This preliminary image depicts a concept map of how the badging system might work. There are a lot of things to consider, especially how this can be incorporated with the Mozzilla Open Badge Infrastructure.
It is a work in progress, but the creative team composed of Gary Leatherman, Leslie Kratz, Greg Daigle and Project Manager Michelle Aubrecht will be spending a lot of time discussing the particulars of how the imagined functionality can be realized given the limitations of the Internet, social media, and safe, online sharing options.
It was a very productive time and we have some really strong ideas on interactivity and functionality that could provide truly new ways of engaging learners and creating a safe online, self-regulating, participatory community of learners that will make a significance difference in people's lives and make the world a better place.
EARTHWORKS: An Interactive Badge System that provides a gateway/portal to engaged learning and knowledge about the Native American Mounds in North America
The development of the EARTHWORKS Interactive Badge System is a collaboration between Ohio State University, Digital Watershed and a large team of Native American Advisors and Educators. This project has been funded by the Digital Media + Learning Competition BADGES FOR LIFELONG LEARNING directed by the HASTAC INITIATIVE collaborating with mozilla and supported by the MacArthur Foundation.