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This presentation includes an explanation, exploration, and discussion of digital badges for use in community building, professional development, and skills/academic achievement. The first part of the ...

This presentation includes an explanation, exploration, and discussion of digital badges for use in community building, professional development, and skills/academic achievement. The first part of the presentation will define issuers, badges and criteria, and earners. The second part of the presentation includes a live demonstration and walk-through for creating and issuing a badge using the Cred.ly platform.

Session attendants will earn a badge for their participation and have the opportunity to create their own badges during this part of the session. The third and final part of the presentation will include a panel discussion with representatives from instructional technology, human resources, and others to consider potential uses of digital badges and their overall credibility and desirability.

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  • ******** get a cred.ly account and fill out this quick form to earn the bad@$$ badger badge for participating in this session (bit.ly url) <br /> <br />
  • About me <br /> Presentation content and format <br /> Explanation <br /> Walk-through demo of the Cred.ly platform <br /> Panel discussion
  • Explanation <br /> Walk-through demo of the Cred.ly platform <br /> Panel discussion
  • Digital badges are pretty similar to the analog badges we’ve seen our whole lives. <br />
  • Signify achievements <br /> <br /> Photo: https://www.flickr.com/photos/kayray/4854361154/in/photolist-8oXSrY-5RrGmv-5RrGgP-5Rw2h3-5RrGkc-5Rw2nY-5Rw2iS-5RrGj8-cjyy1u-ayuRSM-ayuVPZ-ayxGAd-ayv1tZ-ayv1PF-ayxFnu-ayuZc2-ayxxLy-ayuRkc-4JV1Nq-4JUZBN-4JQLC4-4JQKSt-4JQNKc-4JQLtg-4JV1Ws-4JUZgJ-4JV17U-4JV1Eh-4JQM5R-4JQKNB-4JQL8K-4JUZm5-4JQLwD-4JUZP1-4JV1nm-7RCHhQ-ayuYQK-ayuZ1D-7yVxfA-5n2XRs-ayxCpj-5YJ7Ny-7Rzszp-7RCH4U-7RCGXC-5JwQDk-7Rzsni-83ZJRa-843PRG-83ZJWH
  • Signify authority <br /> <br /> Photo: https://www.flickr.com/photos/webhostingreview/3090392047/in/photolist-5H64Tv-fm6Ai6-7S2mKY-ek5qCm-egmdH7-fN8NCX-egAriy-dgo6C8-fxskbH-5H4QBT-deApFD-f9AyqH-f9QKAq-faXX1C-efSiVx-fbHN4Q-5H4Pqp-fpjVBz-fbtw7x-fmkLSw-fc29MX-faXUis-fc7a59-fxsjnP-fU6pSE-fxsj3a-fhTsxQ-fQRPST-fbRRRT-5H97Jo-fmXLHz-fr2Lk3-fm6ADR-fmkLxo-fxiKS3-fr2JYJ-ho2vTG-fx4tEn-faAV8i-fr2Hyb-fbtvVk-faRbgU-faRcUw-fx4tXH-fbHMhG-fbHMTQ-fxiKEm-fx4tr2-fborTF-fbCHpw
  • Signify affiliations, opinions, and attitudes
  • And sometimes a combination of these
  • And, of course, they only exist in digital form (for now) <br /> <br /> Photo: http://blog.spitzenpfeil.org/wordpress/2013/10/27/sew-on-coat-buttons-blinky-shiny-tiny/
  • As I was preparing for this presentation, a friend played the Badgers, badgers song and ever since, I’ve had it stuck in my head. <br /> You’ve probably been wondering about the title of this presentation, and well, the word “badges” is so close to “badgers” that it just stuck there. <br /> <br /> Photo: http://dragonforge.deviantart.com/art/012112-Snake-Badger-Mushroom-280811809
  • Digital badges are probably most recognizable to gamers; badges have been around for quite a while in that realm <br /> <br /> For example, this is an achievement screen from minecraft (a game I’ve never played) <br /> <br /> Not being a gamer myself when I began this adventure, I was mostly interested in badge design.
  • Core member and suggested that we issue badges to our membership for various things
  • I began to investigate and of course started with OpenBadges.org <br /> Badges associated with Mozilla’s Open Badges online standard enjoy wider credibility
  • Illustration: openbadges.org
  • I followed a great tutorial by Billy Meinke for the steps below.
  • Using OpenBadges Metadata Validator <br />
  • Finally, you log into your Mozilla Backpack account and upload the new .PNG
  • To display the badge on a page, I used the Badge Widget Hack to generate the code to display the image on a page. <br /> <br /> Everything was great…. Then I realized I’d need to repeat most of these steps for each member of TnT who might want a badge. <br /> <br />
  • Looked at several; plenty of features to consider and needs to be tailored to organizational/process goals <br /> <br /> For our purposes with TnT, I was looking for a free, easy-to-use system that would allow for custom badge designs.
  • Looked closely at Passport; buggy at the time, but has undergone several upgrades and may be more stable.
  • So to summarize, digital badges are gaining in popularity, but adoption may remain a challenge for at least the foreseeable future. <br /> <br /> Thank you to panelists <br /> <br /> Slides and resources available online <br />

