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Portfolios and  Badge Systems Motivating Adult Learners with Authentic Learning Environments Betzi Bateman March 1, 2012
Focus Questions <ul><li>What motivates adult learners? </li></ul><ul><li>What are portfolios? </li></ul><ul><li>What are b...
Characteristics of Adult Learners
What is the goal? <ul><li>Prospective employers will have clear picture of students’: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Real-world exp...
One way to reach the goal <ul><li>Portfolio System </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Badges indicating level of mastery </li></ul></ul...
Badge systems
Badges to show mastery level <ul><li>Apprentice </li></ul><ul><li>Practitioner </li></ul>
<ul><li>Class-based </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Cases </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Scenarios </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Community-base...
<ul><li>Reflection-in-action </li></ul><ul><li>Reflection-on-action </li></ul>Reflection in the portfolio system “ microbl...
Putting it all together Student Database Community  Connection Solution Reflects Badge
Reaching the goal Badge Name:  Learner Analysis Mastery Level:  Practitioner Community Connection:  AAA Services Instructi...
Proposed Plan of Action <ul><li>Set timeline </li></ul><ul><li>Review program outcomes </li></ul><ul><li>Determine badge m...
For More Information <ul><li>Merriam, Caffarella, & Baumgartner, (2007).  Learning in Adulthood , Chapter 7: Experience an...
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Portfolios and Badge Systems

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A proposal for program revision centered on a portfolio/badge system to highlight students' skills and real-world learning.

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Portfolios and Badge Systems

  1. 1. Portfolios and Badge Systems Motivating Adult Learners with Authentic Learning Environments Betzi Bateman March 1, 2012
  2. 2. Focus Questions <ul><li>What motivates adult learners? </li></ul><ul><li>What are portfolios? </li></ul><ul><li>What are badge systems? </li></ul><ul><li>What are the steps to implementing a reflective, field-based portfolio system? </li></ul>
  3. 3. Characteristics of Adult Learners
  4. 4. What is the goal? <ul><li>Prospective employers will have clear picture of students’: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Real-world experience </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mastery level </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ability to do the job </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. One way to reach the goal <ul><li>Portfolio System </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Badges indicating level of mastery </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Database of real-world instructional problems </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reflection-in-action </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reflection-on-action </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Badge systems
  7. 7. Badges to show mastery level <ul><li>Apprentice </li></ul><ul><li>Practitioner </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>Class-based </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Cases </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Scenarios </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Community-based </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Real-world </li></ul></ul>Database of instructional problems
  9. 9. <ul><li>Reflection-in-action </li></ul><ul><li>Reflection-on-action </li></ul>Reflection in the portfolio system “ microblogging” by flckr user cristinacosta http://www.flickr.com/photos/cristinacosta/3224699599/ “ Amazon blog” by flckr user Dan Taylor http://www.flickr.com/photos/dantaylor/2103836363/
  10. 10. Putting it all together Student Database Community Connection Solution Reflects Badge
  11. 11. Reaching the goal Badge Name: Learner Analysis Mastery Level: Practitioner Community Connection: AAA Services Instructional Problem: Employees do not backup their work Solution: Automated Reminder System Read more  Badge Name: Mastery Level: Community Connection: Instructional Problem: Solution:
  12. 12. Proposed Plan of Action <ul><li>Set timeline </li></ul><ul><li>Review program outcomes </li></ul><ul><li>Determine badge mastery levels </li></ul><ul><li>Determine types of badges </li></ul><ul><li>Connect badges to courses/program requirements </li></ul><ul><li>Develop community connections database </li></ul><ul><li>Design and develop portfolio system </li></ul>
  13. 13. For More Information <ul><li>Merriam, Caffarella, & Baumgartner, (2007). Learning in Adulthood , Chapter 7: Experience and Learning. (Portfolios, reflection, cognitive apprenticeships) </li></ul><ul><li>Reeves, (2000). Alternative assessment approaches for online learning environments in higher education. J. Educational Computing Research, 23 (1), 101-111. </li></ul><ul><li>Chronicle of Higher Education , “’Badges’ Earned Online Pose Challenge to Traditional College Diplomas,” Jan. 8, 2012, http://chronicle.com/article/Badges-Earned-Online-Pose/130241/ </li></ul><ul><li>Digital Media Learning Competition 4 , “Badges for Lifelong Learning,” http://www.dmlcompetition.net/ </li></ul>

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