Mark Sheppard said:
Thanks for setting up this challenge, Leah. I have been hanging around the periphery of this topic for a while, but the timing is definitely good. I look forward to learning more in the days and weeks to come.
I just wanted to check in. I know I have been absent from the boards. I have been working hard- going back to school and, more importantly, on developing more courses for our upcoming School of Open Badges (read more here). Keep up the great work!
Hi everyone! I just heard about badges this week and am very excited to learn more. I'm thinking they would be a great addition to a program that I teach in where students have to create e-portfolios. As an instructor, I could create badges for students to include in their portfolios.
I look forward to learning more about this new tool for verifying skills, knowledge etc.
I have become acquainted with OPen Badges through Mozilla and completed one on just finding out what open badges are. I am interested in learning more about them as well as how to design them. I am an educator and want to enrich how I teach and learn. Thanks Leah!
I found myself falling down this rabbit hole as my son is active on diy.org. It is a great site that encourages kids learning though “Build, Make, Hack, Grow” projects. They earn badges for completing these project and have a way to display them and there badges in a kid safe way. Well this lead me to trying to more about the ideas behind the site... and a few site later here I am.
I am intrigued and wary. A university where I work as an Instructional Designer is exploring MOOC's (who isn't?). This led us to a conversation and possible visit with Mozilla, which led me to the topic of badges, and that led me here! I decided to do what I preach to my critical thinking students: Open your mind, explore a new topic, learn all about it from a variety of reliable sources, then form your own opinion. So here I am!
Yay! I finally have some time to get to this.
I am working on a badge project with several classmates this semester; my one classmate and I are hoping to develop some badges aimed (for the most part) and middle school aged kids. We will be working with a local middle school English teacher who has offered to collaborate with us and to let us work with her students to test out badges.
We will be documenting our experience here: http://kcwdigitized.blogspot.com/
If anyone else is interested in developing badges, please get in touch! I would love to hear about your project or ideas, and could definitely use discussion and feedback on mine.
Looking forward to what I can learn in this course.
I am very interested in the possibility of using Badges to allow instructors to receive credit for participating in continuing education. Thanks for making this introductory course available so we can explore the possibilities in a safe environment.
Please I found this mini course. Just completed my first task which was watching the introductory video clip. I guess it would be useful to briefly reflect on this. I liked the fact that I saw a real person and it felt as if this person was speaking to me directly. It felt personal which I think is something that we need to do more in online settings. The clip also made me think why I decided to take this course. I am an academic developer and am currently involved in the development of an open course with Cristina Costa. Together we would like to introduce open badges to this course but first I think it will be important to find out more about them, so that is why I am here.
Would be lovely to connect with others.
Speak again soon.
Oh, so am I!! Badges seem like the perfect way for attendees to track their progress at a conference, don't they. One starting point you may wish to look into is setting up your site in Wordpress and using the new badge plugin to administer badges. (http://dougbelshaw.com/blog/2012/07/25/howto-issue-openbadges-in-5-steps-using-wordpress-wpbadger/#.UCFZ-8iXSRg)
Also, if you don't find quite what you are looking for here (this is an intro course) stay tuned for more open badges courses in the future!
Hello everyone. Great to be here. I've been following Open Badges since last year and I'm please so see how far things have progressed. I'm keen to learn how to get some of the badges I've made into the system. Getting them produced in the correct manner will be my first challenge.
I'm going to compleate Open Badges 101 and see how I can move forward and reward the young people I'm working with. popuplearningspace.com.au
Welcome to Open Badges 101. There are many developments with this course being worked into a collection of Open Badges courses. This is a starter course, but stay tuned! Within the next year, we anticipate building a School of Open Badges here at P2PU filled with many more courses designed for laypeople and programmers. :)
P.S. I am sooo interested in this popuplearningspace!!! How can we bring it to the US?!
My name is Selim - I am taking a couple of these courses to prepare for the following school year. One of the things that really hit home this year was how externally motivated young people are. This is understandable, the idea of learning for learnings sake is something that takes time to appreciate. I realized that having really concrete goals for my students and giving them some kind of "reward" for accomplishing these tasks and mastering certain skills could increase their enthusiasm and cut down the amount of work of dragging them along. Badges seem to be something that will appeal to self motivated students and students who are less self motivated.