“Badges? We don’t need no stinkin’ badges!”
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.
— Mark Warnes (@MarkWarnes2) November 14, 2014
— Sally Brown (@ProfSallyBrown) 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:
What do you think of the idea of mapping badges to professional standards or frameworks? Would that encourage and motivate you (or your students) to earn and display badges? Please let us know by leaving a comment 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.