Information Literate:
A Badge of Honor
Using online badges to promote student
progress towards information literacy
Presen...
Introduction-Discussion
What is the best way for librarians to
promote college readiness?
How can we motivate students and...
One possible solution…
Online Open Badges!
Online Badge Basics
• Based on scouting merit badges
• Visual representation of
meaningful skill, interest,
achievement or...
Elements of Online Badges
• Visual representation of skill
• Linked to Information (metadata):
– How earned?
– Who issued ...
Advantages of Badges
• Give learner more control and ownership
• Motivates individuals towards deeper
learning (game-ifica...
Badge Management
• Mozilla Foundation
www.openbadges.org
• Open platform may be used
by any person or group
customized to ...
Two Demos
1. Using
Credly for
issuing a
badge
2. DMA
Video
example of
badge
ecosystem http://vimeo.com/61111779
Can we envision an
Info Lit Badge Ecosystem?
• That makes students want to be
information literate?
• That gives librarian...
My Ideas
• Work with computer programming
students design badge program for your
school library
• Have librarians from DFW...
If you’re still with me…
• Earn a badge today using AASL or ISTE
Standards to draft criteria for earning a badge
• By send...
Links and Further Reading
1. Google Form for badge idea submission
http://goo.gl/8WguBM
2. AASL Standards for 21st Century...
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Presented at Region 10 ESC Library Summit in Dallas, TX 2014. Can librarians promote information literacy by adopting an Online Open Badge Platform? This workshop describes the very basics of Online Badges. It challenges participants to generate their own ideas for providing deep, meaningful, standards based learning experiences represented by online badges.

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  1. 1. Information Literate: A Badge of Honor Using online badges to promote student progress towards information literacy Presented by Neil Krasnoff Region 10 Library Summit August 15th, 2014
  2. 2. Introduction-Discussion What is the best way for librarians to promote college readiness? How can we motivate students and measure results?
  3. 3. One possible solution… Online Open Badges!
  4. 4. Online Badge Basics • Based on scouting merit badges • Visual representation of meaningful skill, interest, achievement or award • Earned through specific projects, courses or other activities • Not simply an assessment
  5. 5. Elements of Online Badges • Visual representation of skill • Linked to Information (metadata): – How earned? – Who issued it? – When issued? • Open platform (Mozilla) as visible across platforms (sharable)
  6. 6. Advantages of Badges • Give learner more control and ownership • Motivates individuals towards deeper learning (game-ification) • Learner acquires meaningful credentials useful for employment or educational opportunities
  7. 7. Badge Management • Mozilla Foundation www.openbadges.org • Open platform may be used by any person or group customized to their needs http://cred.ly • Free platform for creating, issuing and storing badges • Offers premium services for cost • Dallas Museum of Art badge program
  8. 8. Two Demos 1. Using Credly for issuing a badge 2. DMA Video example of badge ecosystem http://vimeo.com/61111779
  9. 9. Can we envision an Info Lit Badge Ecosystem? • That makes students want to be information literate? • That gives librarians real clout by issuing credentials and endorsements that matter • Your ideas? Using DMA as inspiration
  10. 10. My Ideas • Work with computer programming students design badge program for your school library • Have librarians from DFW collaborate on creating badges that provide deep and meaningful immersion in Information Literacy and Digital Citizenship • Let’s start with a trip to DMA
  11. 11. If you’re still with me… • Earn a badge today using AASL or ISTE Standards to draft criteria for earning a badge • By sending me your badge ideas, you will receive a badge and an invitation to a DMA field trip! • Use Boy Scouts Chess example (handout) as example or rigorous learning experience • Submit Idea through Google Form at: http://goo.gl/8WguBM
  12. 12. Links and Further Reading 1. Google Form for badge idea submission http://goo.gl/8WguBM 2. AASL Standards for 21st Century Learner http://www.ala.org/aasl/standards-guidelines/learning-standards 3. ISTE NETS http://www.iste.org/standards/standards-for-teachers 4. Expanding Education and Workforce Opportunities Through Digital Badges: Alliance for Excellent Education: http://all4ed.org/reports-factsheets/expanding-education- and-workforce-opportunities-through-digital-badges/ 5. Nurturing Engagement: How Technology and Business Model Alignment can Transform Visitor Participation in the Museum (Detailed paper about DMA program) http://mw2013.museumsandtheweb.com/paper/nurturing- engagement/
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