an introduction to open badges

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What are Badges and how do they motivate or encourage learning in society? The powerpoint is a discussion of how badges may be integrated into an existing learning systems platform such as Moodle.


  • 1.Badges An introduction Jane Kanas Instructional Designer Centre for Flexible Learning, USP 3 June 2014

2. What are they? Badges are digital records of skills, achievements and participation. Source: 3. Where do people learn or acquire skills? Formal context Informal context Online Offline, etc. How can you show for these skills, achievements? 4. Digital vs Open Badges Open Badges are: Free and open Transferable Stackable Evidence-based Open Badges make it easy to: Get recognition for the things you learn; Give recognition for the things you teach; Verify skills; and Display your verified badges across the web. Sources: 5. What makes up a badge? Issuer Who made the badge Criteria What it takes to earn a badge Evidence demonstrates proof of earning the badge and provides evidence for assessment Source: 6. Source: 7. Applying for a badge Source: Source: 8. An example of an Open Badge Backpack Source: 9. Who uses Badges? Moodle Open University / Cloudworks Who designs Badges? Carnegie Mellon Robotics Academy Disney-Pixar Microsoft Source: 10. My Backpack on Mozilla Backpack Badge 2 Badge 1 11. Learn more about badges Gavin Henrick: moodle-what-and-why Mozilla Open Badges: 12. Our current constraints Our Moodle platform has badges deactivated server overload fears Course designers need to be thoroughly trained so they can create a well-balanced fusion between technology and pedagogy: Moodles Activity completion, Course completion, Conditional access and Marksheet 13. How can badges be used in our context? With your neighbour, discuss how badges can be used in our context. Think about who will be issuing the badge, for what purpose, whether it can be stackable, etc. What are some advantages or disadvantages? How can it be used for staff or students? [8 minutes] Feedback Required 14. Any questions? 15. References Rajneel Totaram Mojito Jione Acknowledgement