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Sheryl Grant
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Greetings all! I'm Sheryl Grant, part of the crew that launched the Badges for Lifelong Learning initiative a few years ago, and I'm doing my dissertation on badges. So I'm in deep. I also attended a university that didn't give out grades and that experience shaped my thinking about assessment and recognition. Looking forward to learning with everyone these next few weeks. 
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Designing a Badge System | Informational Webinar | Thursday, January 5 2...
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Date: Thursday, January 5, 2012 When: 1pm EST / 10am PST Duration: 60 minutes Register here: https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/5341820

WEBINAR: November 16 @ 3pm EST: Badges for Lifelong Learning Competition...
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During this live webinar, the fifth in our series, we will discuss and answer questions about designing badges and badge systems.

DML: Are Badges the Answer? Perspectives on Motivation for Lifelong Lear...
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The field of digital media and learning is focusing attention on badges as motivators and credentials for lifelong learning. Are badges and

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Apply to Stage Two of the Badges Competition | Webinar Q&A for Badge...
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Last week we held our fourth webinar for Stage Two “Badge System Models and Design” featuring another great presentation by David Theo Goldb

Why Badges? Why Not? | HASTAC | Badges for Lifelong Learning | Scoop.it
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Our current, standardized systems of credentialing are very rigid and often restrictive. Badges allow groups of people—organizations and ins

Badges for Lifelong Learning Webinar: Stage Two Prep | Badge Systems Mod...
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During this live webinar for prospective Stage Two badge design applicants, we will delve deeper into the badge conversation and explore bad

Validating Open Badges | Jon Buckley | Badges for Lifelong Learning
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Last week I had the opportunity to work with Brian Brennan, who is the technical lead on Mozilla’s Open Badges project. One of the problems

Toolness » Blog Archive » Achievement and Playfulness | Badges for Lifel...
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What might the analog be for Web literacy badges? How about achievements for things like… *not closing an HTML tag? *writing a CSS rule that

Ruminate | Open Badge Brouhaha | Badges for Lifelong Learning | Scoop.it
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I am surprised that those who so often rail against the standardized recognition of the institution in the form of diplomas and certificates

5 Predictions for Higher Ed Technology in 2012 | | Badges for Lifelong L...
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MIT's announcement about a credentialing program for an online class was a significant one. It comes on the heels of Stanford's successful o

What If You Could Get a Merit Badge for Learning the Quadratic Equation?...
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One of the most powerful learning and motivational devices in games is the possibility of acquiring badges or advancing to higher levels whe

Open Badges and the Future of Education and Learning | Badges for Lifelo...
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Imagine not being able to afford to go back to school in order to get a new position, a raise, or switch careers. You already have experienc

RSC e-Assessment: Why I would like to use Open Badges for Assessment | B...
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Assessment linked to open badges has been generating some interest lately. The concept of badges has come from gaming, where they can be gai

Digital Badges as Alternative Certificates | Steve Barkley Ponders Out L...
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What kind of options and motivations for learning could alternative certificates create? What if students could complete assessments when th

#OpenBadges: challenges and opportunities for assessment | Badges for Li...
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Will formal education institutions even continue to deliver large set programmes and award a corresponding dedicated degree, diploma etc or

Mozilla Aims to 'Iconize' Skills with Standardized 'Merit Badges' | Badg...
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In a world where eligible candidates for Web-related positions range from 14 to 81 years of age, and thousands worldwide may compete for an

Global Kids' Online Leadership Program | Badges for Lifelong Learning | ...
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With the new level of attention to learning badges, ignited in large part from the focus of the fourth Digital Media and Learning Competitio

Badges: A solution to our teacher evaluation disaster? | Badges for Life...
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We have a system of tests designed for citizens of the Industrial Age, based on the assembly line, that are extremely costly, don’t measure

Unpacking Badges for Lifelong Learning | HASTAC | Badges for Lifelong Le...
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In the past week since Badges for Lifelong Learning launched, people have written critical, constructive, and positive things about badges,