S2R Medals /Our story so far...
Makewaves is a                                         leading safe social                                         learnin...
S2R: UK’s youth sports reporting channel
835 young people trained so far in this outstanding, award-winning media project across 9 regional hubs2200     young peop...
We have interviewed hundreds of interesting people andcreated over 10,000 reports and blogs
S2R Network and reports
What we will doWork with DigitalMe to shape and refine the programme andsystemsPromote badging throughout Radiowaves commu...
Identify the SKILLS required toachieve S2R MedalsDecide what EVIDENCE isrequired and how this ASSESSEDExplore PRACTICAL wa...
OverviewYoung people can obtain S2R ‘Medals’ in3 sets:Journalist, Producer and CoachEn route to gaining Medals students wi...
MedalsPushed out to Open BadgeInfrastructure and havevalue to a broad audienceQualitative assessment ofskills by peers/lea...
CommunityAchievementsNot pushed out to OpenBadge Infrastructure andmain value is withincommunityGranular markers ofactivity
Creating a badge system
2012 Reporter Medal
Design day with students and teachers
Badges on student profile   ExampleMakewaves
Next steps...
Pilot and beyond  5 schools now started on pilot  Review levels and criteria  Create Teacher badge  ‘Competency Key’ and d...
Questions?
Say Hello!Lucy Neale                   Cliff Manninglucy.neale@digitalme.co.uk   cliff.manning@makewav.es@lucydme         ...
Workflow for achievements Automatic                         Semi - Automatic                 Manual  Student creates story...
How medals will work with current OBI set up and work flow      Student receives 3 S2R      achievements      S2R Bronze J...
How we would like medals to work     Student receives 3 S2R     achievements     S2R Bronze Journalism medal     awarded  ...
S2R Medals: Sports Reporting to Learn 21st Century skills and earn digital badges
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The story so far of "Supporter To Reporter Medals" - an international youth/schools project incorporating social media and badges to support, encourage and reward young peoples learning in real world settings.


S2R Medals is a Mozilla Open Badge project developed by DigitalMe (www.digitalme.co.uk) and Makewaves (Makewav.es) supported by Digital Media and Learning.

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  • Digitalme – new directions in learning. DigitalMe is a not for profit which creates learning programmes which support the development of young people’s 21st century skills through project based learning programmes which use social media –give young people a role and context for their learning. learning which is real-life, makes use of current and emerging technologies and develops learning and social skills.DigitalMe provides:A comprehensive digital learning and rewards programme for children, teachers and parentsSupport to organisations to deliver these programmes locallySafe, My World
  • Overview of how the site works and how schools and young people use itSafety features – moderated, approved users, reporting toolsApp and APIPromote positive activities using social mediaOver 3000 Schools and Groups worldwide50,000 young people sharing media stories and connecting online
  • S2R -Supporter to Reporter gives young people skills and confidence through sports reporting. By working for real as reporters at sports events they learn communication skills, teamwork, resiliance, media skills, interview and research skills and how to meet deadlines.. They create reports using video, audio, text and images, and publish them all for the world to see on the safe social network Makewaves. They hone their journalist skills in school or as part of a project and then put their skills to the test at a live sports event.S2R Aims ToGive young people confidence, higher aspirations, communication skills and a broader outlook on lifeEquip young people for the world of work, in particular by giving them media literacy skills that are in demand across industry: social media; digital production of audio, video and images, blogging, interviewing, writing and reportingHelp young people gain transferable life skills: teamwork, meeting deadlines, discipline, handling pressure, creativity, resilience, empathy, critical thinking and rising to a challenge!Provide world of work experiences like the OlympicsSchools can engage remotely online and access downloadable guides and expert video tutorials
  • Where is S2R at the moment? Reach and geography – 9 UK hubs, over 100 schools involved.
  • How does it work? Online channel, access tutorials and support, share reports and connect with experts and other reporters. Access national opportunities and activities.
  • Great project, lots of traction – main challenge has always been no easy way to formally recognise skills within existing qualificationsOpen badges provide us with a way to reward these skills, especially the ‘softer’ workplace skills. Allows us to build value into the programme for teachers and pupils and provide motivation for young people to proactively gain skillsoutside of formalities of current education system. Peer assessment
  • Design process we went through.How do we breakdown the skills, how do we make sure we get the levels right? Are we linking to a currciulum or focussing on more general world of work skills which can translate across.How do we know when people have acheived their skills? How much human interaction is needed? Can this ne peer assessed?What restrictions exisit in/out of school. What may be the challenges of the programme?Do students want badges? What are the opportunities in and out of school for teachers?
  • These are our ‘big’ badgesMedals will be awarded for a combination of quantative activity and other qualitative activity that will be assessed by other young coaches or practitioners.Easy, automatic entry level at bronze journalist but later levels need to be assessed by a human to recognise the true skills developmentThis process ensure the top levels cannot be gamed and builds in scarcity by requiring significant real world activity to achieve themThe mentoring aspect of the coach medal also ensures those who do achieve the top medals are supporting others to achieve lower medals – this helps build the community and increases the overall capacity of the project to scale up globally.
  • Small badges -Community achievements add a ‘gaming’ element and encourage young people to work toward their OBI ‘big’ badges. These help encourage a community of contribution where young people are rewarded for commenting, liking and viewing others’ work – creates feedback loops and creates a culture of positive digital citizenship.Makewaves is available to under 13s so community achievements are a way for students who are unable to access open badges to still gain rewards for their work, and to build up a portfolio of work which can then be applied when they are old enough and translated in to medals or other Open badges. We think this is an important factor for the success of this programme and also helps build a larger feeder audience for badges lower down the school and helps gain teacher support right across the learning stages.
  • Radiowaves is a safe social learning platform for 5 to 19 year olds. The system provides teachers with moderation tools allowing them to easily manage stduent content whilst allowing students freedom to create, connect and share safely.It is available for free to all schools globally and we currently support a community of around 50,000 users who have created over 60,000 multimedia reports and blogs. We work with a range of partners to deliver engaging learning projects such as WWF, Red Cross, Action Aid and of course DigitalMeThe challenge for us is mapping all the learning and skills in s2r to a system that can be automated to allow for huge scalability but also managed enough to ensure quality. We also have a unique challenge in that radiowaves is available to under 13s and so we need to provide a route for those users and a system to support teachers throughout.We have been involved in S2R since the start and provide a dedicated network to showcase students work and provide a platform to connect with a real audience.
  • S2R reporter medal – over 280 young people received a medal for creating an olympic report
  • Main feedback:Students:Want value built in, whats in it for me? Value comes from recognition from employers/uni Nervous about posting on facebook. Want to keep ‘professional’ and ‘private’ spaces seperate- value feedback from teachers – only way peer assessment would work is if the peers were qualified in some way- like the potential of badges and the opportunitity they offerTeachers:- very enthusiastic and can see the application straight away – real need to develop employability skills- also concerned about national recognition but also see how they can build value at a school or local level to create a value ‘ecosystem’ within school or local employers- opportunities for encouraging the pupils to work independantly is good- doesnt matter that it isnt mapped to curriculum – easy to link to existing frameworks in an our of school
  • How does it work? Online channel, access tutorials and support, share reports and connect with experts and other reporters – can use any social media outlet for S2R but Radiowaves is the safe space that houses the resources and that schools/young people can safely use to connect with each other
  • S2R Medals: Sports Reporting to Learn 21st Century skills and earn digital badges

