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Digital Badges in Education
Nikola Milikic
nikola.milikic@gmail.com
1
Outline
• Learner scenario
• Problems with educational landscape
• Defining a badge
• Badging process
• Examples of applyi...
Learner Scenario
• Sara, an 18-year-old web developer
3
What are the problems with formal diplomas?
(Discuss in groups in 5 minutes)
4
TASK 1
Problems with educational landscape
1. Diplomas present an incomplete picture
– Do not capture learning outside of classro...
What is a Badge?
• A Badge is a symbol or indicator of one’s
accomplishment, skill, quality or interest
• Examples like Bo...
Open Badges
• Open Badge is a digital reward which can be
stored inside a student's ‘digital backpack’
7
Open Badges
• Badges can be achieved by completing tasks and
goals
8Smithsonian quest badges, link: http://smithsonianques...
Badge Metadata
9
Potential roles of badges in education:
- Primary
- Secondary
- Higher formal education
- Vocational
- Online learning and...
Potential Roles in Education
Primary Secondary Higher Vocational Online
Certification for
extra curricular
experience
Ackn...
Potential Roles in Education
‘Signposting’ in the Learning Space - Badge
Pathways
12
Badging Process
13
Earners and Backpack
14
Displayers
15
Opportunities
16
Participants in a badging process
• Issuers - create badges, make them available to
earners and award them
• Earners - app...
BuzzMath
18
BuzzMath
• Content Knowledge Badges - view of student’s
progress and accomplishments
19
BuzzMath
• Process Knowledge Badges - acknowledge and
reward students for positive behaviors
20
BuzzMath
• Achievement Badges – small attainable goals for
students; intended to motivate the student
21
BuzzMath - Decimals Badge
22
Badge the UK
23
Pathways for Lifelong Learning
• Providence After School Alliance – PASA
24
Grading Soft Skills - GRASS
• Developing innovative pedagogical approaches
and ICT tools to support:
– to develop novel pe...
Open Badges Infrastructure (OBI)
• Developed by the Mozilla Foundation
• Used to issue, earn and display badges
• Applicat...
Platforms Supporting Badges
• Moodle
• Blackboard
• Mahara
• PebblePad
• OpenMooc
• Wordpress (BadgeOS)
27
Learner Scenario Revised
28
TASK 3
• Divide in groups of 4 members
• Find a use case for using badges in education
(e.g. classes you teach, attend etc...
Credits
• Mozilla Wiki, “Open Badges presentation
materials”
• Acclaim, “Open Badges for Higher Education”
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Digital Badges in Education
Nikola Milikic
nikola.milikic@gmail.com
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Workshop - Open Badges in Education

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This workshop was given at the Tenth Joint European Summer School on Technology Enhanced Learning 2014 that took place at Malta from 27.04. - 02.05.

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Workshop - Open Badges in Education

  1. 1. Digital Badges in Education Nikola Milikic nikola.milikic@gmail.com 1
  2. 2. Outline • Learner scenario • Problems with educational landscape • Defining a badge • Badging process • Examples of applying badges • Task for you 2
  3. 3. Learner Scenario • Sara, an 18-year-old web developer 3
  4. 4. What are the problems with formal diplomas? (Discuss in groups in 5 minutes) 4 TASK 1
  5. 5. Problems with educational landscape 1. Diplomas present an incomplete picture – Do not capture learning outside of classroom 2. Diplomas lack transparency and granularity – Program and course outcomes not granular and transparent 3. Connecting learning and career pathways – Slow response on market demands 5
  6. 6. What is a Badge? • A Badge is a symbol or indicator of one’s accomplishment, skill, quality or interest • Examples like Boy and Girl Scouts, Foursquare etc. 6
  7. 7. Open Badges • Open Badge is a digital reward which can be stored inside a student's ‘digital backpack’ 7
  8. 8. Open Badges • Badges can be achieved by completing tasks and goals 8Smithsonian quest badges, link: http://smithsonianquests.org/
  9. 9. Badge Metadata 9
  10. 10. Potential roles of badges in education: - Primary - Secondary - Higher formal education - Vocational - Online learning and MOOCs (5 minutes) 10 TASK 2
  11. 11. Potential Roles in Education Primary Secondary Higher Vocational Online Certification for extra curricular experience Acknowledging skills motivation motivation Visibility of a badge Map competences to task Specifying prerequisites for specific competence/co urse Uniform standards of information Self-regulation (indicator of a progress) Self-assessment 11 (filled based on Task 2 responses)
  12. 12. Potential Roles in Education ‘Signposting’ in the Learning Space - Badge Pathways 12
  13. 13. Badging Process 13
  14. 14. Earners and Backpack 14
  15. 15. Displayers 15
  16. 16. Opportunities 16
  17. 17. Participants in a badging process • Issuers - create badges, make them available to earners and award them • Earners - apply for badges and display them • Displayers - display badges earned by particular earners 17
  18. 18. BuzzMath 18
  19. 19. BuzzMath • Content Knowledge Badges - view of student’s progress and accomplishments 19
  20. 20. BuzzMath • Process Knowledge Badges - acknowledge and reward students for positive behaviors 20
  21. 21. BuzzMath • Achievement Badges – small attainable goals for students; intended to motivate the student 21
  22. 22. BuzzMath - Decimals Badge 22
  23. 23. Badge the UK 23
  24. 24. Pathways for Lifelong Learning • Providence After School Alliance – PASA 24
  25. 25. Grading Soft Skills - GRASS • Developing innovative pedagogical approaches and ICT tools to support: – to develop novel pedagogical approaches to support continuous development of learners' soft skills – to incorporate these approaches in daily practices, at multiple levels of education – to develop a rich, structured set of soft skills metrics Project website: http://grass.fon.bg.ac.rs/ 25
  26. 26. Open Badges Infrastructure (OBI) • Developed by the Mozilla Foundation • Used to issue, earn and display badges • Applications are able to share, stack, combine, and include badges issued by other applications. 26
  27. 27. Platforms Supporting Badges • Moodle • Blackboard • Mahara • PebblePad • OpenMooc • Wordpress (BadgeOS) 27
  28. 28. Learner Scenario Revised 28
  29. 29. TASK 3 • Divide in groups of 4 members • Find a use case for using badges in education (e.g. classes you teach, attend etc.) • Design 2-3 badges (15 min) • Present your badges (10 min) • Badge Canvas: http://bit.ly/digital-badge-canvas 29
  30. 30. Credits • Mozilla Wiki, “Open Badges presentation materials” • Acclaim, “Open Badges for Higher Education” 30
  31. 31. Digital Badges in Education Nikola Milikic nikola.milikic@gmail.com 31

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