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Badges for Your Moodle

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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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gideonwilliams's curator insight, July 18, 2013 3:15 AM

Good range of badges to use and to influence your own designs

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

add your insight...

 

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Oscelot > OpenBadges Building Block

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

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

Bb building block

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Open Badges Lexicon: Earners and Issuers

We've leapt into Badge System Design in some earlier posts (1, 2, 3) and we'll be returning to it shortly, In the interim, I'd like to step back to consider a small number of basic Open Badges tene...
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Post on some of the terminology around Open Badges.

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Badge System Design: standardization, formalization & uniqueness

This post continues the conversation about Open Badges, the Open Badge Infrastructure and badge system design. It's one post in a series of thoughts-in-process that will culminate in a white paper ...
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2nd badge system design post by Carla Casilli, April 2012

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Open Badges - A new Open Standard for recognition?

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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 11:44 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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Using Open Badges to motivate participation and reward contribution in an online professional community – CompEdNet : JISC RSC-Scotland Showcase

Using Open Badges to motivate participation and reward contribution in an online professional community – CompEdNet : JISC RSC-Scotland Showcase | Open Badges | Scoop.it
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A case study with Charlie Love, who runs a professional learning network for Computer Science educators in Scotland. He has been developing a way to automatically issue Open Badges in Wordpress by integrating the BuddyPress Achievement plug-in and WPBadger.

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Open Badges elevator pitch (v0.1 alpha)

An elevator pitch about Mozilla's Open Badges. Ask me questions! :-) http://openbadges.org
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Quick overview of what Open Badges are by the Mozilla Badges and Skills Lead.

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Open Badges reaches v1.0!

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Exciting times with v1.0 of the OBI released today!
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grainnehamilton's curator insight, March 14, 2013 4:33 PM

Great summary of the key features of Open Badges. 

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 :)

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Sounds great Jasmin. Looking forward to hearing about them at the Jisc RSC Scotland Open Badges Design Day in April.
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Open Badges | Jisc RSC Scotland e-Assessment | Open Badges, MOOCs and Recognising Lifelong Learning

Open Badges | Jisc RSC Scotland e-Assessment | Open Badges, MOOCs and Recognising Lifelong Learning | Open Badges | Scoop.it
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A post written in January 2012, where I am musing on some of the potential applications, as I see them, for Open Badges.

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Open Badges | Jisc RSC Scotland e-Assessment | Why I would like to use Open Badges for Assessment

Open Badges | Jisc RSC Scotland e-Assessment | Why I would like to use Open Badges for Assessment | Open Badges | Scoop.it
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The concept of Open Badges immediately struck a chord with me because I could see where they would have been of benefit to me during a particular period of learning and a change in career. This is a post from early 2012, when I was just beginning to explore the concept of Open Badges.

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

#Openbadges at #MozFest, surfacing and rewarding contribution in an online community | Open Badges | 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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Story of the RSCtv webinar on skills accreditation with open badges | JISC RSC Scotland e-Assessment

I recently hosted a webinar with Tim Riches, CEO of DigitalMe on the open badging system they are developing for their project based learning programme Supporter2Reporter. It was a fascinating session exploring behavioural design and developing habits of learning.

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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 | Open Badges | 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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Badge System Design: beyond a binary approval system

For those who labor long and hard to craft good and just standards, as well as those who have suffered from their absence. On the one hand, the fight against the tyranny of structurelessness. On th...
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Badge System Design: learning from Caine

Badge System Design: learning from Caine | Open Badges | Scoop.it
Before we return to our regularly scheduled program tracking the protean components of badge system design, just a quick post about the simple beauty and unexpected delight found in a child's appro...
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3rd badge system design post by Carla Casilli April 2013 (featuring the fantastic example of Caine's Arcade ;) )

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Open Badges & Badge System Design

Over the last few months I've been doing a lot of thinking about Open Badges and badge system design. During that time I've found myself weighing the idea of the Open Badges Infrastructure against ...
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1st badge system design post by Carla Casilli in April 2012

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Badge System Design Principles, Part 1: RFC

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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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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. 

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

Follow Carla...

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Open Badges Elevator Pitch v0.2

Another attempt to explain Open Badges (http://openbadges.org) quickly whilst retaining some nuance. Things I missed out: - Badge backpacks - Details about t...
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Increase student engagement with Moodle conditional activities & badges

Increase student engagement with Moodle conditional activities & badges | Open Badges | 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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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.

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gideonwilliams's curator insight, April 4, 2013 2:56 PM

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!)

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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Open Badges | Jisc RSC Scotland e-Assessment | #OpenBadges: challenges and opportunities for assessment

Open Badges | Jisc RSC Scotland e-Assessment | #OpenBadges: challenges and opportunities for assessment | Open Badges | Scoop.it
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As I have a focus on assessment, in this post from January 2012 I explore some of the ways in which I think Open Badges could impact assessment practices.

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Open Badges | Jisc RSC Scotland e-Assessment | What are Open Badges?

Open Badges | Jisc RSC Scotland e-Assessment | What are Open Badges? | Open Badges | Scoop.it
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Another early blog post on Open Badges, where I'm beginning to look at the concept and some of the key features.

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Digital Badges Threaten Colleges' Monopoly on Credentials - US News and World Report

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Interesting article on the potential game-changing impact of badges...

 

"If digital badges gain employers' respect, colleges and universities will face significant competition, writes Kevin Carey, policy director of Education Sector. "Traditional colleges and universities use their present monopoly on the credentialing franchise to extract increasingly large sums of money from students," writes Carey. That will change—if badges prove their validity as credentials."


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Webmaker Badges Are Here: Deeper Dive

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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 !

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Webmaker badges are GO! | Doug Belshaw's blog

Webmaker badges are GO! | Doug Belshaw's blog | Open Badges | Scoop.it

I’m absolutely delighted that this weekend that we at Mozilla have launched the first iteration of Webmaker badges. You can get started earning them right now by going to thimble.webmaker.org. More here: https://blog.mozilla.org/blog/2012/11/10/webmaker-badges/

Webmaker badges, in part, are based upon the work I’m doing around Web Literacies...


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Thomas Salmon's curator insight, October 15, 2013 7:23 AM

The original webmaker badges and early version of web-literacy standard