Open Badges: Making Learning Visible (MADLaT 2014)

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Emerging research and practice on the impact of Open Badges on learning in higher education. Move from a duplicate account (http://www.slideshare.net/donpresant9)

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1. Open BadgesMaking Learning VisibleMADLaT 2014May 2, 2014Don PresantPRESENTATION SUPPORT PAGE:http://bit.ly/openbadges4he 2. About Don and Learning AgentsePortfolio, eLearning, eMediahttp://donpresant.ca 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 introductionhttp://www.savvyfolio.net/user/don/overview-open-badges 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 MaharaUK12http://maharauk.org/mod/resource/view.php?id=117 Video: Chicago Summer of Learning 9. Open BadgesSimple structure: image + databit.ly/ePIC2013_Belshaw 10. Open BadgesAn evolving ecosystemhttp://openmatt.org/ 11. Badge PathwaysMozilla Webmakerhttp://dougbelshaw.com/blog/2012/08/15/what-were-up-to-with-mozilla-webmaker-open-badges/ 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 displaybit.ly/ePIC2013_Belshaw 15. Badges in PSEPurdueVideo playlist:http://www.savvyfolio.net/user/don/open-badges-and-higher-education 16. Badges in PSEUniversity of California Davis media-rich, tiled portfoliosUC Davis article: bit.ly/1cvvfW0Inside Higher Ed article: bit.ly/UCDbadgesHASTAC case study: bit.ly/1hXPQ8IPresentation: bit.ly/KyDdrx 17. Badges in PSEUniversity of California - DavisPresentation: bit.ly/KyDdrx 18. Badges in PSEUCD high level walkthroughbit.ly/193Tvnl 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 andmotivateshttp://www.slideshare.net/sjc36/badges-at-theformalinformalinterfacecrossgalley2013Im 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) MOOChttp://www.olds.ac.uk/badgesSee analysis: MOOC Badging and the Learning Arc 21. Open UniversityBeyond the MOOC 22. Another MOOC with BadgesDavid Wiley makes you workhttps://learn.canvas.net/courses/4 23. Pearson getting involvedAcclaimhttp://www.pearsonvue.com/sponsors/acclaim/ 24. Orientation/OnboardingSurvival skills at George Brown Collegehttp://www.badgecentre.ca/ 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 http://backpack.openbadges.org/ Earn your first badge http://openbadges.org/earn/ Create and issue your first badge http://badg.us/ is a good exploratory platform Visual design: custom is best, but experiment with this onlinedesigner: https://www.openbadges.me/ Research and reflect http://www.savvyfolio.net/user/don/open-badges-and-higher-education Design and implement a small system Sound pedagogy, robust technology 30. Open BadgesDesigning a badge for your contextbit.ly/ePIC2013_Belshaw 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: MichaelBoll.me 32. Templateshttp://www.digitalme.co.uk/badgecanvasSee also: http://bit.ly/BadgeSystemDesignTemplate 33. TechnologyGetting serious about implementation Badge Creation and Issuing Platforms Badg.us Cred.ly Wordpress: BadgeOS, WPBadger Moodle, Blackboard (D2L coming?) Mozilla Badge Kit Openbadgefactory.com (Moodle/Mahara/Open API) Mozilla spreadsheet:Platforms for issuing Open Badges:bit.ly/openbadges-platforms 34. TechnologyLMS and ePortfolio examplehttp://docs.moodle.org/dev/openbadges 35. TechnologyOpen Badge Factorybit.ly/ePIC2013_Rousselle 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: MichaelBoll.me 37. Badge Challenge!http://bit.ly/challenge_dl_badges 38. PRESENTATION SUPPORT PAGE:bit.ly/openbadges4hedon@learningagents.caTwitter: donpresantePortfolio: donpresant.caSavvyfolio.net