Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Badges!

Republished with permission of the University of Wisconsin Stout
Tech Tips Newsletter
October 30, 2013
Editor: Karen Franker
This e-newsletter is brought to you by University of Wisconsin-Stout School of Education. 

NOTE: Web version of the newsletter
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In this issue...

1. Digital and Open Badges for Teaching and Training
2. Tech Tip: Top Sticky Note Apps for Student Collaboration 
3. You're the First to Find Out… 
    Dates for January, February and March 2014 Online Classes
 
 
Digital and Open Badges for Teaching and Training
 
Explore the latest uses of digital badges to assess and support learning, increase motivation, and offer skills credentialing to learners of all ages.
 
Daniel Hickey describes the marketing benefits of awarding digital badges, including helping prospective students see the value of a program. In addition, he addresses seven key questions that institutions need to ask to ensure that badges enhance learning outcomes.
 
Digital Badges Would Represent Students’ Skill Acquisitions
Katie Ash examines the arguments for and against the use of badges to provide a more granular view of K-12 students’ accomplishments.
 
How Badges Really Work in Higher Education
David Raths explores how and why higher ed institutions are implementing digital badges, including key questions that administrators should ask about alternative credentialing.
Design Principles for Motivating Learning with Digital Badges
Katerina Schenke and others provide eleven key principles for ensuring that badge design successfully motivates learners including: evolving requirements, competition, and identity recognition.
 
Open Badges: Portable Credentials for Learning
Bill Brandon explains how Mozilla Open Badges differ from digital badges in providing structured credentialing systems to document learning.
Design Principles for Assessing Learning with Digital Badges
Rebecca Itow and Daniel Hickey describe their top ten principles for effectively using badges to assess learning including: leveling systems, mastery learning, and rubrics.
7 Things You Should Know About….Badges (PDF)
The Educause staff provides an overview of the significance of digital badges in documenting learners’ achievements, and focuses on the challenges and teaching/learning implications of using badges in higher education.
Sheryl Grant and Kristan E. Shawgo have created this comprehensive annotated bibliography on digital badges. As this is a collaborative work in progress, the authors invite others to share their favorite resources.
 
Tony Vincent compares the features of Padlet http://padlet.com/  (formerly Wallwisher) and Linohttp://en.linoit.com/ . Both digital tools facilitate student sharing of photos, videos, and ideas on virtual walls-- all without requiring students to have email addresses, log-ins, or passwords.
 
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