Graeme Boxwell at Newcastle University sent out a questionnaire to various education institutions asks 3 simple questions concerning their use of Open Badges. With the results now in, here is his blogpost and analysis of the 63 replies.
Further developments and explanations of an article further down the page. This has great potential and could also work really effectively if you are looking at a generic skills program for students too. The link to their website is on a separate post
Even without the commentary and notes this is a thoroughly engaging read through the development and future steps of open badges. Mentions in detail the new Open Badge Passport model referenced elsewhere on this topic.
A great post from October 2014 by Chris Sharples (@gr8ict) on using the Makewaves social media platform for digital leaders and their badging setup for Level 1 and level 2 badges (set up and designed by Chris and scooped on this post elesewhere).
Well worth pursuing for schools with Digital leadership schemes.
Super post making the argument for badging right from the start of a students education. Lots of salient points especially the dearth of suitable badge displayers for schools when compared to the number of badge issuers.
Thinking about adding badges to your class? There are many ways to award students badges including using Class Badges.
Such a simple but clever system using Google Docs and relying heavily on the very impressive image function. No need for students to sign up to other cloud based storage systems - can all be done through google products and some sharing.
Have tried to replicate this on OneDrive. Can't do it :O(
Although I love the freedom, flexibility and personalization of informal learning with my PLN on social media, I always felt that there should be a system for acknowledging that learning. Badging for professional learning, now, seems an obvious solution. Badging itself has a long, rich history, eve
Essential reading for anyone looking at Digital Badges & staff Professional Development (CPD, JPD, PD)
A link to New Milford High Schools badging system for teachers using Wordpress and Credly. Laura Fleming who set up the system is happy to share with other educators how it was done. Lots and lots of potential. For further thoughts see the other articles below on this school's innovative approach to improving its teachers digital skills in the classroom.
Great to see universities involved in accrediting student engagement outside of the classroom. I like the hierarchical system and the fact that the student body have been actively engaged in the process.
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