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8 Reasons Why Open Badges Are Awesome Infographic

8 Reasons Why Open Badges Are Awesome Infographic | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it
8 Reasons Why Open Badges Are Awesome Infographic
Are you looking for a fresh approach to recognising your learners skills? Open Badges is a program by Mozilla that issues digital badges to recognize skills and achievements.
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I love badges-I like Credly-it's also open source, you can create your own badges, they are easy to give to others, easy to collect, and you can import badges from Mozilla Backpack (and it's easier to use as a student and a "badge-distributor" than Mozilla Backpack). 

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10 lessons on badges and motivation

10 lessons on badges and motivation | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it

"My readers constantly amaze me. A great conversation ensued on my recent post: “Badges vs. curiosity: What should motivate students?” They engaged in a great sharing of viewpoints from both sides of the intrinsic/extrinsic motivation spectrum. The best way to sum up everyone’s input was that both intrinsic and extrinsic motivation have their place in education."


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Excellent tips from instructors/teachers about what works with students to motivate and inspire them..

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Lizeth Jimenez's curator insight, December 15, 2015 3:49 PM

This article has many links that show both intriscic and extrinsic ways of motivating students. 

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4 Benefits To Using Badges In Online Learning

4 Benefits To Using Badges In Online Learning | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it

Using Badges In Online Learning:
Several years ago I learned about gamification and started thinking about how I could apply this to my online courses.

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I love badges, I want to give badges for intermediate level skills...I've been working on credly creating and getting badges.

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Give recognition for your student's achievements - Award them Open Badges

Give recognition for your student's achievements - Award them Open Badges | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it

What are Open Badges? Open Badges is a new digital reward system which allows students to verify their skills, interests and achievements and store them all in one place. 

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Want to use something other than Mozilla OpenBadges? Learn more about Makewaves or Badge the UK or the Badge Alliance.

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