I'm thinking of using digital badges (via Purdue University's Passport badge and portfolio platform) for my spring introductory writing classes at Washington State University. I've read blog entries by Sheryl Grant and Angela Elkordy (among many others) on digital badges and ways they can be used, but am still anxious about successfully incorporating them into my spring classes, especially with limited prep time.
At the moment, I'm not totally sure as to how I might use badges, but I'm envisioning them as something students could earn for submitting drafts, writing blog posts, tweeting, or learning course-based technologies.
My questions, then, are this: Have any of you used badges in your classes (writing courses or otherwise) and if so, what have been your experiences? What were the biggest challenges you faced and how did you overcome them? What advice would you give to a newbie like me who is looking to use digital badges?
Thank you everyone for your help and guidance!
P.S.' Is anyone interested in having a live Twitter chat on digital badges? If so, please let me know and I'll try to set something up!