Mozilla is Doing a Hack Job on Open Badges

This week at MozFest in London there’s a session called “Hack the Backpack” where the Open Badges community is being asked to help contribute to long-standing open and unaddressed issues regarding the backpack. It needs some “love”. But why is the Backpack in such dire need of attention? Isn’t Mozilla working on it? You’d think […]

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IBL Studios Issues an Open Source Badging Platform

The open badges community continues to grow through the development and implementation of open source software. What distinguishes IBL’s platform is that it is a fully-functioning, badge-issuing open source code that will work with multiple providers, including learning management systems.   It is fully OBI-compliant, multi-language, and tested across platforms. IBL premiered this server in […]

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10 Lessons Learned from an Award-Winning Digital Badging Program

The field of badging is a rapidly evolving ecosystem with exciting potential. Its relatively new status also presents challenges for early adopters. Yet our early experiences suggest that badging has tremendous potential to motivate, engage, and acknowledge achievements, accomplishments, and competencies. Source: http://nextgenlearning.org/blog/10-lessons-learned-award-winning-digital-badging-program Lessons Learned Launching an Award-Winning Digital Badging Program from Sondra Smith

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Information Literacy Digital Badges Mapped to Bloom’s Taxonomy

In today’s society, visual representation of information is highly valued. Images present a significant amount of information in a faster time. We created information literacy digital badge infographics to visually convey the cognitive processes embedded in the badge steps. This page is intended to show these infographics.   Bloom’s Taxonomy   Bloom’s Taxonomy is frequently […]

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Are Digital Badges a New Measurement of Mastery?

Across the globe, higher ed institutions and professional organizations are harnessing the power of digital badges to motivate, demonstrate, and validate learning and development (L&D). Digital badges are currently in use at postsecondary institutions such as MIT and Yale University and organizations such as NASA, the U.S. Department of Education, and the Smithsonian.   Our […]

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Students want better digital credentials

As it stands, diplomas represent degree completion and achievement, while transcripts provide a deeper level of detail as to how someone earned their degree. However, transcripts are more focused on student mobility within or between schools, and do not show a complete stock of experience gained. In fact, 46 percent of learners polled feel that […]

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IMS Global getting into Badges!

MS thinks that CBE and Badges are probably going to become intertwined as both progress into the future. CBE, at its most broad interpretation, is about relaying information about what a person is capable of doing, ideally including evidence. The current Mozilla Open Badges specification is, in our opinion, the best work so far in […]

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Badges for Learning: a review of the formative role of badges in two open online courses

The emergence of open online learning courses brings in to sharp relief the viability of existing forms of teacher provided formative and summative assessment. For such courses that carry no charge for participation alternative structures for engaging, motivating and sustaining study need to be sought. Badges or similar such visual public symbols that communicate to […]

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Digital Badges / Open Badges Taxonomy

Working on the taxonomy of digital badges / open badges is an interesting empirical and conceptual endeavour. I have been looking into different types of badges as part of the “Discussion Paper on Open Badges and Quality Assurance” on which I have been recently working in context of the European Project “Badge Europe” (Erasmus+, Strategic Partnership). Before the […]

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