Last Week Phil (@PhilVincent) and I had the opportunity to delivery a workshop at the 19th Annual SEDA conference, entitled ‘Opportunities and challenges for academic development in a post-digital age’.
The workshop titled ‘Badges? We don’t need no stinkin’ badges’ highlighted how the open badge eco-system, could be used for motivation and recognition of staff CPD activities & innovative educational practices. It also considered strategies & techniques for enhance their credibility and adoption, by mapping Open Badges to existing frameworks (such as the UKPSF, SEDA Values, or Vitae Framework), adding to the transferability & recognition of the awards across HE.
Learning about how to use badges to evidence UK PSF and Vitae frameworks @PhilVincent #sedaconf
— Mark Warnes (@MarkWarnes2) November 14, 2014
I’ve created an open badge for peer observation of teaching in Phil Vincent and Daniel Mackley’s session #sedaconf pic.twitter.com/RI1XG5I7p2
— Sally Brown (@ProfSallyBrown) November 14, 2014
Making badges with the YSJU TEL team at the #sedaconf with @PhilVincent. Art & design was never my strong point 🙂 pic.twitter.com/oBbO4caBxO — Sally Chappell (@Sal_Chappell) November 14, 2014
The session sparked a lively discussion about the potential of Open Badges in Higher Education and for recognition of staff CPD activities. Slides from the workshop can be found below:
If anybody would like to discuss the use of Open Badges further with the TEL team, then please contact email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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In the Business School at York St John University, we are a signatory for the Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRiME) – http://www.unprme.org/. In one of my level 3 modules, I have mapped 5 badges to the learning objectives of the module and to relevant PRiME principles. From a student perspective, I think mapping to other relevant frameworks adds value to the badges. I’ve also been partnering with industry to have my badges endorsed and am finding that students are responding positively to this. Many of them have linked these badges with their LinkedIn accounts. I am planning some research at the moment to explore the perceived value of badges which have been endorsed by industry and hope to publish on this over the summer.
Was very interested in the idea of mapping and endorsing badges. Have you produced any research as yet on this?