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A collection of resources, helpguides and videos in my role as Director of e-learning at Perins School. Some thoughts can be found on twitter at www.twitter.com/moodle2mahara
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Professional ePortfolio: Don Presant - Savvyfolio.net

Professional ePortfolio: Don Presant - Savvyfolio.net | Moodle and Mahara | Scoop.it

Want to see an amazing Mahara page used by a professional? Look no further than Don's page. Amazing design and one I show our students who sometimes think that mahara has no future beyond school lessons.

 

Notice the badges plugin which links his mozilla backpack to the site

 

Wonder what theme this is?

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JESS KLEIN: BadgeKit: An Invitation to Innovation

JESS KLEIN: BadgeKit: An Invitation to Innovation | Moodle and Mahara | Scoop.it
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Discussion on Mozilla's Badge Kit ideas. What I do like is the list of 8 doing verbs associated with badging (and innovation):

 

 

Design badges: Enable organizations (or individuals) to visually design their badgesDefine badges: Enable organizations (or individuals) to define the information behind the badge according to the open badges standard, i.e. metadata specificationAssess badges: Enable organizations to define rubrics for assessment and assess the badges accordinglyIssue badges: Enable organizations (or individuals) to issue their badges once the criteria is metCollect and manage badges: Enable learners to see all the badges they have earned in one place, organize and manage themShare badges: Enable learners to share their earned badges easily across the webDiscover badges: Enable learners, issuers (and down the road employers) to discover new badges and badge owners

 

Taken from: http://bananigans.tumblr.com/post/64678362239/badgekit-is-coming ;

 

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Frederic Nevers - Increase student engagement using conditional activities and badges - iMoot 2013

iMoot 2013 session recording.
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Frederic puts together all his ideas from other blogs into this one presentation on creating a conditional activity led course.

 

Sadly the sound quality is awful but the picture explain lots and there are links to aspects of his work on other scoops below.

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Gamification - What is it and What it is in Moodle

The ever busy Gavin Henrick presents his ideas on gamification and Moodle. The really interesting (and practical ideas) stuff comes from about slide 30 when he mentions badges and Moodle and conditional activities.

 

Good to see mention made of the very useful Progress Bar which can be downloaded here - https://moodle.org/plugins/view.php?plugin=block_progress 

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Open Badges

Open Badges | Moodle and Mahara | Scoop.it

Good discourse through Moodle badges showing progres being made on this feature. Links to Mozilla as repository but no mention of Mahara :O(

 

Great to see different contributions from other locations although all mainly colleges.

 

Interesting to read about the complaints for badges (slide 12) and the idea that badges are showcasing skills in the same way CVs do (slides 15-17).

 

Really interesting to see developing use of badges to assess staff skills (slides 28-36)!

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Badges for Your Moodle

Badges for Your Moodle | Moodle and Mahara | Scoop.it
The folks over at Moodle have launched a platform for 100 badges released by http://LearnBrite.com for Moodlers everywhere to use for free:
“ We have put up 100 badges as a free resource for all...
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Good range of badges to use and to influence your own designs

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Delis Than's curator insight, July 21, 2013 10:28 AM

add your insight...

 

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13.1. Open Badges — Mahara 1.7 user manual

13.1. Open Badges — Mahara 1.7 user manual | Moodle and Mahara | Scoop.it

Via Jasmin Hodge
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This is a great work around!

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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 :)

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

worked fine for me!

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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 | Moodle and Mahara | 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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Gamify your Moodle courses in under 20 minutes

It is possible to gamify any Moodle 2 course using out-of-the-box Moodle features. Watch this video to learn how to gamify your Moodle courses in under 20 mi...
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Previously I have scooped Fred's entire blog but he has now responded to peer pressure :O) and created a fabulous 20minute video on how to "gameify" your course.

 

Brilliant work. Clear, concise and incredibly effective. A must for any designer

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Helena Afonso Dos Santos's comment, April 17, 2013 8:08 AM
Yes... there's a course free at https://www.coursera.org//course/gamification
Luís Filipe Barata's curator insight, May 15, 2013 9:20 AM

Já gostava do moodle... mas as atividades adaptativas estão quase disponíveis com o moodle!