Badges, Badgers, Mushrooms, and a Snake Badges, Badgers, Mushrooms, and a Snake Presentation Transcript

  • Badges, Badgers, Mushrooms, and a Snake High Ed Web Michigan | May 22, 2014
  • Introduction Nicole Rhoads @nniiccoollee nrhoads@umich.edu
  • Introduction  Digital badges explanation  Walk-through demo of Cred.ly platform  Panel discussion
  • What are digital badges?
  • Girl and Boy Scout badges
  • Law enforcement badges
  • And buttons! (AKA badges) AKA “flair”
  • Digital badges only slightly different  Convey similar meanings:  Achievements  Affiliations  Attitudes
  • Only in digital form (for now)
  • Digital badgers badges Note: From here on in the presentation, when I say “badges” I really mean digital badges.
  • Not new to gamers
  • U-M TnT Membership (annual) Meeting attendance Project participation
  • OpenBadges.org
  • Open Badges Infrastructure • Issuers • Earners • Display
  • More research...  Great tutorial by Billy Meinke
  • Wrote and validated a json file  { "recipient": "nrhoads@umich.edu", "evidence": "http://umtnt.tumblr.com", "issued_on": "2013-10-10", "badge": { "version": "1.0.0", "name": "BadgeBuildTest", "image": "http://www.ns.umich.edu/btest/tnt- badge.png", "description": "Has displayed expertise in hand-made badge creation.", "criteria": "http://umtnt.tumblr.com", "issuer": { "origin": "http://umtnt.tumblr.com", "name": "TrendsAndTechName", "org": ”Test Badge, 2013", "contact": "trendsandtech@umich.edu.edu" } } }
  • Uploaded a png & baked it  Use the Mozilla “baker” service: Append your URL to the URL below: http://backpack.openbadges.org/baker?assertion=http://your-json-url.json  Enter this URL in a browser  Mozilla’s baker service interprets the .JSON file, attaches that data to the .PNG image designated in the .JSON file, in effect, binding the image and data.  The end result is a new .PNG file for download.
  • Mozilla Backpack
  • Badge Widget Hack
  • Badging platforms
  • Purdue’s Passport
  • Cred.ly
  • Panel Members  John Leasia Manager, Learning Technology Incubation Group (LTIG); Library IT  Matthew Snyder (@mattesnyder) Human Resource Communications Specialist, Human Resources Strategy and Planning
  • Panel Members  Patricia Anderson (@pfanderson) Emerging Technologies Informationist, Taubman Health Sciences Library  Chase Masters (@billchase2edu) Enabling Technologies Informationist, Taubman Health Sciences Library
  • Badges, Badgers, Mushrooms, and a Snake Nicole Rhoads | May 22, 2014
  • References and resources  Mozilla Open Badges: http://openbadges.org/  Mozilla Backpack: https://backpack.openbadges.org/backpack  Badge Widget Hack (to display badges on a webpage): http://badgewidgethack.org/
  • References and resources  Badge Lab: https://badgelab.herokuapp.com/  Badge options for schools: http://blog.makewav.es/2013/08/05/open-badges-for- schools-what-are-the-options/  Badge platforms: https://docs.google.com/a/umich.edu/spreadsheet/ccc?k ey=0AsHml- k4XnX7dHJQSDBrdUphYlprc1N0N09KMzFzckE&usp=sharing# gid=0
  • References & resources: Tutorials • Chris McAvoy (Mozilla): http://weblog.lonelylion.com/ • Billy Meinke: http://billymeinke.wordpress.com/2012/05/24/open- badges-want-to-make-your-own-badges-by-hand-heres- how/