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  1. Nov 2017
    1. The College of Education faculty and administrators needed an ePortfolio because of increasing demands from the Commonwealth of Virginia to demonstrate students’ and graduates’ competencies.
    1. The IMS Global Competencies and Academic Standards Exchange™ specification (CASE)™ is used to exchange information about learning and education competencies. CASE also transmits information about rubrics, criteria for performance tasks, which may or may not be aligned to competencies.

      Interesting that they explicitly talk about tasks which may not be aligned to competencies. Leaves room for co-curricular activities and microcredentials.

    1. Often our solutions must co-exist with existing systems. That’s why we also invest time and money in emerging standards, like xAPI or Open Badges, to help connect our platforms together into a single ecosystem for personal, social and data-driven learning.
  2. Oct 2017
    1. If students do not complete the courses they need to graduate, they can’t progress.

      The #retention perspective in Learning Analytics: learners succeed by completing courses. Can we think of learning success in other ways? Maybe through other forms of recognition than passing grades?

  3. May 2017
    1. The Global Competence badge system was never implemented and the other two badge systems were suspended after pilot implementations. In particular, all of the badge systems struggled to implement and manage the relatively massive demands for summative assessment of specific competencies from student generated wor

      because this is the job of robots. Let them issue the low hanging fruit badges while humans handle the participation based badges. AI could be trained to know if a film maker grasps the principle of Thirds but the Kick-Ass Kubrick Shot badge gets awarded by the community.

      https://vimeo.com/48425421

  4. Sep 2016
    1. Many of the roughly forty percent of students at four-year institutions who never graduate would benefit greatly from access to alternate credentials.
    1. the use of data in scholarly research about student learning; the use of data in systems like the admissions process or predictive-analytics programs that colleges use to spot students who should be referred to an academic counselor; and the ways colleges should treat nontraditional transcript data, alternative credentials, and other forms of documentation about students’ activities, such as badges, that recognize them for nonacademic skills.

      Useful breakdown. Research, predictive models, and recognition are quite distinct from one another and the approaches to data that they imply are quite different. In a way, the “personalized learning” model at the core of the second topic is close to the Big Data attitude (collect all the things and sense will come through eventually) with corresponding ethical problems. Through projects vary greatly, research has a much more solid base in both ethics and epistemology than the kind of Big Data approach used by technocentric outlets. The part about recognition, though, opens the most interesting door. Microcredentials and badges are a part of a broader picture. The data shared in those cases need not be so comprehensive and learners have a lot of agency in the matter. In fact, when then-Ashoka Charles Tsai interviewed Mozilla executive director Mark Surman about badges, the message was quite clear: badges are a way to rethink education as a learner-driven “create your own path” adventure. The contrast between the three models reveals a lot. From the abstract world of research, to the top-down models of Minority Report-style predictive educating, all the way to a form of heutagogy. Lots to chew on.

    2. the ways colleges should treat nontraditional transcript data, alternative credentials, and other forms of documentation about students’ activities, such as badges, that recognize them for nonacademic skills.
  5. Jul 2016
    1. ‘Well, but I have all these badges because I did a bunch of skill-based stuff online,’
    2. “In my perfect world, I have a competency profile — you know, on LinkedIn, presumably — that is kept up to date in real time on the competencies that I am exhibiting in my work, as well as competencies that I’ve demonstrated through assessments, through my education, the formal credentials that I’ve accrued,”

      It’s a very specific dream, but it sounds like it’s shared by a lot of people.

    3. “less formally organized around specific certifications and more organized around demonstrating competencies with specific technical skills.”

      Sounds like an ideal context for badges.

    4. traditional certification market
  6. Jun 2016
    1. No grades. No assignments. Instead, there are opportunities. 

      Though cross-curricular activities aren’t anything new, there may be something of a growing trend in making those parallel programs into a strong base for learning.

    1. Learning or Leveling Up? Khan Academy has expanded from just creating videos to include a whole platform through which students can move through the content, including analytics for teachers and parents to track them. And to motivate students to do more, Khan Academy has included what's become quite a common feature of most Web 2.0 apps: badges. There's a Meteorite Badge, Moon Badge, Earth Badge, and Sun Badge, for example.
  7. Dec 2015
    1. Users publish coursework, build portfolios or tinker with personal projects, for example.

      Useful examples. Could imagine something like Wikity, FedWiki, or other forms of content federation to work through this in a much-needed upgrade from the “Personal Home Pages” of the early Web. Do see some connections to Sandstorm and the new WordPress interface (which, despite being targeted at WordPress.com users, also works on self-hosted WordPress installs). Some of it could also be about the longstanding dream of “keeping our content” in social media. Yes, as in the reverse from Facebook. Multiple solutions exist to do exports and backups. But it can be so much more than that and it’s so much more important in educational contexts.

  8. Nov 2015
    1. les versions futures du système feront état des résultats de jeux-questionnaires, des certifications, des badges et plus encore
  9. Sep 2015
    1. Congrats! You have a new badge!: using digital badges to revolutionize the library