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21 Apr 14

A robust, faculty-driven resource site from Oregon State University supporting the development of hybrid courses. Design documents excerpted from the work of OSU faculty and short mini-presentations on hybrid design are just a couple of the features of this site.

07 Mar 14

(just for diversity's sake and a bit of fun) A research study focused on the functional clarity of hospital identification badges (i.e., clipped to clothing) in the recognition of physicians' roles and status. There may be some interesting parallels/implications here for the design of digital badges.

07 Mar 14

This case study write-up is part of the Sloan Consortium's (Sloan-C) effective practice series. In this case, the authors share some context and data on a badging implementation within the context of a New York City high school course. However, the emphasis is more on bading as a vehicle for good program design rather than on the bading implementation per se. Note: One of the co-authors of this case is Jonathan Finkelstein, CEO of Credly.com.

07 Mar 14

A robust research study of badging (digital and physical) within the context of educational gaming implemented in a a fifth grade classroom context. An interesting feature of this study was the use of a physical leaderboard in the classroom (i.e., "public recognition" variable). Students in the group with the leaderboard scored higher on indicators of learning than the non-leaderboard group.

07 Mar 14

In this post, some interesting research data are summarized vis-a-vis "access" and "equity" in a digital badging project. However, this is one posting in an on-going series summarizing the dialogue occuring within a community of researchers surrounding the Mozilla Open Badges initiative. Linked from each posting are conference call recordings, slides, notes, and supporting resources. A treasure trove for one who wishes to go digging through "research reports in progress!" (Click the "research" tag at the bottom of the posting for more.)

07 Mar 14

This posting comes from a blog documenting an implementation of badging at an Australian university in support of graduate student research skills/knowledge/practice. This particular posting documents a use case of "physical badges" (or sorts) within the context of a multiple day thesis writing workshop. Really interesting description/observations of social dynamics at play.

07 Mar 14

A concept paper by the author of an earlier sketchy study of student, faculty, staff interviews. This paper appears to be an introduction to badging for a particular discourse community (i.e., the readers of a journal on motivation and student engagement).

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