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.
Just-in-time learning, from a provider standpoint, means that you have systems in place for users to access what they need to know, when they need to know 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 According to Peach New Media, Just In Time learning has been identified as a key trend for online learning 2015.
More associations will offer on-demand programming to their users to access anytime, from anywhere. This will help users customize their experience to fit their needs. We’re expecting more online learning platforms will be mobile-friendly, making it easier to access your organizations content on-the-go.
5 Reasons Just-In-Time Learning Rocks Just-in-Time Education: Learning in the Global Information Age Resources for Just-in-Time Teaching – http://jittdl.physics.iupui.edu/jitt/what.html With all of the online resources available, Just It Time Learning can be put into practice by just about anyone. Want to learn something new, Google it and there is probably a YouTube video that will provide instruction. Want to delve a little bit deeper, try a MOOC (massive open online course.) The breadth of information available today is a virtual goldmine for lifelong learners, and those of us that just want to know how to do something we can’t currently do.
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.