badges

Digital badges – the display problem

For all the promise of digital badges, the fact that they still can’t easily be displayed and shared is a significant failing. If we look at three of the four main types of digital badges […]

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A hierarchy of digital badges – level 4 Classroom

The final level of digital badges (in education at least) is Classroom badges. Now in keeping with the let’s-not-get-caught-up-on-semantics theme of this series of posts, it applies equally to the training room, the tutorial group […]

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A hierarchy of digital badges – level 3 Community

In addition to accredited study and work skills, digital badges can provide rich insights into a person’s wider interests and their engagement with their professional community. While this doesn’t seem to be happening widely yet, […]

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A hierarchy of digital badges – Level 2 Work skills

In my last post on this topic, I discussed why I think it helps to identify different types of digital badges and looked at more formal badges that are linked directly to accredited qualifications. The […]

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A hierarchy of digital badges – Level 1 Accredited

Part of me thinks it’s a really dumb idea to try to identify a hierarchy for digital badges and particular to try to name them. Because the people out there that don’t get badges are […]

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Developing Badge Literacy – an ongoing discussion

Sarah Thorneycroft, (@sthcrft), who I mentioned the other day, has been thinking about where we get started in spreading awareness of the value of digital badges and who some of the key players are when […]

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Teaching with Moodle – the Moodle for beginners MOOC

I’ve been using Moodle for 3-4 years now but as a big part of my job is to train our teachers in it, it seemed wise to sign up for the new Teaching with Moodle […]

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How to use Badges in Moodle – for both teachers and students

Here are a couple of guides that I have put together to help teachers and students use the Badge tool in Moodle (built on OpenBadges) It is a slightly convoluted process that hopefully will be […]

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OpenBadges.me

Handy free tool that lets users easily create simple images suitable for Open Badges Visit the site

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