Into the Driver's Seat
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Into the Driver's Seat
Building the independence of learners through thoughtful uses of technology
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The Teacher's Guide To Badges In Education | Edudemic

The Teacher's Guide To Badges In Education | Edudemic | Into the Driver's Seat |
Unfortunately, some students are not motivated by grades. Yes, this includes your brightest kids. Some kids could get an A on any test you give them, so they do not see the need for homework. Why do an hour of work every night when they know they are going to get an A on the test? Now you have a student who gets Fs on all his homework and As on all his tests. It turns into a C average, and he doesn’t care. How do you motivate him to do more or do better? The old-fashioned way – you give him a badge.

Via Dennis T OConnor, David Smart
Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, February 17, 2015 2:02 PM

Badges are useful tools.  Generate engagement. Visualize assessment. Tools for coaching and encouragement.

deniseroberts's curator insight, February 20, 2015 9:14 AM

Great article if you are considering "gamifying" your instruction whether it's virtual or face-to-face.

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The Social Psychology of Badges

The Social Psychology of Badges | Into the Driver's Seat |

For “Badges in Social Media: A Social Psychological Perspective” social psychologist/research scientist Judd Antin and Principal Research Scientist, Elizabeth Churchill collaborated to summarize what badges are in specific terms, and how they work in what they call the “5 Primary Functions for Achievements”. These include Goal Setting, Instruction, Reputation, Status/Affirmation and Group identification. They make mention that while badges strongly influence some users, some others are indifferent and in some cases even demotivated by the implementation of badges. The paper ends by concluding that more research needs to be done in different contexts to explore the circumstances in which badges are the most effective.

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