Tagged: badges

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Behaviors Versus Competencies in Badging System

Want to start a fight in the open badges community? Bring up rigor. Challenge the point of participation badges or say something like, "I got the I blinked while breathing badge." I admit I am guilty of questioning badges for low hanging fruit. During the Connected Educator Month last October you could get a badge…
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Applying for the Web Ninja Badge

Update: I submitted my badge application and recieved feedback from Doug. This "just for fun" badge actually documents the successful work flow of a badge. Doug created the badge, explained the competencies being addressed, described the evidence needed. I then submitted my material. Doug reviewed it and left me this feedback:   I then went…
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Shifting Southern Connecticut State University to Open Badges

Last week faculty asked me to present some ideas I had on using portfolios in our Liberal Education Program (commonly referred to as general education classes at other institutions). I went into the meeting and discussed that badges and not portfolios made more sense.  I believe when we want a competency based program, such as…
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Community: The Only Path to Open Education

This past week I helped all of us celebrate Open Education Week. I joined Teachers Talking Teachers, participated in the Mozilla webmaker challenges, joined the Teacher badges Alliance, and engaged with many of you on social media. I am left with one overarching theme. You cannot have Open Ed without community. You cannot have open…