    1. 1. S2R Medals /Our story so far...
    2. 2. Makewaves is a leading safe social learning platform Whether posting photos via the App, submitting a video competition entry to the WWF Channel or live blogging from the Olympics, Makewaves provides a fun, easy to use way to engage learners worldwide.Makewaves homepage screenshot Oct 2012
    3. 3. S2R: UK’s youth sports reporting channel
    4. 4. 835 young people trained so far in this outstanding, award-winning media project across 9 regional hubs2200 young people reached in schools via the Makewavessocial media network
    5. 5. We have interviewed hundreds of interesting people andcreated over 10,000 reports and blogs
    6. 6. S2R Network and reports
    7. 7. What we will doWork with DigitalMe to shape and refine the programme andsystemsPromote badging throughout Radiowaves communityLink community achievements to S2R Medals and create therequired management toolsCreate a .NET OBI integration library for public useEnhance API to allow others to create badges that integrateachievementsTranslating skills to badges
    8. 8. Identify the SKILLS required toachieve S2R MedalsDecide what EVIDENCE isrequired and how this ASSESSEDExplore PRACTICAL ways todeliver S2R Medal activityDiscuss the VALUE of medalsand how to increase it
    9. 9. OverviewYoung people can obtain S2R ‘Medals’ in3 sets:Journalist, Producer and CoachEn route to gaining Medals students willgather ‘Achievements’ for theircontribution to the S2R community
    10. 10. MedalsPushed out to Open BadgeInfrastructure and havevalue to a broad audienceQualitative assessment ofskills by peers/leaders3 sets Journalist, Coach &Producer3 levels in each set:Bronze, Silver & Gold
    11. 11. CommunityAchievementsNot pushed out to OpenBadge Infrastructure andmain value is withincommunityGranular markers ofactivity
    12. 12. Creating a badge system
    13. 13. 2012 Reporter Medal
    14. 14. Design day with students and teachers
    15. 15. Badges on student profile ExampleMakewaves
    16. 16. Next steps...
    17. 17. Pilot and beyond 5 schools now started on pilot Review levels and criteria Create Teacher badge ‘Competency Key’ and discoverability Integrate OBI and Community Achievements Wider launch in March
    18. 18. Questions?
    19. 19. Say Hello!Lucy Neale Cliff Manninglucy.neale@digitalme.co.uk cliff.manning@makewav.es@lucydme @cliffmanningdigitalme.co.uk makewav.es
    20. 20. Workflow for achievements Automatic Semi - Automatic Manual Student creates story Student creates story S2R Feature story on network Submit story to Teacher Submit story to S2R Network S2R award the feature Story checked by teacher Story checked by S2R achievement to student Story receives 100 views Student receives ‘100 Views Student receives ‘S2R achievement’ achievement’ Inbox message & post in school Inbox message & post in school Inbox message & post in school newsfeed newsfeed newsfeed Achievement shown on Achievement shown on Achievement shown on students page students page students page
    21. 21. How medals will work with current OBI set up and work flow Student receives 3 S2R achievements S2R Bronze Journalism medal awarded In box message sent with link to claim medal and info Student goes to Open badges site Sign in Create Browser ID account Mozilla Validate Email Sign in Claim medal and make public Medal shown on Makewaves page
    22. 22. How we would like medals to work Student receives 3 S2R achievements S2R Bronze Journalism medal awarded In box message sent with link to claim medal and info Student claims medal within Radiowaves Don’t know if this is Log in ID and data sent to back pack possible yet Medal set to public by default Medal shown on Makewaves page

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