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TCEA 2015Austin, TXDr. Mary Ann BellDr. Holly WeimarDigital Badges Rock with Kids

Some are starting to discuss the value of digital badging. This is an important discussion. As distributors of digital badges, we need to define them and place a value on them. The value should not be just to collect them. A higher value should be given so that earning one indicates a particular type of learning that has occurred. In addition, if someone views a badge that you awarded, the quality of the badges you award provides context into why and how that badge was awarded. (Kim, 2015). 1To couch badging with theory, two major theories of learning rise to the surface: Those who are behaviorists and cognitive theorists. One conclusion has been that badges provide entirely new ways recognizing and assessing learning that have profound implications for engagement (Hickey, 2014).

What can you badge? Possibilities and opportunities.DeDecker (2014) discussed the results of a survey of youth participating in a 4-H camp where the youth received badges.87 percent of students felt that receiving a digital badge validates the knowledge and skills gained at camp92 percent of students reported that receiving a digital badge helps document all the knowledge gain; including which takes place outside of school89 percent of participants are interested in earning more digital badges in the futureSomething to consider, too: Badging for professional development.2Motivation: What is it? How do we identify it?

Meaningful Badging

Video available from You Tube: For more information about digital badging from iQ: Smartparent: Panel discusses that badges must be meaningful in order for students to invest in them. 5

Social media game to compete against friends. Earning badges demonstrates more social activity. 6Example of District Professional Development

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundations online publication, Impatient Optimists, included an article discussing the interest that was sparked in teachers to learn more about digital tools. Laura Fleming set up the site for teachers to use for their professional learning. 7Needed for motivated learning & achievementLeading to critical thinking, satisfaction, & achievementIncreased demand on learners to be motivatedPositive feedback enhances:

Benefits of Digital BadgesDisplay learning achievementsAcknowledge non-credit learning experiencesShowcase individuals uniqueness

(Zuniga and Macumber, 2014)

Badge It!Information inquiry13Badge It!Pathfinders or research guides14Badge It!Different Levels of Badging

According to Jacob DeDecker: Digital badges are displayed electronically and viewed over social media, posted on websites and blogs and used in electronic portfolios. The individual that earned the digital badge can show them off in many different mediums to help inform friends, family, teachers and employers of what they have learned, experiences they have had or skills they have developed. Still, from the outside a badge does not tell you much. To truly know what a badge represents, you need to click on the badge and read the criteria and description to know whether the badge that was earned by showing up to class most of the time or for mastering and successfully applying the scientific process in a rigorous academic setting. 16Examples: MozillaDesign Principles Documentation Project: 30 Open Badges InitiativesExamples provided:4-H UDSA Robotics Digital BadgesBuzzMath (Middle School)EarthWorks (K-12)Intel and Society for Science (middle and high school)LevelUp (K-12) Email badgesCommunity/membership

Badges I have recently created to use with my students. 18Short Video: Intro to

To share: Badge Carefully

Alfie Kohn, Punished by RewardsDaniel Pink, Drive: The Surprising Truth about What Motivates Us20ReferencesAhn, J. Pellicone, A., & Butler, B. S. (2014). Open badges for education: What are the implications at the intersection of open systems and badging? Research in Learning Technology, 22(23563), Barack, L. (2013, December 11). Librarian creates site for teachers to earn digital badges for new skills. Retrieved January 15, 2015 from Bekele, T. A. (2010). Motivation and satisfaction in Internet-supported learning environments: A review. Journal of Educational Technology and Society, 13(2), pp. 116-127.Callison, D., & Preddy, L. (2006). The blue book on information age inquiry, instruction, and literacy. Westport, CT: Libraries Unlimited.DeDecker, J. (2014, September 2). Digital badging: What do high school students think of digital badges? Part 2. Retrieved January 15, 2015 from DeDecker, J. (2014, November 14). Digital badging Part 5: Could digital badges be designed to represent different levels of learning? Retrieved January 15, 2015 from Ebizon. (2013, May 28). What is an open badging system and how to implement. Retrieved October 24, 2013 from Educause. (2014, April 23). Badging. Retrieved January 20, 2015 from Fleming, L. (2013). Worlds of learning @ New Milford High School: Digital badges in professional learning. Retrieved January 15, 2015 from Foursquare Badges. (2015). Foursquare badges information. Retrieved January 15, 2015 from Gamrat, C., Zimmerman, H. T., Dudek, J., & Peck, K. (2014, August 20). Personalized workplace learning: An exploratory study on digital badging within a teacher professional development program. British Journal of Educaitonal Technology. DOI: 10.1111/bjet.12200. Hart, M. (2015, January 14). Badges: A new measure of professional development. Retrieved January 20, 2015 from Hickey, D. (2014, August 7). Of course Alfie Kohn dislikes Open Digital Badges: Transcending a 40-year old debate. Retrieved January 20, 2015 from iQ: Smartparent. (2014, November 13). Digital badging. Retrieved January 15, 2015 from Kim, J. (2015, January 5). The value problem in digital badging (Guest post: Mike Goudzwaard and Michael Evans). Retrieved January 20, 2015 from Kohn, A. (1999). Punished by rewards: The trouble with gold stars, incentive plans, As, praise, and other bribes, 2nd Ed. New York: Houghton Mifflin Company. Liu, M., Horton, L., Olmanson, J. & Toprac, P. (2011). A study of learning and motivation in new media enriched environment for middle school science. Education Technology Research & Development, 59(2), pp. 249-265.Mayer, R. (2011). Towards a science of motivated learning in technology-supported environments. Educational Technology Research & Development, 59(2), pp. 301-308.Pink, D. (2011). Drive: The surprising truth about what motivates us. Riverhead Books.Reid, A., & Paster, D. (2013, October 11). Digital badges in the classroom. Inside Higher Ed. Retrieved October 24, 2013 from Saskatchewan School Library Association. (2015). Welcome to SSLAs digital fluency badges! Retrieved January 15, 2015 from Toner, M. (2014, November 3). Building a better badging system. Retrieved January 15, 2015 from Vandewaetere, M., Vandercruysse, S., & Clarebout, G. (2012). Learners perceptions and illusions of adaptivity in computer-based learning environments. Educational Technology Research & Development, 60(2), pp. 307-324. Waters, J. K. (2013, May). Digital Badges. T.H.E. Journal. Retrieved October 24, 2013 from Zuniga, K., & Macumber, M. (2014, May 19). Digital badging. Retrieved January 15, 2015 from