Teaching & Learning in the Digital Age
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An exploration of pitfalls & possibilities-- mostly possibilities
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Andrea Zellner » Pretty Sure Badges Aren’t the Answer to Our Motivation Problem

"As I’ve outlined in this space before, I am somewhat of a badge skeptic. At first it was a general uneasiness, then I started thinking about motivational theory and what it might predict about the use of badges as they’ve been operationalized in various ways by the Khan Academy, among others. As I started thinking through motivational issues, I kept bumping up to the fact that both research and theory suggested that on the whole, there is a very real risk to intrinsic motivation when badges are used in learning."

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In the 21st Century, How Do You Show What You Know? | NEWS.GNOM.ES

New Competition to Develop Digital Badges Prompts Conversation About How to Assess, Demonstrate Skills Acquired Across the Lifespan WASHINGTON , Sept. 15, 2011 /NEWS.GNOM.ES/ -- Learning happens everywhere and at every age.
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Unpacking Badges for Lifelong Learning | HASTAC

Unpacking Badges for Lifelong Learning | HASTAC | Teaching & Learning in the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Badges are complex. Nothing functions quite the way they do, and at the same time, badges function like a lot of other things. They're versatile, which makes them interesting. And probably powerful.

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