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How Badges Really Work in Higher Education -- Campus Technology

How Badges Really Work in Higher Education -- Campus Technology | Topic | Scoop.it
Digital badge initiatives at colleges and universities across the country are challenging assumptions about learning and assessment.

 

In 2011, as the University of California, Davis added a new major in sustainable agriculture and food systems, it sought to create a curriculum that would help students develop competencies for addressing the environmental, social, and economic challenges involving agriculture.

 

Because much of the work takes place outside the classroom, administrators wanted students to create their own portfolios where they could demonstrate all types of learning and activities. "This seemed to match well with digital badges," says Joanna Normoyle, internship coordinator and undergraduate adviser for UC-Davis' Agricultural Sustainability Institute (ASI). "We want to help students organize their thinking about their different learning experiences and tell their story. It seemed to us that badges could help take something that is highly abstract and concretize it."


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Eric Speaks!: Mozilla Open Badges 1.0

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I was very excited to hear about the release of Mozilla Open Badges 1.0 last week and jumped right in to get Eric started on earning badges. In simple terms, badges show what you have learned, and badges can be earned through online learning, after school programs, job training or professional development. As a teacher, you can issue badges for what you teach by meeting a set of standards specified by Mozilla. The Open Badges website has a “backpack” where you collect and organize the badges you’ve earned. These badges can then be displayed on your personal website, employment sites, and other social networks. Each badge links back to an issuer, criteria, and verifying evidence.


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The Evolving use of Badges in Education

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Rewards as a Way to Motivate Students to Learn Today’s schools commonly use grade-based evaluations where students get rewarded for the knowledge they gain.

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Dr. Nellie Deutsch's curator insight, June 17, 2013 2:07 AM

I'm currently teaching how to use badges in Moodle 2.5: http://www.wiziq.com/course/20705-teaching-with-moodle

Dr. Nellie Deutsch's curator insight, June 17, 2013 2:08 AM

I'm currently teaching how to use badges in Moodle 2.5: http://www.wiziq.com/course/20705-teaching-with-moodle

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Blackboard Partners with Mozilla to Support Use of Digital Badges

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WASHINGTON, June 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Blackboard has partnered with Mozilla, an industry leader in promoting openness on the Internet, to support broader use of digital badges and credentials in education. With the partnership, students and faculty can use Open Badges to promote their achievements within Blackboard Learn™ courses and across the Web using Mozilla's Open Badges Infrastructure, the most widely used format and only open and shared technical standard for badging and credentialing.

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