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Open Badges Making Learning Visible MADLaT 2014 May 2, 2014 Don Presant PRESENTATION SUPPORT PAGE:

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  • 1. Open BadgesMaking Learning VisibleMADLaT 2014May 2, 2014Don PresantPRESENTATION SUPPORT PAGE:

2. About Don and Learning AgentsePortfolio, eLearning, eMedia 3. Agenda What are Open Badges? How do Open Badges support learning? How do I get started? Badge Challenge! 4. What are Open Badges? 5. Brief introduction 6. Origins Badges, medals, ribbons since pre-Roman times Military, Boy Scouts, Girl Guides Public recognition rewarding positive (desired)behaviour More recently: video games leveling upGirl Guides of Canada via Flickr CCBY 7. Leveling up at Khan AcademyInternal Badges for Learning 8. Digital certificates with Open BadgesThink: online micro credentialRichard Wyles, Totara LMS at MaharaUK12 Video: Chicago Summer of Learning 9. Open BadgesSimple structure: image + 10. Open BadgesAn evolving ecosystem 11. Badge PathwaysMozilla Webmaker 12. Open Badges and Digital Certification Competency based Can parallel formal certification, or feed into it Visually efficient and appealing Fun, motivating to earn (?) Transparent, trustable Criteria, evidence, issue/expiry date Ongoing connection to issuer Individual learning pathways Granular milestones; see progress in MOOCs, OERs Progress in incomplete programs can still be recognized Flexible, diverse, blendable, portable, shareable Automatically / manually awarded 13. How do Open Badgessupport learning?Badging can help speed the shift from credentials that simply measure seattime, to ones that more accurately measure competency.Arne Duncan, Secretary of Education, 2011Inside Higher Ed, Jan 2014 14. Open BadgesAssessment and 15. Badges in PSEPurdueVideo playlist: 16. Badges in PSEUniversity of California Davis media-rich, tiled portfoliosUC Davis article: Higher Ed article: case study: 17. Badges in PSEUniversity of California - DavisPresentation: 18. Badges in PSEUCD high level 19. Open UniversityMOOC Motivator?Formative SummativeBadgeAttainmentBadgeDisplayIntrinsicMotivationExtrinsicMotivationThey make me smile!Which is a good thing learning should be funand I think this was afun element of thecourseEarned my Week 1Badge from #oldsmooc!Unexpectedly pleased tohave a reward foreffort! What fun andmotivates not sure yet if Illreally use them[externally]I decided that theymight be useful asevidence of professionaldevelopment I dontknow if anyone in myinstitution will care, butin case they do, I havethe badges. 20. Open UniversityOpen Learning Design Studio (OLDS) MOOC analysis: MOOC Badging and the Learning Arc 21. Open UniversityBeyond the MOOC 22. Another MOOC with BadgesDavid Wiley makes you work 23. Pearson getting involvedAcclaim 24. Orientation/OnboardingSurvival skills at George Brown College 25. Open BadgesMaking learning visible Progress markers Motivating learners, supportingadvisors Learning pathways Granular, incremental, flexible Visual branding Issuers and learners Online trust system Demonstrate skills & capabilities 26. Six Ways to Look at Badging SystemsDesigned for Learning Alternative Assessment Gamifying Education Learning Scaffolding Develop Lifelong Learning Skills Driver for Digital Media & Learning Democratize LearningBarry Joseph, Global Kids, IncQuoted by David Wiley 27. Emerging Research Digital Badges: An Annotated Research Bibliography v1Curated by HASTAC Badges for Learning ResearchHASTAC blog DML Design Principles Documentation ProjectDigital Media and Learning; 30 funded projects Remediating AssessmentBlog: Daniel Hickey et al, Indiana University Do badges work?Internal badge system in Peerwise (n>1000) Open University (Simon Cross)Upcoming journal article, Slideshare 28. How do I get started? 29. Incremental stepsGet your feet wet and keep on wading in Set up your personal Backpack account Earn your first badge Create and issue your first badge is a good exploratory platform Visual design: custom is best, but experiment with this onlinedesigner: Research and reflect Design and implement a small system Sound pedagogy, robust technology 30. Open BadgesDesigning a badge for your 31. Recommended Badge Practices Set clear, objective criteria to make them easyto understand Make them easy to accept and display Make them a valued currency Easy to start, getting harder Add new ones on a regular basis to maintaininterest Use technical support wisely to supporteducators, solve problems and ensuresustainabilityBased on: 32. Templates also: 33. TechnologyGetting serious about implementation Badge Creation and Issuing Platforms Wordpress: BadgeOS, WPBadger Moodle, Blackboard (D2L coming?) Mozilla Badge Kit (Moodle/Mahara/Open API) Mozilla spreadsheet:Platforms for issuing Open 34. TechnologyLMS and ePortfolio example 35. TechnologyOpen Badge 36. Bringing Badges inshould you decide to do so Begin with why? (lead with the need) Engagement, retention, behaviour change, branding, etc. Consider building a logic model Find early adopters Start small, get it working, improve over time Insist on excellent visual design MAKE THE MECHANICS EASY for both issuers and earners Get admin support to scale up Get appropriate technical resources Market! Presentations, elevator pitches, gentle nagging Publicize adopters (news, awards, etc.) Reports, statisticsBased on: 37. Badge Challenge! 38. PRESENTATION SUPPORT[email protected]: donpresantePortfolio: