Archive for September 25, 2013

Do It Yourself Badges

badgelearningThere is a great deal to consider when designing your own badge learning program and system.  Here at TAMRITZ, we take these matters seriously, considering elements of instructional design, student agency over the learning, project-based learning, core content, elements of gamification, connected learning principles and digital media literacies.

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…  Read more

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.

Watch live streaming video from connectedlearningtv at livestream.com

Update on Badge Learning

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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.”

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