Sydney School of Education and Social Work events – 2014 Archive

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Open digital Badges

LESSONS FROM THE DESIGN PRINCIPLES DOCUMENTATION PROJECT

14 November 2014

Join us on November 14 at STL for a seminar with Associate Professor Daniel T Hickey titled: "Open digital badges: lessons learned from the Design Principles Documentation project".

Digital badges offer new ways to recognise learning and accomplishment. They can contain specific claims and detailed evidence supporting those claims, and links to additional evidence. Open digital badges are interoperable, allowing earners to control where and how this information is presented and circulated. Proponents argue that these changes will allow some and force others to transcend traditional paradigms for recognising, assessing, motivating and studying learning. Dr Hickey will present the evidence and design principles from a two-year study of the 30 badge-development projects funded in the 2012 Badges for Lifelong Learning competition. Particular attention was paid to the contextual factors that supported some badge practices while undermining others. He will also discuss his new project advancing the use of badges in major learning-management systems in higher education.

Event details

  • When: 1–2pm
  • Where:

    Education Building A35

    Lecture Theatre 424


  • Cost: Free
  • Contact:

    Sadhbh Warren

    T: +61 2 9351 2612

    E: sadhbh.warren@sydney.edu.au


  • More info:

    For more information about the Sciences and Technologies of Learning (STL) network, and to see our upcoming events, go to http://sydney.edu.au/research/stl/events/index.shtml


  • Speaker:

    Dr Daniel T Hickey is an associate professor and program coordinator with the Learning Sciences Program at Indiana University and a research scientist in the IU Center for Research on Learning and Technology. He uses design-based research methods to study situative approaches to assessment, motivation, and accountability in technology-based learning environments. His research into digital badges is supported by the MacArthur Foundation and he has led other projects supported by the US National Science Foundation, Google and the US Department of Education. He blogs at http://remediatingassessment.blogspot.com.au/.



Open digital Badges

Where

Education Building A35

Lecture Theatre 424

When

14 November 2014


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