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.
VoiceThread is a web-based application that allows you to place collections of media like images, videos, documents, and presentations at the center of an asynchronous conversation.
A VoiceThread allows people to have conversations and to make comments using any mix of text, a microphone, a web cam, a telephone, or uploaded audio file.
Resources for VoiceThread from Penn State – http://voicethread.psu.edu/
VoiceThread Introduction Tutorials – http://voicethread.psu.edu/voicethread-introduction-tutorials.html
Seven Things You Should Know About VoiceThread – http://net.educause.edu/ir/library/pdf/ELI7050.pdf
Using VoiceThread for Online Presentations – http://facultynet.matc.edu/tltnewsletter/may11/page1.htm
Humanizing Online Learning with VoiceThread – http://gettingsmart.com/cms/blog/2013/02/humanizing-online-learning-with-voicethread/