Um agradável descoberta!

Goly Rabbanim's curator insight, June 21, 2013 12:57 AM

סרטון ממצה ובהיר כיצד להפיח חיים בקורס עם גרסאת מודל 2 ומעלה.

 

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Gamifying a Moodle course. What difference does it make? Week 2

Gamifying a Moodle course. What difference does it make? Week 2 | Moodle and Mahara | Scoop.it
Week 2 of my ‘gamified vs. non-gamified‘ Moodle course and school has been closed since Wednesday 27th March due to the Easter break. Since there hasn’t been much activity on ...
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Fred explains in clear and consise detail the features he used when developing this course.

 

Some super nuggets here including the vocabulary treasure hunt using orphaned activities.

 

If you enjoyed reading this then you MUST read - http://www.iteachwithmoodle.com/2013/01/20/increase-student-engagement-with-moodle-conditional-activities/ which is one of the best reads about actual use of conditional activities in schools (that I have found)

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Making an OpenBadge in Moodle: Part 6

Making an OpenBadge in Moodle: Part 6 | Moodle and Mahara | Scoop.it

With the help of Totara's free Moodle installation and the wonderful Karl Goddard, I set about making an openbadge in Moodle that could be earned by a student, issued by Moodle and displayed and saved in a Mozilla backpack.

 

Here is the last of 6 videos - How I really earned my badge

 

Karl comes to the rescue!

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Jasmin Hodge's curator insight, April 2, 2013 7:24 PM

This is a great resource for the masses who have 'Badge Fever'!

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Making an OpenBadge in Moodle: Part 4

Making an OpenBadge in Moodle: Part 4 | Moodle and Mahara | Scoop.it

With the help of Totara's free Moodle installation and the wonderful Karl Goddard, I set about making an openbadge in Moodle that could be earned by a student, issued by Moodle and displayed and saved in a Mozilla backpack.

 

Here is the fourth of 6 videos - Making my Mozilla backpack account to store and display the badges externally from Moodle

 

Home stretch... or so I thought!

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Making an OpenBadge in Moodle: Part 2

Making an OpenBadge in Moodle: Part 2 | Moodle and Mahara | Scoop.it

With the help of Totara's free Moodle installation and the wonderful Karl Goddard, I set about making an openbadge in Moodle that could be earned by a student, issued by Moodle and displayed and saved in a Mozilla backpack.

 

Here is the second of 6 videos - using Conditional activities so the badge had to be earned by acheiving a certain score.

 

 

Blundering along...

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A Principal's Reflections: Integration of Digital Badges to Acknowledge Professional Learning

A Principal's Reflections: Integration of Digital Badges to Acknowledge Professional Learning | Moodle and Mahara | Scoop.it

This is an awesome post about the use of badges for CPD. Inspires me and makes me very jealous in equal measures!

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gideonwilliams's curator insight, November 24, 2013 8:26 AM

Would love to hear about UK schools using badges as part of CPD. Was told that @stuartridout was considering this in his school.

 

Surely the lifting and handling badge is only around the corner (or on the shelf)? 

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Open Badges lessons from October (BlogPost)

Open Badges lessons from October (BlogPost) | Moodle and Mahara | Scoop.it

Important post and update on OpenBadges from Lucy Atkins with lots of excellent links and pictures taken from a recent MozFest event on OpenBadges

 

The Leicester Open Badges Interest Group looks a positive way forward

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Julian Ridden - There is no such thing as eLearning - iMoot 2013

Another Julian Ridden masterclass from iMoot 2013.

 

Draws on some features from gamification link below and explores similar themes about engagment and interaction when creating Moodle courses and elearning resources

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Badge Design Canvas | DigitalMe

Badge Design Canvas | DigitalMe | Moodle and Mahara | Scoop.it

Over the past 12 months DigitalMe have been creating Open Badges with the support of Mozilla, MacArthur Foundation and the Digital Media and Learning Competition.

