Digital Badging: Student-Curated Evidence of Learning

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Digital BadgingStudent-Curated Evidence of LearningDr. Niesha Ziehmke, Executive Associate for Academic AffairsJessica Perez, Director of Career Development and Student EngagementDigital evidence of learning, skills, knowledgeDigital tools placed in students hands to show their accomplishmentsMicro-credentials that have the potential to drive retention and momentum toward degreeDigital BadgesDr. Niesha Ziehmke, Executive Associate for Academic AffairsJessica Perez, Director of Career Development and Student EngagementThe Co-Curricular Digital Badging Pilot was an effort to explore the technological needs to implement a badging system at the college; translate student achievements to other stakeholders; help students better understand their own skill set and potential career paths; and create future leaders. Digital Badging GoalsDr. Niesha Ziehmke, Executive Associate for Academic AffairsJessica Perez, Director of Career Development and Student EngagementPresidents SocietyScience Service LearningePortfolio ScholarsCareer ReadinessCurrent BadgesDr. Niesha Ziehmke, Executive Associate for Academic AffairsJessica Perez, Director of Career Development and Student EngagementHelps students develop leadership skills, participate in cultural activities, and advance their professional identityOffers students opportunities to gain experience with networking, interviewing, public speaking, and etiquette to become ambassadors for the CollegePresidents Society BadgeDr. Niesha Ziehmke, Executive Associate for Academic AffairsJessica Perez, Director of Career Development and Student EngagementProvides opportunities for civic engagement to test and improve local waterwaysGives students hands on experience of what a scientist does and expands their notion of careers in the sciencesScience Service Learning BadgeDr. Niesha Ziehmke, Executive Associate for Academic AffairsJessica Perez, Director of Career Development and Student EngagementGuides students through the experience of deepening their work in the eP in order to serve as models for the CollegeHelps students engage the capacity for integration of their learning, growth and development in the ePEnhances students digital communication skills as they relate to the eP ePortfolio Scholars BadgeDr. Niesha Ziehmke, Executive Associate for Academic AffairsJessica Perez, Director of Career Development and Student EngagementPrepares LaGuardia student employees in Federal Work Study for the workplaceReinforces the connections between work, academics, and career developmentOffers orientation, career development before and during workplace experience on campusCareer Readiness BadgeDr. Niesha Ziehmke, Executive Associate for Academic AffairsJessica Perez, Director of Career Development and Student EngagementCareer Readiness: Our first stackable badgeDr. Niesha Ziehmke, Executive Associate for Academic AffairsJessica Perez, Director of Career Development and Student EngagementStudent ePortfoliosSpring 2016 Pilot Cohort:Crystal Fosterhttps://lagcc-cuny.digication.com/crystal_foster_hsf90/AboutMe/Fall 2016 Cohort: John Sanabria https://lagcc-cuny.digication.com/john_sanabria_health_sciences_2015/AboutMeClaudia Tacuri https://lagcc-cuny.digication.com/claudia_tacuri_eportfolio/AboutMe/(Claudias Badge is under her About me section Credly badges because she is also a part of e-Portfolio Scholars) Dr. Niesha Ziehmke, Executive Associate for Academic AffairsJessica Perez, Director of Career Development and Student EngagementDigital BadgingPilot ResultsDr. Niesha Ziehmke, Executive Associate for Academic AffairsJessica Perez, Director of Career Development and Student Engagement92 students participated in our badging projects45, 49% were awarded a badgeResultsSurvey Data93% of students agreed or strongly agreed that they learned new skills in the badging project and that they gained confidence in themselves as a result of the project.92% noted their interest in attaining the badge.74% reported that the badge motivated them to complete the project.Dr. Niesha Ziehmke, Executive Associate for Academic AffairsJessica Perez, Director of Career Development and Student Engagement*Help with potential employer/career 10Recognition for accomplishment 10Skills development 6Student quotes:It motivated me to develop my skills that are necessary in todays job market.When you work for something you earned, it makes you feel better about yourself.Q: How did the badge motivate you to do the work for this project?Dr. Niesha Ziehmke, Executive Associate for Academic AffairsJessica Perez, Director of Career Development and Student EngagementSkills development 21Career/resume development 5Benefits of badge 1Student quotes:I learned about money management, time management, different life roles I have and how to prioritize everything in my life.How to network, improve my presentation skills, and build a resume.Q: What did you learn during this project?Dr. Niesha Ziehmke, Executive Associate for Academic AffairsJessica Perez, Director of Career Development and Student EngagementMake the case for badging for students early and oftenThink about the benefits and drawbacks for starting badging with an existing program or building a badging project from scratch.Consider process for scaling early, including how badge design implicationsGround badge projects in college-wide competenciesWhen working with outside vendors, get the process started early.Lessons LearnedDr. Niesha Ziehmke, Executive Associate for Academic AffairsJessica Perez, Director of Career Development and Student EngagementDigital BadgingNext StepsDr. Niesha Ziehmke, Executive Associate for Academic AffairsJessica Perez, Director of Career Development and Student EngagementAdding new badges: Peer Advisor/Peer Mentor, Global Learning, Undergraduate Research, LeadershipCreating badging categoriesDeveloping a set of common goals for each badging categoryGrounding each badge in the College-wide learning outcomesDigital Badging 2016-17Dr. Niesha Ziehmke, Executive Associate for Academic AffairsJessica Perez, Director of Career Development and Student EngagementWorking individually, use badge design canvas to think through a possible badge on your campus.Now turn to your neighbor and share your idea for a pilot badge on your campus. Then share your notes from #3 Badge purpose and value.Coming back to the whole group, lets hear some of the ideas that came up for badges. What are some possible benefits and challenges?Developing Your Own BadgeDr. Niesha Ziehmke, Executive Associate for Academic AffairsJessica Perez, Director of Career Development and Student Engagement*

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