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Open badges and Moodle - What and Why!

  1. 1. OPEN BADGES & MOODLE What Why Where When Why but mostly, badges are serious stuff! Gavin Henrick Learning Technology Services http://www.lts.ie
  2. 2. Badges are
  3. 3. Content •Why Badges? •What are Badges? •How do they work? •Who is using them?
  4. 4. WHY BADGES?
  5. 5. Learning Learning today happens everywhere. But it’s often difficult to get recognition for skills and achievements that happen online or out of school.
  6. 6. Mozilla Open Badges Mozilla Open Badges helps solve that problem, making it easy for any organization to issue, manage and display digital badges across the web.
  7. 7. SOME RECENT RESEARCH
  8. 8. CITY UNIVERSITY LONDON A project on Open Badges in Higher Education Perception and Potential Dr. Ian Glover – Sheffield Hallam University Farzana Latif – University of Sheffield
  9. 9. City University London Project •Aim to identify perception and possible value •Semi-structured interviews with staff •Focus groups with students
  10. 10. City University London Findings •Students want to use badges to stand out from peers •Desire to link badges to requirements of professional accreditation •Important not to issue too many • each badge must represent genuine achievement
  11. 11. What were the common criticisms? How can you respond to them? "Childish" • plan and design them to be meaningful "Hard to design without skills" • simple, free tools available "Lack of consistency in use" • set a policy about the requirements for a badge
  12. 12. Reference http://altc2013.alt.ac.uk/sessions/open-badges-in-higher- education-perception-and-potential-323/documents/ http://shura.shu.ac.uk/7173/1/Glover_- _Investigating_perceptions_and_potential_of_open_badge s_in_formal_higher_education_-_proceeding_112141.pdf GLOVER, Ian and LATIF, Farzana (2013) Investigating perceptions and potential of open badges in formal higher education. In: Proceedings of World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia and Telecommunications 2013. AACE, Chesapeake, VA, 1398-1402. ISBN 9781939797032
  13. 13. WHAT ARE BADGES?
  14. 14. CV I claim that •I can … •I learned •I am able to •I am competent in •I took part in …
  15. 15. Badges Badge is a digital proof that •I can … •I learned … •I am able to … •I am competent in … •I took part in …
  16. 16. Badges Visual representations of •Achievements •Skills •Learning •Interests •Competencies
  17. 17. CC BY-SA Kyle Bowen
  18. 18. Open Badges •Not proprietary – using free software and open technical standard •Help knit skills together •Are full of information that can be verified •Are portable •Can be earned from multiple sources
  19. 19. HOW THEY WORK
  20. 20. WHO IS USING THEM?
  21. 21. Who is using Badges • Over 700 organisations • Formal and informal educational institutions • Multinational corporations • Industry associations • Non-profits • Groups interested in Professional development • 85,000 issued since launch in 2012.
  22. 22. LEARN.MOODLE.NET
  23. 23. http://edcetera.rafter.com/using-badges-to-quantify-learning-outcomes-at-uc-davis/
  24. 24. Jisc RSC Scotland Open Badges series •Digital Practitioner Series •Digital Innovator Series •Digital Leadership • http://www.rsc- scotland.org/eassessment/2013/01/15/developing -the-series-information-and-designs-for-the-jisc- rsc-scotland-openbadges/
  25. 25. P2PU - https://p2pu.org
  26. 26. workforce.io
  27. 27. Border College • http://www.rsc-scotland.org/?p=2454 http://www.bolt.ac.uk/
  28. 28. Border College – Student vote
  29. 29. ENOUGH ALREADY!
  30. 30. WE GOT IT.
  31. 31. BADGES ARE DIGITAL PROOFS
  32. 32. WHAT NOW?
  33. 33. WE NEED A PLAN!
  34. 34. We need a plan! •What to Badge? •Who will issue Badges? •Design the Badges •Issuing platform
  35. 35. What to Badge • What skills, achievements to promote • What criteria to use for each badge • Break it down to a granular level • Are there relationships between the badges?
  36. 36. Who issues Badges •Central Department •Teachers •Students
  37. 37. Platform options Technical options •Automated from completion of a course / task •Manual from offline completion •Manual from wider assessment •Verification in 1 month, 1 year, 2 years?
  38. 38. Designing Badges •Shapes •Colours •Themes •Icons •Pathways / Groups •Branding See - The Digitalme BadgeCanvas
  39. 39. Platform options Technical options •Automated from completion of a course / task •Manual from offline completion •Manual from wider assessment
  40. 40. BADGE CANVAS - DIGITALME http://www.digitalme.co.uk/badgecanvas/
  41. 41. Evidence •What artefact will show the criteria has been met
  42. 42. Skills + Knowledge •What skills does the badge represent?
  43. 43. Behaviours •What behaviours does the badge encourage?
  44. 44. Criteria •What do you need to do to earn the badge? •Does it expire?
  45. 45. Value Proposition •Why bother earning the badge? •What opportunities does it unlock? •What benefits for: • Earner • Issuer • Consumer
  46. 46. Endorsers •Who supports and recognises your badge?
  47. 47. Channels •Where does a user find out about your badge?
  48. 48. Awarded •Who awards the badge and how?
  49. 49. Users •Who is the badge for? •Earner •Issuer •Consumer
  50. 50. Badge Pathways •What other badges exist in your eco system? •Are there different levels?
  51. 51. Resources & Sustainability •What resources are needed for the badge to work? • Technology? • Expertise? • Money?
  52. 52. Template
  53. 53. EXAMPLE
  54. 54. STUDENT VIEW
  55. 55. Block: My latest badges
  56. 56. Profile: My badges
  57. 57. TEACHER SIDE
  58. 58. Manage Badges
  59. 59. Add Badge
  60. 60. Badge Criteria
  61. 61. Selecting Criteria
  62. 62. Enabling a Badge
  63. 63. Enabled and Active
  64. 64. Badge Recipients
  65. 65. Contact Gavin Henrick E: gavin@lts.ie T: @ghenrick B: http://www.somerandomthoughts.com S: http://www.slideshare.net/ghenrick/ L: http://ie.linkedin.com/in/gavinhenrick
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