Badges

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By Doug Belshaw 09/26/2011 - 6:50am Comments
Last week saw the launch of the DML Competition. I’ve been following the development of Mozilla’s Open Badges project for a few months now and so was (and still am) excited by the potential of badges in education. The current ‘elevator pitch’...
Badges for Lifelong Learning: Reframing the Debate Blog Image
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By Doug Belshaw 03/30/2012 - 7:30am Comments
I first read about the idea of Open Badges back in the middle of last year. It excited me. One thing I’ve always been interested in is how to shift the power dynamic within classrooms towards learners in a positive way. Changing (or at least...
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By Doug Belshaw 09/26/2011 - 6:50am Comments
Last week saw the launch of the DML Competition. I’ve been following the development of Mozilla’s Open Badges project for a few months now and so was (and still am) excited by the potential of badges in education. The current ‘elevator pitch’...
Badges for Lifelong Learning: Reframing the Debate Blog Image
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By Doug Belshaw 03/30/2012 - 7:30am Comments
I first read about the idea of Open Badges back in the middle of last year. It excited me. One thing I’ve always been interested in is how to shift the power dynamic within classrooms towards learners in a positive way. Changing (or at least...
Gaining Some Perspective on Badges for Lifelong Learning Blog Image
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By Doug Belshaw 09/26/2011 - 6:50am Comments
Last week saw the launch of the DML Competition. I’ve been following the development of Mozilla’s Open Badges project for a few months now and so was (and still am) excited by the potential of badges in education. The current ‘elevator pitch’...
Badges for Lifelong Learning: Reframing the Debate Blog Image
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By Doug Belshaw 02/01/2012 - 4:25pm Comments
Last year I attended, on average, a conference or similar event every other week. As part of my role as Researcher/Analyst at JISC infoNet it’s an important part of what I do: finding out what’s going on in the UK education sector and...
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By David Theo Goldberg 03/06/2012 - 8:50am Comments
There has been much ado the past week or so about whether badges can offer a viable means for assessing learning. It has been boisterous on both sides. Badge evangelists such as the Mozilla Open Badge Infrastructure (with which those of us at...
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By Doug Belshaw 03/30/2012 - 7:30am Comments
I first read about the idea of Open Badges back in the middle of last year. It excited me. One thing I’ve always been interested in is how to shift the power dynamic within classrooms towards learners in a positive way. Changing (or at least...
Gaining Some Perspective on Badges for Lifelong Learning Blog Image
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By Cathy Davidson 03/01/2013 - 10:45am Comments
It was something over a year ago when we first began talking about badges as a powerful new tool for identifying and validating the rich array of people’s skills, knowledge, accomplishments, and competencies that happens everywhere and at every...
Why We Need Badges Now
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By Doug Belshaw 09/26/2011 - 6:50am Comments
Last week saw the launch of the DML Competition. I’ve been following the development of Mozilla’s Open Badges project for a few months now and so was (and still am) excited by the potential of badges in education. The current ‘elevator pitch’...
Badges for Lifelong Learning: Reframing the Debate Blog Image
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By Doug Belshaw 02/01/2012 - 4:25pm Comments
Last year I attended, on average, a conference or similar event every other week. As part of my role as Researcher/Analyst at JISC infoNet it’s an important part of what I do: finding out what’s going on in the UK education sector and...
Conferences as Catalysts for Educational Innovation and Change Blog Image
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By David Theo Goldberg 03/06/2012 - 8:50am Comments
There has been much ado the past week or so about whether badges can offer a viable means for assessing learning. It has been boisterous on both sides. Badge evangelists such as the Mozilla Open Badge Infrastructure (with which those of us at...
Threading the Needle Between Skepticism and Evangelism Blog Image
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By Mimi Ito 03/07/2012 - 3:20pm Comments
A few days back home after DML2012, I've been browsing through the blogosphere and tweet streams and reflecting on the various conversations I had at the event. One unfortunate side-effect of being part of the organizing is that I can't get to...
Reflections on DML2012 and Visions of Educational Change Blog Image
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By Doug Belshaw 03/30/2012 - 7:30am Comments
I first read about the idea of Open Badges back in the middle of last year. It excited me. One thing I’ve always been interested in is how to shift the power dynamic within classrooms towards learners in a positive way. Changing (or at least...
Gaining Some Perspective on Badges for Lifelong Learning Blog Image
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By Doug Belshaw 08/20/2012 - 11:55am Comments
I’m currently iterating some work around Web Literacies for the Mozilla Foundation (you can see the latest version of my thinking here). Perhaps the biggest consideration when dealing with so-called ‘New’ Literacies is distinguishing them from...
Digital Literacies and Web Literacies: What's the Difference? Blog Image
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By Doug Belshaw 01/28/2013 - 7:15am Comments
I have a confession to make. It’s a shameful, dark secret that I fear may be common to many adults around the world. And, when I was teaching, it was certainly one that I saw shared by many students I came into contact with. It’s something you...
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By Cathy Davidson 03/01/2013 - 10:45am Comments
It was something over a year ago when we first began talking about badges as a powerful new tool for identifying and validating the rich array of people’s skills, knowledge, accomplishments, and competencies that happens everywhere and at every...
Why We Need Badges Now
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By Doug Belshaw 04/08/2013 - 1:10pm Comments
At Mozilla we don't like silos. We believe in innovating upon open standards and in ensuring that the Web remains an open platform. That's why our Firefox web browser exists. It's why we're working on Firefox OS. And it's why we'...
Why Organizations Should Align with Mozilla's Web Literacy Standard Blog Image
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By Doug Belshaw 02/01/2012 - 4:25pm Comments
Last year I attended, on average, a conference or similar event every other week. As part of my role as Researcher/Analyst at JISC infoNet it’s an important part of what I do: finding out what’s going on in the UK education sector and...
Conferences as Catalysts for Educational Innovation and Change Blog Image
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By Mimi Ito 03/07/2012 - 3:20pm Comments
A few days back home after DML2012, I've been browsing through the blogosphere and tweet streams and reflecting on the various conversations I had at the event. One unfortunate side-effect of being part of the organizing is that I can't get to...
Reflections on DML2012 and Visions of Educational Change Blog Image