Microlearning with badges

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Microlearning with badges - presentation for the Digital Learning Congress (Warsaw, 9th December 2013)

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Microlearning with badges

  1. 1. MICROLEARNING WITH BADGES Monday, December 9, 13 Ilona Buchem Professor for Digital Media & Diversity Beuth University of Applied Sciences Berlin
  2. 2. KEY POINTS What is microlearning? What are badges? What’s new? Monday, December 9, 13
  3. 3. Microlearning Short forms of learning comprising of loosely coupled short learning activities and micro-contents = Short learning steps with small chunks of information (Buchem & Hamelmann, 2010) Monday, December 9, 13
  4. 4. Badges symbolic representations of skills, accomplishments or interests. Badges can be used to set goals, motivate, indicate achievements and communicate skills and success across contexts. Monday, December 9, 13
  5. 5. Skill badges Visualizing skills acquired in a course, at work, through selfstudy. These badges recognise achievements on the skill-level and can awarded for different levels, e.g. beginner, intermediate, expert. Monday, December 9, 13
  6. 6. Motivation badges Recognizing accomplished activities in the learning process, e.g. signing up for a Web 2.0 service, submitting an assignment, completing a test. These badges motivate to go on and take the next challenge. Monday, December 9, 13
  7. 7. Applications Micro-feedback Micro-reflections Micro-assessment Monday, December 9, 13
  8. 8. Micro-feedback Short feedback targeted at a current activity (learning, work). Providing fine-grained, timely and focused feedback can stimulate learning and performance. Monday, December 9, 13
  9. 9. Micro-reflections Promoting self-reflection on the micro-level, e.g. related to a specific learning activity or achievement on the skill-level. This type of reflection is more focused and promotes learning and self-awareness. Monday, December 9, 13
  10. 10. Micro-assessment Assessing individual skills, achievements and accomplishments at a microlevel. This type of assessment relates to individual goals and achievements and allows for more fine-tuned feedback loops. Monday, December 9, 13
  11. 11. Conclusions • • • • Recognizing individual achievements Promoting frequent and focused feedback and reflection Stimulating learning on an ongoing basis. Easier to integrate into every-day life (small steps, short activities) Monday, December 9, 13
  12. 12. CONTACT Prof. Dr. Ilona Buchem Twitter: @mediendidaktik Blog: ibuchem.wordpress.com buchem@beuth-hochschule.de Monday, December 9, 13

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