Presentation slides for the snowed out <a>Online Northwest</a> 2014 conference.
Emily Ford, Urban & Public Affairs Librarian, Portland State University
Nicholas Schiller, Systems & Instruction Librarian, Washington State University- Vancouver
Dawn Richardson, Assistant Professor of Community Health, Portland State University
Digital badges present librarians with new ways of engaging with patrons including recognizing patron achievement and improved communication. This session will provide an overview of digital badges--including an explanation of underlying pedagogical aims--and will address badging as “code-shifting” or using different communication methods for different audiences. Finally, it will present a major collaboration between Portland State University Library and disciplinary faculty to integrate badges in undergraduate courses, providing librarian and disciplinary faculty perspectives.