 

They have  condensed all their badge design experience into a simple canvas which will guide you through the process of creating your own open badge.

 

The link to this is: http://newsletter.digitalme.co.uk/DigitalMe/BadgeCanvas.pdf with a worked example (as well as other things) here: http://www.slideshare.net/timriches96/digitalme-badge-design-canvas-workshop-slides

 

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Makebadges - the badge design tool for schools - by Makewaves

A free tool for designing badges, avatars and banners for schools. Provided by Makewaves the safe social learning platform for education
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Brilliantly simple site for making badges. I take the basic design and then do some simple editing in Fireworks to make them more relevant to our school.

 

Here are some examples: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/7336564/badges2.png

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BOLT Open Badge Showcase

BOLT Open Badge Showcase | Moodle and Mahara | Scoop.it
BOLT Open Badges
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Great introduction to badge use at Higher Education and designs

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Moodle Developer Meeting April 2013

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Developers meeting to discuss Moodle 2.5

 

Some great features discussed here and always nice to have them explained and shown rather than just reading about it.

 

Moodle badges discussed at 13:30mins by Simon Coggins.

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I Don't Get Digital Badges

I Don't Get Digital Badges | Moodle and Mahara | 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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Its good to read different opinions about badges and this post I think presents a balanced argument and discussion about the pitfalls and traps that we could fall into. Some important and salutory lessons to heed.

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Increase student engagement with Moodle conditional activities & badges

Increase student engagement with Moodle conditional activities & badges | Moodle and Mahara | Scoop.it
What are conditional activities? Since the introduction of Moodle 2, it has been possible for users to track which activities/resources they have completed. This means that resources/activities are ‘aware’ ...
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This is a MUST read for anyone interested in this rarely used and little understood feature. A teacher actually using this in his course to teach Year 7/8 students.

 

Full of great tips and features that show Moodle at its best (when in the hand of a highly innovative and imaginative operator!)

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grainnehamilton's curator insight, April 11, 2013 6:19 AM

Ideas and advice on how to automatically issue digital badges in Moodle. Currently, they are not Open Badges but it looks like the plan is to move across to them. Developments for issuing Open Badges from Moodle to Mahara are well underway.

gideonwilliams's comment, April 11, 2013 6:28 AM
Grainne - can you DM me with your email address - I can set you up with an account on the test server to try out badges if you want?
grainnehamilton's comment, April 11, 2013 6:54 AM
Hi Gideon, thanks for the offer. So far I've created Open Badges using WPBadger but not Moodle so it would be interesting to have a look. Thanks!
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OpenBadges in Moodle: The Alternative Ending Part 5

OpenBadges in Moodle: The Alternative Ending Part 5 | Moodle and Mahara | Scoop.it

After all the problems I had, Yuliya and Totara made me my own student account so I could demonstrate how to export to the Mozilla Backpack.

 

Here is the new video which also shows you how to import badges gained from other sites back into Moodle.

 

Bit of a ramble but we get there in the end!

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Making an OpenBadge in Moodle: Part 5

Making an OpenBadge in Moodle: Part 5 | Moodle and Mahara | Scoop.it

With the help of Totara's free Moodle installation and the wonderful Karl Goddard, I set about making an openbadge in Moodle that could be earned by a student, issued by Moodle and displayed and saved in a Mozilla backpack.

 

Here is the fifth of 6 videos - Connecting the student account to my Mozilla backpack

 

Problems here..... very naive!

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Coming soon - Part 5 the Alternative ending as I now have a bespoke student account set up - watch this space...
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Making an OpenBadge in Moodle: Part 3

Making an OpenBadge in Moodle: Part 3 | Moodle and Mahara | Scoop.it

With the help of Totara's free Moodle installation and the wonderful Karl Goddard, I set about making an openbadge in Moodle that could be earned by a student, issued by Moodle and displayed and saved in a Mozilla backpack.

 

Here is the third of 6 videos - The quiz now done - I tackle the Badge block

 

Unchartered territory

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