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Badges: New Currency for High-Value Credentials

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Badges: New Currency for High-Value Credentials

  1. 1. #BbWorld14 Badges: New Currency for High-Value Credentials Anne Derryberry (Sage Road Solutions), Carla Casilli (Badge Alliance), Bernard Bull (Concordia U.), Veronica Diaz (EDUCAUSE), Megan Raymond (WCET)
  2. 2. #BbWorld14 Introduction to Badges Carla Casilli, Badge Alliance 2
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  4. 4. Open Badges act as representations of achievements, learning, skills, interests, competencies, etc. #BbWorld14
  5. 5. They map learning pathways connecting formal & informal learning #BbWorld14
  6. 6. Earned across a lifetime, open badges become a personal portfolio of what you know and can do
  7. 7. #BbWorld14 The core tenets of open badges: interoperable, flexible, digital, granular, transferable, connected
  8. 8. #BbWorld14 Made possible through a shared infrastructure: a universal metadata standard
  9. 9. #BbWorld14 Badge metadata spec + Issuer API
  10. 10. #BbWorld14 badge image badge name badge URL (description) badge criteria issuer issue date recipient alignment (standards) expiration date evidence URL
  11. 11. #BbWorld14 A network of organizations and individuals building and enhancing an open badges ecosystem
  12. 12. #BbWorld14 Leveraging the constellation model for social change
  13. 13. Uniting multiple groups and sectors into working groups #BbWorld14
  14. 14. #BbWorld14 open badges standard endorsement workforce higher ed messaging globalization policy digital / web literacy research cities educator badges
  15. 15. #BbWorld14 Join us! http://badgealliance.org @carlacasilli carla@badgealliance.org
  16. 16. #BbWorld14 What Do Badges Offer Higher Ed? Bernard Bull, Concordia University 16
  17. 17. #BbWorld14 M.S. in Educational Design & Technology Dr. Bernard Bull Bernard.bull@cuw.edu @bdean1000 online.cuw.edu www.etale.org
  18. 18. #BbWorld14 EDT 970 - 3 Credits EDT 889 - 3 Credits EDT 908 - 3 Credits EDT 892 - 3 Credits EDT 893 - 3 Credits EDT 890 - 3 Credits EDT 885 - 3 Credits Elective - 3 Credits Elective - 3 Credits Elective - 3 Credits Elective - 3 Credits Port 1 - 0 Credits Port 2 - 0 Credits Port 3 - 0 Credits = M.S. in Educational Design & Technology
  19. 19. #BbWorld14 EDT 889 - 3 Credits Learning Objectives Units of Instruction Required Learning Activites Assessments
  20. 20. #BbWorld14 EDT 889 - 3 Credits Flipped Classroom Strategies for Interactive Lecture Learning Experience Design Essentials Digital Storytelling Gamification & Game-based Learning Project-based Learning Digital Discussion -based Learning Inquiry-based Learning
  21. 21. #BbWorld14 Competency introduction and instructions Badge Host Practice exercises to help reach the competency Access to content and resources about PBL Opportunities to connect and collaborate on PBL Worked examples of PBL Criteria for earning the badge
  22. 22. #BbWorld14 = M.S. in Educational Design & Technology
  23. 23. #BbWorld14 = M.S. in Educational Design & Technology = M.S. in Teaching & Learning Graduate Certificate in Assessment Strategies
  24. 24. #BbWorld14 5 Badge Design Tips • Beware of badges as biscuits. • Create great criteria. • Make the badges mean something. • Make the badges mean something beyond your classroom/school. • Value OBI. 24
  25. 25. #BbWorld14 The Open Badges Ecosystem Anne Derryberry, Sage Road Solutions 25
  26. 26. No badge is an island. Open badges exist within a complex #BbWorld14 ecosystem.
  27. 27. badges.coursesites.com 27 #BbWorld14
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  37. 37. Anne Derryberry anne@sageroadsolutions.com @aderryberry 37 #BbWorld14
  38. 38. #BbWorld14 The EDUCAUSE Badging Initiative Veronica Diaz, EDUCAUSE 38
  39. 39. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6-QD-wRJ3No #BbWorld14
