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Badges 101 Webinar: Follow-up and Recap

For those who joined us during our first Badges 101 Webinar, we’ll be posting your questions and additional resources on the Badges: Questions and Theme forum on HASTAC.org.  Did you miss the webinar? Listen to the archived version below or  register for the Badges 101 Webinar on October 17, 2011 at 3pm EST. View the full webinar series schedule here.

 

Monday, October 17 at 2pm EST/11am PST
Badges 101

  • Register: https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/544302734
  • Hosted By: Sheryl Grant, Director of Social Networking, HASTAC/MacArthur Foundation Digital Media and Learning Competition; Carla Casilli, Project Manager, Open Badges, Mozilla Foundation.
  • During our second Badges 101 webinar, we’ll cover the following questions: What are badges? What are open badges? How can badges work for learners? We’ll also  address additional questions submitted by webinar participants.
  • Questions can be submitted in advance by emailing dml@hri.uci.edu and including “webinar question” in the subject line.

Webinar/informational sessions schedule

Thursday, October 6th at 3pm EST/Noon PST
Badges 101

  • Register: https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/977635438
  • Hosted By: Cathy Davidson, Duke University Professor  and HASTAC Co-Founder; Sheryl Grant, Director of Social Networking, HASTAC/MacArthur Foundation Digital Media and Learning Competition; Erin Knight,  Assessment and Badge Project Lead, Mozilla and P2PU; Matt Thompson, Education Lead, Mozilla Foundation; Carla Casilli, Project Manager, Open Badges, Mozilla Foundation.
  • During our first Badges 101 webinar, we will address questions about the basics of badges: What are badges? What are open badges? How can badges work for learners? We will also address additional questions about badges as submitted by webinar participants.
  • Questions can be submitted in advance by emailing dml@hri.uci.edu and including “webinar question” in the subject line.

 

Tuesday, October 11 at 3pm EST/Noon PST
Digital Media and Learning Competition Process and Application

  • Register: https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/953425726
  • Hosted by David Theo Goldberg, Director of University of California Humanities Research Institute and HASTAC Co-Founder;  Carla Casilli, Project/Operations Manager, Open Badges, Mozilla Foundation.
  • During this webinar, the second in our series,  we will walk prospective applicants through this year’s Competition process–reviewing each of the three stages and their requirements, the newly extended timeline, and the application requirements.   We will also respond to specific application/process related questions from applicants.
  • Questions can be submitted in advance by emailing dml@hri.uci.edu and including “webinar question” in the subject line.


 

Monday, October 17 at 2pm EST/11am PST
Badges 101

  • Register: https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/544302734
  • Hosted By: Cathy Davidson, Duke University Professor  and HASTAC Co-Founder; Sheryl Grant, Director of Social Networking, HASTAC/MacArthur Foundation Digital Media and Learning Competition; Erin Knight,  Assessment and Badge Project Lead, Mozilla and P2PU; Matt Thompson, Education Lead, Mozilla Foundation; Carla Casilli, Project Manager, Open Badges, Mozilla Foundation.
  • During our second Badges 101 webinar, we will address questions about the basics of badges: What are badges? What are open badges? How can badges work for learners? We will also address additional questions about badges as submitted by webinar participants.
  • Questions can be submitted in advance by emailing dml@hri.uci.edu and including “webinar question” in the subject line.

 

Thursday, October 20th at 8pm EST/5 pm PST
Interview: Mark Surman on Open Badges
Hosted by: Future of Education

 

Tuesday, October 25th at 3pm EST/Noon PST
Digital Media and Learning Competition Process and Application

  • Register: https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/416674326
  • Hosted by David Theo Goldberg, Director of University of California Humanities Research Institute and HASTAC Co-Founder;  Carla Casilli, Project/Operations Manager, Open Badges, Mozilla Foundation.
  • During this webinar, the second in our series,  we will walk prospective applicants through this year’s Competition process–reviewing each of the three stages and their requirements, the newly extended timeline, and the application requirements.   We will also respond to specific application/process related questions from applicants.
  • Questions can be submitted in advance by emailing dml@hri.uci.edu and including “webinar question” in the subject line.

 

Wednesday, November 16th at 3pm EST
Designing Badges and Badge Systems

  • Register: TBD
  • Hosted by Erin Knight,  Assessment and Badge Project Lead, Mozilla and P2PU; Matt Thompson, Education Lead, Mozilla Foundation; Carla Casilli, Project Manager, Open Badges, Mozilla Foundation.
  • Questions can be submitted in advance by emailing dml@hri.uci.edu and including “webinar question” in the subject line.

New webinar: Digital Media and Learning Competition: Process and Application

Do you have questions about the Competition’s structure and application?

During this webinar, the second in our series, we will walk prospective applicants through this year’s Competition process–reviewing each of the three stages and their requirements, the newly extended timeline, and the application requirements. We will also respond to specific application/process related questions from applicants. Questions can be submitted in advance by emailing dml@hri.uci.edu and including “webinar question” in the subject line.

