Investigating perceptions and potential of open badges in formal higher education

GLOVER, Ian and LATIF, Farzana (2013). Investigating perceptions and potential of open badges in formal higher education. In: HERRINGTON, Jan, COUROS, Alec and IRVINE, Valerie, (eds.) Proceedings of World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia and Telecommunications 2013. Chesapeake, VA, AACE, 1398-1402.

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Open Badges are a method, proposed by the Mozilla Foundation, to recognise skill acquisition and ‘informal’ learning, particularly as part of Lifelong Learning. However, there is also significant potential in the formal education sector. This paper outlines a project at City University London to identify whether Open Badges should be supported across the institution, and includes some possible uses for badges. The project involved interviewing staff and conducting focus groups with students to understand their needs and level of interest. The paper includes some anticipated and actual findings from the research and summarises the subsequent work being undertaken as a result of the project. The findings of this project could be used by other institutions considering the use of Open Badges in their own context.

Item Type: Book Section
Additional Information: Published paper originally given at : Edmedia 2013 (World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia and Telecommunications), Victoria, Canada, 24-28 June 2013, AACE
Research Institute, Centre or Group - Does NOT include content added after October 2018: Learning and Teaching Institute
Page Range: 1398-1402
Depositing User: Ian Glover
Date Deposited: 17 Jul 2013 10:37
Last Modified: 18 Mar 2021 06:09

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