  40. 40. #BbWorld14 BADGING AND THE PROFESSIONAL
  41. 41. #BbWorld14 PD and Badging • Signaling and tracking engagement • Wayfinding and career pathing • The personal brand (developing and showcasing new areas of competence) • Leadership signals
  42. 42. #BbWorld14 EDUCAUSE BADGE CONSTELLATION
  43. 43. #BbWorld14 Community Service
  44. 44. #BbWorld14 Leadership Awards and Development
  45. 45. #BbWorld14 Communication
  46. 46. #BbWorld14 Subject Matter Expert
  47. 47. #BbWorld14 Mastery
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  52. 52. EDUCAUSE BADGING INITIATIVE #BbWorld14 http://www.educause.edu/badging
  53. 53. Veronica Diaz, PhD Associate Director, EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative Director, EDUCAUSE Online Programs EDUCAUSE #BbWorld14 @drvdiaz vdiaz@educause.edu http://www.educause.edu/eli
  54. 54. #BbWorld14 Badges as Alternate Credentials Megan Raymond, WCET 54
  55. 55. WICHE Cooperative for Educational Technologies (WCET) • Founded in 1989 for WICHE states. • Now 332 members nationally, all sectors of higher ed, nonprofits, corporations. • Members include technology innovators from U.S. and Canada. #BbWorld14
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  57. 57. #BbWorld14 What exactly is competency-based education? Educause: Competency-based education (CBE) allows students to advance based on their ability to master a skill or competency at their own pace regardless of environment. This method is tailored to meet different learning abilities and can lead to more efficient student outcomes.
  58. 58. #BbWorld14 CBE Cont • Increases access. • Increases completion. • Flexible. • Meet President’s 2020 Goal “America would once again have the highest proportion of college graduates in the world.” http://www.whitehouse.gov/issues/education/higher-education • Prior Learning Assessment - enables learners to gain credentials for work/military experience.
  59. 59. #BbWorld14 Why Badges for CBE? • Badges represent knowledge/skill attainment that employers are looking for. • Verify that a competency has been achieved. • Badges are an increasingly accepted form of credential. • Badges rely on competency frameworks and use industry standards. • Valid assessment strategies • Portable - the student can bring their badges to different institutions and employers. • Valuable to the student, inst., and employer because the metadata shows what level of competency has been achieved. • Demonstrate competencies and substantiate with evidence. • Empowers learners.
  60. 60. #BbWorld14 Accreditors Views • Pat O’Brien, NEASC – Is credit involved? Accreditation is concerned with credit-bearing experiences, link to financial aid. – Quality - Is the ed. experience for what is being earned of high quality? How do you know? – Who awards the badges/accepts prior learning credit that a student brings in in the form of a badge? Oversight and faculty participation are fundamental in assessing the quality of the educational experience.
  61. 61. #BbWorld14 Accreditors views cont. • What about the student who brings badges to my institution? – Most accreditation agencies leave to the institution the number of credits that can be transferred in that are “credit for experimentation or non-collegiate sponsored learning.” – Student must demonstrate academic content is tied to the experience. – Transparency- students need to know clearly what will happen to the badges, i.e. credit acceptance, credit limits.
  62. 62. #BbWorld14 Megan Raymond Manager, Events and Programs WCET 303.541.0233 mraymond@wiche.edu @meraymond
  63. 63. #BbWorld14 Comments and Questions 63
  64. 64. #BbWorld14 Thank you! 64 • Please provide feedback for this session: 1) Select “Schedule” icon in BbWorld14 Mobile App 2) Find “Badges: New Currency for High Value Credentials” 3) Click “Tap here to take a survey.”

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