“Digital Media and Learning Competition: Process and Application” takes place Tuesday, October 11, 2011 at 3pm EST / 12pm PST

  • Date/Time: Tuesday, October 11, 2011 at 3pm EST / 12pm PST
  • Duration: 50 minutes
  • Location: GoToWebinar https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/953425726
    Advanced registration recommended, but not required. Webinar will open at 2:45 PM EST to allow registrants time to establish access to the webinar.
  • Hosted By:
    David Theo Goldberg, Director of University of California Humanities Research Institute and HASTAC Co-Founder;
    Carla Casilli, Project/Operations Manager, Open Badges, Mozilla Foundation.

An archived version of this event will be available at dmlcompetition.net. Information about other upcoming Badges for Lifelong Learning Competition webinars will be available at http://www.dmlcompetition.net/Blog/

 

Badges 101 Webinar: Join Us

Just a reminder that our first webinar, Badges 101, begins tomorrow, Thursday October 6, 2011 at 3pm EST. Pre-registration numbers are approaching 200 participants and we’re receiving great questions from people — feel free to send yours or stop by to learn what others are asking. See below for directions on how to send in questions. Advanced registration is recommended but not required: https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/977635438

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The Badges for Lifelong Learning Competitionhas launched a broad, open, critical, and constructive conversation about digital badges, visual representations of 21st century skills and achievements. We invite you to learn more about open badges and this Competition during a series of interactive webinars hosted by the Mozilla Foundation and the HASTAC/MacArthur Foundation Digital Media & Learning Competition.
During our first Badges 101 webinar, we will address questions about the basics of badges: What are badges? What are open badges? How can badges work for learners? We will also address additional questions about badges as submitted by webinar participants. Questions can be submitted in advance by emailing dml@hri.uci.edu and including “webinar question” in the subject line.
Badges 101 takes place Thursday, October 6, 2011 at 3pm EST / 12pm PST 
  • Time: 3pm EST / 12pm PST
  • Duration: 50 minutes
  • Location: GoToWebinar at https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/977635438
    Advanced registration recommended, but not required. Webinar will open at 2:45 PM EST to allow registrants time to establish access to the webinar.
  • Hosted By:
    • Cathy Davidson, Duke University Professor  and HASTAC Co-Founder;
    • Sheryl Grant, Director of Social Networking, HASTAC/MacArthur Foundation Digital Media and Learning Competition;
    • Erin Knight,  Assessment and Badge Project Lead, Mozilla and P2PU;
    • Matt Thompson, Education Lead, Mozilla Foundation;
    • Carla Casilli, Project Manager, Open Badges, Mozilla Foundation.
An archived version of this event will be available at dmlcompetition.net. Information about other upcoming Badges for Lifelong Learning Competition webinars will be available at http://www.dmlcompetition.net/Blog/
About the Badges for Lifelong Learning Competition
The HASTAC/MacArthur Foundation’s Badges for Lifelong Learning Competition, launched in collaboration with the Mozilla Foundation, focuses on badges as a means to inspire learning, confirm accomplishment, or validate the acquisition of knowledge or skills. To learn more about the Badges Competition and the Research Competition, visit http://dmlcompetition.net.

Badges: Questions and Themes

What are the main themes and questions showing up around badges for lifelong learning? After combing through blog posts from the badge-o-sphere, we gathered a variety of great questions people are posing. We’re adding more questions along the way, and invite people to add their own to Badges: Questions and Themes to explore some of the emerging themes.

We also have a series of webinars planned in the coming weeks, so for those who want to get their discussion wheels turning, feel free to explore questions or start a conversation over in the Badges for Lifelong Learning group forum.

  • Our first Badges 101 webinar is at 3pm EST on Thursday, October 6, and the official hotline for submitting badges questions is dml@hri.uci.edu (put “webinar question” in the subject line). There will be other webinars in the coming weeks, so if your question is beyond Badges 101, feel free to ask it here and we’ll save it for later.

Questions about badges for lifelong learning:

  • How can we prevent badges from marginalizing passion and becoming an end in themselves?
  • Specifically what kinds of accomplishments should badges be given for?
  • How can we ensure that “badge inflation” does not occur?
  • Should badges be expected rewards for a certain level of achievement or a spontaneous reward for going above and beyond?
  • How can we efficiently vet badge programs?
  • Is peer-driven certification possible?
  • Should badges ever expire, or should they be permanent?
  • If certain things are left out of the badge system, does it lose its credibility?
  • How could this new “open” badge system improve on standardization, or quality control?
  • If this is supposed to operate as a truly “open” educational accreditation system, outside the boundaries of the traditional institution, what will the student assessment process look like?
  • Will we see third-party agencies evolve that essentially certify that certain certifications are both valid and roughly equivalent?
  • Will there be a formal process whereby an applicant can try to prove that her existing certification is a suitable substitute for the requested version?
  • To the extent that “degrees” are both highly desirable and yet highly suspect as authentic indications of core skills, attitude, and aptitude, what sort of credential can take its place?