26 août 2013

Get the Inside Scoop on How to Build a Badge System From the Badges for Lifelong Learning DML Competition Grantees

http://www.hastac.org/files/imagecache/Small/hastac-icon.jpgBy HASTAC Admin. If you’re looking for information, advice, and lessons learned about designing, developing, and deploying badge systems, look no further than HASTAC’s new Project Q&A Interviews with the 30 Badges for Lifelong Learning Competition grantees. This is the most substantial information about badge system development to be published since the launch of the Competition two years ago.
Thirty rich, thorough grantee surveys convey the variety of experiences and insights of badge development and institutional adoption, offering all of us real-life examples of how to build badge system for a wide range of audiences and purposes: higher ed, professional development, museum programs, schools, veterans, workforce development, and anywhere, anytime learning environments. More...

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20 août 2013

Badges, Recognition and the Professional Reform Model

http://www.hastac.org/files/imagecache/homepage_50/pictures/picture-113833-e0a499e02385d695cccad5701ae757af.pngBy Shawn Warren. As a start on the subject of badges I have read a sample of the DML Competition Q&As, analysis of and commentary on the subject from Davidson, Hickey, and others at HASTAC and the DPDP findings.
I understand that at least in part the origins of badges is from within the field of computer programming, where now sites like Freelancer have developed systems that track and display reliability, satisfaction, and other metrics through crowd input, involving peers of service providers and consumers that provide content for and have access to the metrics.  This is a wonderful system that has cousins in the emerging p2p systems like those that facilitate the private sale of goods and services, including banking.
I see utility in an electronic record of learning to all those interested in education - students, educators, employers, mom and dad.  Through my wife, who works in HCI, I have come to appreciate the advantages of many forms of ICT with real-time, interactive record-keeping of human activity that through the principles and tools of persuasive design alter attitude and behaviour (e.g., the PSD used in PHIs that address addiction and obesity or to encourage participation in social networks).  Through this lens I have also come to better appreciate the nature of badges. More...

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19 août 2013

On open badges and informal assessment

https://si0.twimg.com/profile_images/1607332342/Ignatia_Inge_de_Waard_small_bigger.jpgBy . Although developing informal badges are one of the key debates in MOOCs and online learning in general today, not all institutes belief it to be worth investing. Which is a pity, as open badges in a more 'formal' (if that is possible) way might allow people to really add credentials to their name and build up a reputation (even an expertise) from there.
My first encounter with informal badges was through discussion forums where the more reputed, helpful participants got several stars next to their name, indicating their answers were worth reading. But as time went by those informal badges captured the attention of public, learning projects. One of which was the iSpot project, a UK start-up that started out as a mobile learning project to allow amateur as well as expert explorers of the wild natural environment to exchange notes, learn from each other and gain extra expertise. More...

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