Two Sides of Implementing Digital Badges


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Two Sides of Implementing Digital Badges

  1. 1. Digital Badges Part 2 Presenter: Peter Rawsthorne Twitter: @prawsthorne Backchannel: #digitalbadges
  2. 2. 2nd Lunch and Learn• December 11th – Badge Systems Design • Traditional badge systems • Digital badge systems – Technology Implementation • Issuer, Earner (backpack), and Displayer • Related widgets • Messaging based approach – Possible Futures • Meta-cognition & Personalized curriculum
  3. 3. Badge Systems Design
  4. 4. Traditional Badge Systems
  5. 5. Scouting
  6. 6. Scouting (badge assessment) • Skills assessment • Evaluation with “defense” • Master / Apprentice
  7. 7. Martial Arts
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  9. 9. Are these badges?• B.A. - Bachelor of Arts BSc• B.S./B.Sc. - Bachelor of Science• M.A. - Master of Arts• M.S./M.Sc. - Master of Science• Ph.D. - Doctor of Philosophy MA• Ed.D. - Doctor of Education• Psy.D. - Doctor of Psychology• Th.D. - Doctor of Theology PhD
  10. 10. Digital Badge Systems
  11. 11. • Look at Digital Media and Learning site for their work around badges and design - competition-cfp.php• Carla Casilli has been looking at badge system design for a while - system-design-2/• Erin Knight provides leadership to the open badges team and also has many interesting insights into badge systems design - ts-of-badge-system-design
  12. 12. Issuer• The issuer creates the badge,• figures out what skills and knowledge are represented by the badge,• figures out how to assess (or prove) if a person has the skills and knowledge to earn the badge.• The issuer has a lot of heavy lifting to do, this is because determining if someone has mastered the skills and knowledge and are deserving of a badge requires work and should be rigorous if the badge is going to hold value.
  13. 13. Earner• The earner is anyone who wants to earn a badge. And they are willing to focus their energy and make an effort to acquire the skills and knowledge that demonstrates their mastery represented by the badge.• Badges are everywhere, and are particularly present in our youth. – Girl Scouts can earn badges, – Students in sailing school can earn badges, – Swimmers can earn badges.• It is these badge systems where people prove skills, knowledge and ability and from this they earn badges.
  14. 14. Displayer• The displayer provides the ability to display badges. This could be a social media site like facebook or it could be your own personal wordpress blog.• The displayer will retrieve badges from an earners storage and display them for all to see.• The groupings and permissions around the display of badges will be determined by the preferences of the earner.
  15. 15. issuers displayers
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  17. 17. Open source is a great thing…
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  19. 19. What’s Next?
  20. 20. Federated Backpack
  21. 21. The go-cart badge
  22. 22. full circle.Setting out to inspire adult learners. Pedagogy, technology and life-longlearning from outside the institutions.
  23. 23. Meta-cognition is really important. Mindfulness, self-awareness and action. How do you learn? Two themes...Meta-cognitive Knowledge – reflecting on what we know. Meta-cognitive Regulating – directing our learning.
  24. 24. William PinarAllegories of the Present: Curriculum Development in a Culture of Narcissism and Presentism"
  25. 25. This leads to personal curriculum mapping.Why shouldnt we create our ownpersonal curriculum? Back to the go-cart badge ;)Blended is the way!!!!! Connected learning offers much!
  26. 26. Badge Clustering
  27. 27. Thank-you!
  28. 28. Questions... Twitter: @prawsthorne