The Badges for Lifelong Learning community met regularly from 2012 to 2013 to talk about badges, learning, and the way forward. Join the conversation about digital badges by tuning in to this archived series of webinars by experts and new advocates on effective badge design, assessment, badges and the college admissions process, badges and motivation, the sociology of badges, peer project critiques, and open town-hall-style discussions.
Ah, webinars. Those quirky virtual mainstays of the 21st century. HASTAC produced a series of webinars for the Badges for Lifelong Learning grantees over the past year to share work and bring in featured guests. The following list includes many of the webinars we offered, ranging from topics such as effective badge design, assessment, badges and the college admissions process, badges and motivation, the sociology of badges, peer project critiques, and open town-hall-style discussions.
In 2013, the Mozilla Open Badges team worked with the city of Chicago Mayor's Office, the MacArthur Foundation and many other youth-serving organizations to launch an amazing and exciting learning campaign called the Chicago Summer of Learning (CSOL).
Danica Petroshius and Kara Marchione from the Penn Hill Group joined us to talk about the latest policy, political trends, and challenges that may affect your work on badges. The Penn Hill group is a consulting and lobbying firm in Washington, DC, and has experience working on both sides of the aisle as senior Administration officials, congressional committee staffers, and high-level advisers to senators and members of Congress.
Featuring a brief recap of the Badges for Lifelong Learning Project Roadmap, plus a “round-robin” with Planet Stewards, Pathways for Lifelong Learning, and My Girl Scout Sash is an App, projects that shared the work they’re doin
During this webinar, we featured Judd Antin, a social psychologist and User Experience Researcher at Facebook. His expertise is in motivation and incentives for online collaboration and participation in social media. Judd has also done extensive research on trust and privacy online, and more recently has focused on understanding the power and pitfalls of gamification. Prior to his move to Facebook in May 2012, Judd was a Research Scientist in the Internet Experiences Research Group at Yahoo! Research.
In this webinar, Jeff Atwood, founder of Stackoverflow.com, a popular and highly respected reputation and badge system that has been online since 2008, talked about the sociology of badges in the Stack Exchange and shared his experience building, tweaking, and growing the reputation system and the community around it.
Ruby Sinreich, Director of New Media Strategies (HASTAC), walked participants through the Badges Competition Winners' Hub on HASTAC.org and demonstrated how to register, join your Badges Competition project, and add other members.