1. Review the following options, display your badge and provide the link to your instructor.
ii. Mozilla’s Backpack is retiring and moving to Badgr Backpack
iii. Other options are right within the badge issuer’s platform or adding directly to a professional portfolio or website.
2. Create a digital badge for your specific academic or work context.
Review the information and use the template to think through the badge design. Complete the template considering the following elements:
iii. Skills & Knowledge
vi. Value Proposition
x. Learning Pathways
Make sure the template is fully completed. Remember, users should be completing some kind of task that meets some kind of criteria in order to earn the badge. Submit your template as part of your final documents. The following are a few tools that might be helpful in creating a digital badge:
3. Reflect on your experience by answering the following prompts:
a. Describe the overall experience in creating a badge.
b. Describe how motivated you were in earning a badge. What factors impacted your motivation?
c. What were your key ‘take-aways” (what you have learned) from the design and development of a digital badge?
d. What are some application ideas for implementing digital badges into your educational work context?
e. What are the benefits and challenges associated with implementing digital badges in your educational work context?
4. Two examples from previous semester:
- Multiplication Master Level 9 by Samantha Justice: http://mrssamanthajustice.weebly.com/badge-project.html
- Digital Badging – Authentic Learning by Samantha Hoffman
Submitting and Posting
- Draft the final paper in a word document first, addressing three parts: badge displaying the link, template, and reflection. Then create a Weebly page to display your paper. To submit your work, post URL of your Weebly page to the corresponding link under Submissions inside Moodle before 11:59 p.m. U.S. EST/EDT on the following Monday.
- Post URL of your Weebly page to the corresponding link under Weebly Pages inside Moodle before 11:59 p.m. U.S. EST/EDT on the following Monday, for sharing with your peers.
Grades on your work will be based on the following four criteria. Read it carefully to get a sense of the instructor’s specific expectations.
- If the digital badge link is functioning (2 points)
- If the template follows the 11 elements (2 points)
- If the reflection follows the 5 prompts (2 points)
- Creativity of the work (2 points)