How do we recognize and value the way we learn today? Badges are a new idea to recognize the learning that happens anywhere and share it in the places that matter.
I am working on an implementation of Atomic Learning and thought it would be a good time to share the benefits of Just in Time Learning.
What am I talking about? Taking a page from the manufacturing world, the concept is to provide just in time teaching provides learning where you need it when you need it.
Just-in-Time learning (JIT) provides a learning solution when it is actually needed, rather than on a deferred basis. It can be automated, such as web based; or having coaches on stand-by for such needs. http://www.nwlink.com/~donclark/hrd/media/jit.html
Sample Atomic Learning Video – http://youtu.be/1TNLXVUJClE
Just-in-Time Education: Learning in the Global Information Age – http://knowledge.wharton.upenn.edu/article.cfm?articleid=236
Resources for Just-in-Time Teaching – http://jittdl.physics.iupui.edu/jitt/what.html
I am thinking through a strategy for badging and gamification. Here are some of the resources I have collected.
Passport by Purdue University: Digital Badges for Learning
Purdue University – Show What You Know – http://www.itap.purdue.edu/studio/passport/
A learning system that demonstrates academic achievement through customizable badges.
Global Kids and Hive NYC Badge Design – http://www.olpglobalkids.org/content/global-kids-and-hive-nyc-badge-design-reflection
- Badge-powered flexible learning – Passport guides students through tasks by providing a framework to submit documents, share links, complete quizzes, or gather approvals. Instructors can follow each student’s progress and connect badges with course objectives.
- Badge builder – With the system’s badge-builder tool, instructors can select different styles, colors, icons and fonts for each badge, or upload their own images. They also can set expiration dates for challenges, or reset tasks when a student’s first attempt is not satisfactory.
- Scorecard – Achievements — such as essays, online discussions, blog posts and podcasts, to name a few — can then be translated into a numeric-based evaluation system for grading purposes.
Great video by Andy Tattersall.
Engineers Without Borders USA Global Engineer Professional Skills Certification. This trailer explains and demonstrates how the online curriculum works.