Archive for September 25, 2013

Do It Yourself Badges

Connected Learning TV is hosting a series of webinars on digital badge learning, and the latest from this series focuses on “Do It Yourself Badges.” Whether you are interested in exploring badge learning tools or just want to learn more about how badge learning works, approaches to design and lessons from the field, this webinar features multiple perspectives.

Here are some of the highlights from the webinar…

Lucas Blair, founder of Little Bird Games and educational game designer, explains how badges are not rewards. Badges are about learning — they signify learning achievements. Terrarium TV Badge learning has the potential to recognize learning habits, AND academic skills. Not only this, but badge learning provides a unique opportunity to recognize achievements both inside and outside of school. And, as Carla Casilli from Mozilla Foundation points out, badges are unique in that they can illuminate skills that may get lost in the larger scope of a learning canvas. Lucas also shared his six step approach to badge design, which draws upon principles of both game design and learning design.

Here is some fodder for building your own badge learning program and system:

Why Should You Care About Badges?

Here is a lively and passionate conversation between Cathy N. Davidson, Jim Diamond and Sheryl Grant, considering the value and learning possibilities that digital badges can offer students.

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Update on Badge Learning


Expanding Education and Workforce Opportunities Through Digital Badges

A a current report on badge learning and its potential in K-12, higher education and in the workforce (from Alliance for Excellent Education and the Mozilla Foundation.)

“Badges can provide a learning ‘map’ to help learners see the skills that matter and the options for gaining those skills additional resources.”

Coming soon from TAMRITZ…a series of blog posts on badge learning and professional development in the trenches. Stay tuned!