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.
The Badges for Lifelong Learning Competition is supported by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, with additional support from the Gates Foundation and in partnership with Mozilla. The Competition is administered by co-located HASTAC teams based at the University of California Humanities Research Institute and John Hope Franklin Humanities Institute at Duke University.
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).
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.
How can badges (and portfolios) function in the college application process?
So, you've designed your badge system, have some nifty designs and perhaps even a live demo. Awesome. But how will your target audience respond? Do learners understand what your badges mean? Is your badge system intuitive and easy-to-use? Do learners like your badges?
As part of our January workshop, Allison Davis, Senior Vice President of GMMB, shared her expertise about designing a Communications Plan for grantee badge systems.
During this webinar, we discussed Designing a System of Badges with our guest design expert Jess Klein who is the Mozilla Webmaker UX + Learning Design Lead. Jess reviewed a few best practices and case studies to frame the conversation.
Daria Ng and Joliz Cedeno joined us to talk about the networked badge systems Global Kids has designed, developed, and implemented for HIVE Chicago and NYC. Learn more about the different networked badge system design approaches Global Kids has created for programs in these two cities.
Global Kids have done a great job blogging about their process. Some recommended reading
HIVE Badge System Design articles
Robin Shoop of Carnegie Mellon's Computer Science Student Network (CS2N) and Stacy Kruse of the Leverage for Digital On-Ramps share their project progress, lessons learned and plans forward.
In this webinar, we roll out the Badges Competition Project Roadmap, designed to help grantees prepare for a
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.
Erin Knight, from Mozilla, gives background on Stage 2, the "Design Stage" of the badge system, and covers some best practices.
Erin Knight, from Mozilla, and David Theo Goldberg, HASTAC co-founder, discuss Stage 2, the "Design Stage" of the badge system, and covers some best practices.
Carla Casilli, from Mozilla, discusses Stage 2, the "Design Stage" of the badge system, and covers some best practices.
Erin Knight and Carla Casilli from Mozilla discuss Stage 2, the "Design Stage" of the badge system, and covers some best practices.