VIF pioneers digital badging system for global educators

VIF pioneers digital badging system for global educators | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Global Gateway, a VIF program hosted in our new online learning center, will soon feature digital badging for teachers around the globe.

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Will badges ever become as important as transcripts?  Much depends on how an employer judges the value of a badge.

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iEARN-USA's curator insight, September 10, 2013 5:30 PM

Great news from VIF!

Jordi's curator insight, September 11, 2013 6:41 PM

this looks cool

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The past tense of open badges

The past tense of open badges | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Some commentators are heralding open badges as the nemesis of the college degree. I don't quite see it that way. It is true they are uneasy bedfellows. As Mark Smithers observes... "It's interestin...

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

Badges For Your Moodle | Gamification Badges for Moodle Learning Motivation! | E-Learning and Online Teaching | 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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Carlos Fosca's curator insight, June 28, 2013 5:13 PM

Este es una estrategia de motivación que debe ser usada por quienes desarrollan plataformas LMS usando Moodle.

Selin Carrasco's curator insight, June 29, 2013 11:36 AM

Gamification?   mmmmm as said Homero Simpson

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Open badges for learning: a new way to recognise skills and achievements

A presentation at the annual conference of the Chartered Institute of Librarians and Information Professionals in Scotland, 4th June 2013.

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Dennis T OConnor's insight:

I've been curious about Badging for sometime. I have a CREDLY account and am itching to use it in my classes.  My question: Are badges of any motivational power for traditional Grad students enrolled in a for credit course? 

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Ruth Bass's curator insight, June 6, 2013 1:11 PM

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Matt Gleeson's curator insight, June 10, 2013 11:39 PM

I see some great potential in the OpenBadges concept, the next 12 to 24 months should be quite interesting in terms of how people/organisations implement and how widely it becomes utilised.

Pauline Farrell's curator insight, June 11, 2013 9:02 AM

worth keeping an eye on

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Open Badges session at BBC North

Slides from a two-hour session at BBC North, 10 May 2013.

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Solid background on badges.

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Jonas Kuhn's curator insight, May 20, 2013 5:02 PM

Good idea if it's secure. Might replace traditional Universities for people that are used to learning online.

Ruth Bass's curator insight, May 27, 2013 10:23 AM

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Paul West's curator insight, August 24, 2013 3:48 PM

Interesting possibilities . . . 

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I Don't Get Digital Badges

I Don't Get Digital Badges | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Digital badges appear to becoming the next, "new" thing in education. What follows is a description of digital badges as described by Digital Media and Learning: A digital badge is an online record...
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The death of degrees? 9 alternative credentialing approaches

Badges, certificates and new methods for translating skills to credits are challenging traditional views of college degrees.
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David Bramley's curator insight, February 26, 2013 4:53 PM

I don't think we are going to see the death of the degree, but credentialing could work for professional bodies looking for alternative routes to membership or recognising continuing professional development.