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What is a Badge? badge [baj]: a special or distinctive mark, token, or device worn as a sign of allegiance, membership, authority, achievement, etc. (Source: Dictionary.com) A badge is a symbol or indicator of an accomplishment, skill, quality or interest. From the Boy and Girl Scouts, to PADI diving instruction, to the more recently popular geo-location game, Foursquare, badges have been successfully used to set goals, motivate behaviors, represent achievements and communicate success in many contexts. A “digital badge” is an online record of achievements, tracking the recipient’s communities of interaction that issued the badge and the work completed to get it. Digital Badges vs Open Badges A digital badge is an online representation of a skill you’ve earned. Open Badges are: Free and open: Mozilla Open Badges is not proprietary. Open Badges make it easy to: What is Mozilla's Open Badges project? Learning today happens everywhere, not just in the classroom. Mozilla BadgeKit BadgeKit: Ready?

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Digital badges Digital badges are a validated indicator of accomplishment, skill, quality or interest that can be earned in various learning environments.[1] Origin and Development[edit] Showing a user's group of badges from Mozilla's Badge Backpack. Traditional physical badges have been used for many years by various organizations such as the United States Army[2] and the Boy Scouts of America[3] to give members a physical emblem to display the accomplishment of various achievements. While physical badges have been in use for hundreds of years, the idea of digital badges is a relatively recent development drawn from research into gamification.

Get Your Navigator Badge Here! There isare 5 challenges left on this page. Yay, you finished all the challenges! Now you have a navigator badge. Do you have what it takes to surf the web like the pros? Annotate YouTube Videos November 5, 2015 YouTube video editor is absolutely a powerful video editing platform to use in your instruction to create and edit videos. It provides almost all the pro features you normally find in a premium video software and all for free. Our YouTube for Teachers series here in EdTech and mLearning attempts to help teachers make the best of YouTube in their teaching by providing them with educational channels designed specifically to tend to teachers educational video content as well as resources featuring tips and tricks on how to create and edit instructional videos on Youtube.

Open Badges Earning badges for learning new things is an entrenched idea. Legions of Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts have decorated their sashes with badges, demonstrating their mastery of various skills. A badge is a symbol of personal achievement that’s acknowledged by others. The Mozilla Foundation and Peer-to-Peer University (P2PU), among others, are working to create an alternative — and recognized — form of certification that combines merit-earned badges with an open framework. The Open Badges Project will allow skills and competencies to be tracked, assessed, and showcased. Send Them on Learning Missions Posted by Shelly Terrell on Wednesday, December 4th 2013 Included in the Digital Tips Advent Calendar and part of the Effective Technology Integration category “If you think of learning as a path, you can picture yourself walking beside her rather than either pushing or dragging or carrying her along.” ~ Polly Berrien Berends We are born curious. Observe toddlers playing and you will notice their eyes questioning the objects around them.

Badges/Issuers This page includes information about some organizations that are currently issuing badges. Badge issuing organizations are groups or individuals who have content to share and/or contributions and skills that they want to recognize. They determine the criteria and system design behind their badges, and they align those badges with the Open Badges Infrastructure. Free CPD Modules - Learning futures Xerte Online Toolkits is a free, open source suite of browser-based tools that enables the guided creation of mobile-friendly, accessible, interactive learning materials with no need for specialist skills. If you are new to Xerte Online Toolkits, you will find out what it is, how it works, and examples of how it's used across the world. If you are an existing user, you will find out about exciting new developments including the move to the Apereo foundation, the next release, the new editor, and new templates and page types. Ron Mitchell, a leading Xerte Online Toolkits practitioner, will help you to gain a clear understanding of Xerte and how to get the most out of using it. Following the webinar, you will be guided through a range of online resources and tools and participate in an activity that will help you to utilise Xerte Online Toolkits in your organisation. View Getting the most from Xerte Online Toolkits module...

12 Gamification Platforms A major sign of the explosive growth that lies ahead for gamification, or making a non-game application more engaging by adding game-like features, is the packaging of game mechanics as an off-the-shelf solution by several emerging gamification platform vendors. Gamification technology has just been democratized. As marketers and software developers rush to tap into the increased engagement, fun, and loyalty of gamification, M2 Research predicts that this emerging space will generate $1.6B in revenue by 2015. Only a few months ago gamification was the province of a few mega-sensations like Foursquare and Zynga.

Rewards and Gaming #3dgamelab The idea of badges and achievements in gaming is a problem for teachers who have abolished extrinsic motivators in their classrooms. In 3DGL there is a Badges section, an Achievements section and an Awards section. I’m really conflicted by the awards section because it’s more like rewards than badges and achievements in my eyes. I wrote a blog post years ago that led me to raise the discussion of awards ceremonies at my school. We used to have monthly awards ceremonies where we’d give out awards to some kids and choose a few students of the month. It never felt good and the many kids who sat with no award were not being motivated to try harder.

Sande Chen's Blog - Are Badges Really All That? The following blog post, unless otherwise noted, was written by a member of Gamasutra’s community. The thoughts and opinions expressed are those of the writer and not Gamasutra or its parent company. [This blog entry originally appeared on Game Design Aspect of the Month for the topic, Gamification.] While working as a game designer, I've had to come up with a lot of badges, titles, or achievements. A Checklist for Evaluating Gamification Platforms Conventional wisdom has it that sales people love competition. They want a challenge, beat their friends and colleagues, and be on top of the leaderboard. And sales managers constantly use carrots and competition, because this is what “motivates" sales agents.

Badges, Do We Need Them? #3dgamelab Not sure, jury’s still out on that one for me. In my brief, 22 year career, I’ve tried incentives such as grades, stickers, beans in a jar, lotto tickets, class money, awards all the way to abolishing all of those, even the grades. The change to no rewards and punishments worked, but not as well as I imagined. I still wasn’t reaching all my students. So I tried gamification. SAMR Model Explained for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning Below is a great video explaining the SAMR model in 120 seconds. SAMR is a framework through which you can assess and evaluate the technology you use in your class. Here is how the video below shared by Candace M explains the SAMR's four levels: Substitution In a substitution level, teachers or students are only using new technology tools to replace old ones, for instance, using Google Docs to replace Microsoft Word. the task ( writing) is the same but the tools are different.

Game based learning & Gamification Lots people want to get started with game based learning, gamification and serious games in their training. We’ve been curating game related content for over a year and a half while conducting our own research and case studies. Here are 100 articles related to games and learning. Some of them are research-based, while others just offer an interesting perspective to spark discussion. Take what you need and share this with a colleague. Game Based Learning Mobile Games for Adult Learning: What’s the Appeal?

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