Badges and Moodle – Mark DuBois Weblog

I spent some time this summer investigating the potential use of badges in my courses for the coming fall, 2013 semester. I realize that some students will embrace this concept and others will not. I thought it appropriate to provide an overview of the process of working with earned badges on this weblog. In subsequent […]

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Showcasing the Co-Curricular: ePortfolios and Digital Badges

Learning scientists at the University of Notre Dame have found a sweet spot in the pairing of digital badges and eportfolios: the perfect opportunity for students to showcase learning achievements not normally featured in traditional transcripts and student records. Source: campustechnology.com See on Scoop.it – Blended Learning Lab

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The Case for Social Innovation Micro-Credentials with Badges

Digital badges as a credentialing tool may force us to re-think and redesign education, especially for emerging fields such as social innovation.

 

So how do digital badges work? Unlike traditional academic degrees that tend to communicate what subject you studied and where you studied it, most digital badges are more granular in scope. They point to specific knowledge and skills you’ve acquired, and in most cases, demonstrated. For example, instead of going to a reputable business school and leveraging that institution’s MBA to get a job, you would earn a series of badges that would demonstrate your business acumen—such as your mastery of business model canvas, Lean Startup, and customer development. Your school—or any school for that matter—doesn’t need to issue the badges itself; the badges simply need to come from a trusted source that can certify your competencies.

Source: www.ssireview.org

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Digital Badges – A Suggested Taxonomy

One of the things I have discovered as I work with badges is that they are not all the same. The badges issued to staff are qualitatively different to those offered to students. Many of the badges incorporated into learning management tools are different again. This is problematic, because if badges representing robust credentials are put beside ‘well done’ badges issued to grade school students, the integrity of the whole system is put into question. To overcome this a standard taxonomy for badges needs to be established to differentiate between types of badges within the open standard. The question is how should this taxonomy be defined?

Source: doncollegegrant.wordpress.com

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From Badges to Breakthroughs: Unleashing Learner Potential through Competency-Based Achievements | EDUCAUSE.edu

See on Scoop.it – Blended Learning Lab In the From Badges to Breakthroughs: Unleashing Learner Potential through Competency-Based Achievements panel session at EDUCAUSE 2013, various presenters explored challenging innovations related to prior learning assessments, badge frameworks, and verification of competencies as options for extending low-cost, quality educational opportunities for increasingly diverse student and instructor populations. See on […]

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Shortcut to OpenBadges

See on Scoop.it – Moodlicious The chances are you are busy in your job, too busy to play with Moodle these days.  You have heard of Open Badges but you need to fast track your knowledge of them and how they work in Moodle.  Then this blog post is for you. See on lewiscarr.co.uk

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Webmaker Badges Roadmap

See on Scoop.it – Digital Fluency It’s roadmappin’ time again, folks. I’ve shifted my focus a bit to zero in on making badges a success and that has two pieces: • Web literacy badges • The Open Badge Infrastructure and wider badge… See on erinknight.com

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