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  • Hi Gavin, This presentation has inspired me to gamify our induction process at Leeds Trinity University (or at least, attempt to) in the hope of introducing badges for Moodle, and building from there. Thanks :) @LizCable
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  • Hi Gavin, what about presenting online on this for the German MoodleMaharaMoot 2014 in February in Leipzig? We can set up a Google Hangout... I often do this with people who cannot participate live... please DM me on twitter @networking_lady and I will send you the link to the call for papers. Would be awesome to have your contribution!. Best regards Sigi
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    Open badges and Moodle - What and Why! Open badges and Moodle - What and Why! Presentation Transcript

    • OPEN BADGES & MOODLE What Why Where When Why but mostly, badges are serious stuff! Gavin Henrick Learning Technology Services http://www.lts.ie
    • Badges are
    • Content •Why Badges? •What are Badges? •How do they work? •Who is using them?
    • WHY BADGES?
    • Learning Learning today happens everywhere. But it’s often difficult to get recognition for skills and achievements that happen online or out of school.
    • 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.
    • SOME RECENT RESEARCH
    • 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
    • City University London Project •Aim to identify perception and possible value •Semi-structured interviews with staff •Focus groups with students
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • WHAT ARE BADGES?
    • CV I claim that •I can … •I learned •I am able to •I am competent in •I took part in …
    • Badges Badge is a digital proof that •I can … •I learned … •I am able to … •I am competent in … •I took part in …
    • Badges Visual representations of •Achievements •Skills •Learning •Interests •Competencies
    • CC BY-SA Kyle Bowen
    • 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
    • HOW THEY WORK
    • WHO IS USING THEM?
    • 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.
    • LEARN.MOODLE.NET
    • http://edcetera.rafter.com/using-badges-to-quantify-learning-outcomes-at-uc-davis/
    • 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/
    • P2PU - https://p2pu.org
    • workforce.io
    • Border College • http://www.rsc-scotland.org/?p=2454 http://www.bolt.ac.uk/
    • Border College – Student vote
    • ENOUGH ALREADY!
    • WE GOT IT.
    • BADGES ARE DIGITAL PROOFS
    • WHAT NOW?
    • WE NEED A PLAN!
    • We need a plan! •What to Badge? •Who will issue Badges? •Design the Badges •Issuing platform
    • 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?
    • Who issues Badges •Central Department •Teachers •Students
    • 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?
    • Designing Badges •Shapes •Colours •Themes •Icons •Pathways / Groups •Branding See - The Digitalme BadgeCanvas
    • Platform options Technical options •Automated from completion of a course / task •Manual from offline completion •Manual from wider assessment
    • BADGE CANVAS - DIGITALME http://www.digitalme.co.uk/badgecanvas/
    • Evidence •What artefact will show the criteria has been met
    • Skills + Knowledge •What skills does the badge represent?
    • Behaviours •What behaviours does the badge encourage?
    • Criteria •What do you need to do to earn the badge? •Does it expire?
    • Value Proposition •Why bother earning the badge? •What opportunities does it unlock? •What benefits for: • Earner • Issuer • Consumer
    • Endorsers •Who supports and recognises your badge?
    • Channels •Where does a user find out about your badge?
    • Awarded •Who awards the badge and how?
    • Users •Who is the badge for? •Earner •Issuer •Consumer
    • Badge Pathways •What other badges exist in your eco system? •Are there different levels?
    • Resources & Sustainability •What resources are needed for the badge to work? • Technology? • Expertise? • Money?
    • Template
    • EXAMPLE
    • STUDENT VIEW
    • Block: My latest badges
    • Profile: My badges
    • TEACHER SIDE
    • Manage Badges
    • Add Badge
    • Badge Criteria
    • Selecting Criteria
    • Enabling a Badge
    • Enabled and Active
    • Badge Recipients
    • 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