TMA02 Poster Draft 1

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TMA02 Poster Draft 1

Open Digital BadgesA practical proposal for the use of open digital badges in an ASB Online Academy courseH818 Conference. Theme: ImplementationDebbie Grieve

Badges aren't just for Boy Scouts or video game enthusiasts anymore (Jacobs, 2012)

Already using badges:The University of CaliforniaPurdue UniversityEdx, MITx and City of ChicagoCode SchoolKhan AcademyPixarand more......

Benefits:Alternative models of assessment; strengthening agency in the learning process (Hickey, 2012 as cited in the Circle Working Paper #77, 2013, p14)Increased motivation (Bowen and Thomas 2013)Transparency and verification - data (Mozilla, 2013)Immediacy of feedback, reward and recognition (Cator, 2011)Possibilities to map badges to a specific industry/career path

Challenges:Ensuring sound pedagogical frameworks for the use of badgesImplementation: Ensuring the technology supports the frameworkParadigm Shift: Supporting the development of an appetite for wider acceptance of a 'badge based' accreditation alternative Quality control standards to ensure rigor for badges awarded - supporting credibility

Open digital badges challenge the current reward and recognition approaches traditionally adopted by our education and workplace ecosystems.

Traditional certifications, such as degreesand diplomas, lack the detail to paint a rich picture of the skills people possess — such as specializations and interests within a discipline, or those that cut across disciplines (Knight, 2013)

Badges can represent different levels of work and engagement, including more granular, specific skills or achievements (Hamilton, 2013)

Join this conference session to discover how ASB Online Academy instructors will be encouraged to use open digital badges in their online courses via a practical proposal

References: Badges for Lifelong Learning (2011), You Tube Video, Added by HASTAC Team. [online] Available at: (Accessed December 31st, 2013)Bowen, K, Thomas A (2013), Five Ways Badges Can Influence Learning, [online] Available at: (Accessed December 30th, 2013)Hamilton G (2013), So What are Open Badges?, JISC, [online] Available at: (Accessed December 30th, 2013)Jacobs, J (2012), Digital Badges Threaten Colleges' Monopoly on Credentials, Education Colleges. [online] Available at: (Accessed January 3rd, 2014)Knight, E (2013), Open Badges Transform the Higher Education and Labor Markets. [online] Available at: (Accessed December 30th, 2013)Mozilla Open Badges, About, [online] Available at: (Accessed December 131st, 2013)Sullivan, S (2013), Circle Working Paper #77, p14, New and Alternative Assessments, Digital Badges and Civics. [online] Available at: (Accessed December 30th 2013)What Is A Badge? (2013), YouTube Video, Added by Chicago Art Department. [online] Available: implementation, open digital badges, alternative accreditation, assessment, rigor, reward and recognition, ASB Online Academy, proposal, openness (Accessed Dece 31st, 2013)

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