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An analysis of the use of badges in an educational experiment

Jose A. Ruiperez-Valiente, Pedro J. Munoz-Merino, Carlos Delgado Kloos
2016 2016 IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference (FIE)  
However many studies do not offer an extensive analysis of the results regarding the use of badges after the educational experiment is finished.  ...  The use of badges in educational contexts its starting to gain popularity.  ...  Distribution of Badges among Students This subsection presents an analysis of the use of badges by the students of this real experience.  ... 
doi:10.1109/fie.2016.7757424 dblp:conf/fie/ValienteMK16 fatcat:z7hufjt3sbhuppvfljbnoep4tm

A Badge Design Framework for a Gamified Learning Environment: Cases Analysis and Literature Review for Badge Design

Sungjin Park, Sangkyun Kim
2019 JMIR Serious Games  
In the past, the educational badge was an extrinsic means of rewarding the motivation to learn.  ...  The objective of this research was to establish a badge design framework that can be used in a gamified learning environment.  ...  Acknowledgments This study was supported by the National Research Foundation of Korea grant and funded by the Korean Government (Ministry of Science and ICT; #2017R1A2B2002798).  ... 
doi:10.2196/14342 pmid:31144664 pmcid:PMC6658268 fatcat:oqspzbfelvemfggun6r5qhkolu

Investigating High School Students' Perceptions of Digital Badges in Afterschool Learning

Katie Davis, Eve Klein
2015 Proceedings of the 33rd Annual ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - CHI '15  
This paper investigates high school students' perceptions of the opportunities and challenges of using digital badges to recognize and reward the skills and achievements they acquire in an afterschool  ...  Focus groups and usability tests were conducted with 10 students during the design of a badge system prototype for use in the program.  ...  ACKNOWLEDGMENTS The authors would like to thank the staff and students of the afterschool science program for their support of and participation in this research.  ... 
doi:10.1145/2702123.2702413 dblp:conf/chi/DavisK15 fatcat:ciqz5kmskfhczd5xyzy2we2mzm

Open badges for education: what are the implications at the intersection of open systems and badging?

June Ahn, Anthony Pellicone, Brian S. Butler
2014 Research in Learning Technology  
In addition, widespread initiatives such as Mozilla's Open Badge Framework expand the potential of badging into the realm of open education. In this paper, we explicate the concept of open badges.  ...  We highlight some of the ways that researchers have examined badges as part of educational practice and also highlight the different definitions of open-ness that are employed in popular and scholarly  ...  This paper also contributes to future research in open badges by beginning to pinpoint conceptual areas that require experimentation and analysis.  ... 
doi:10.3402/rlt.v22.23563 fatcat:qidzz2yeqvgabgqckzzfbflyii

Instilling purpose and value in the implementation of digital badges in higher education

Jill Stefaniak, Kimberly Carey
2019 International Journal of Educational Technology in Higher Education  
The study sought to explore the adoption of badges in higher education using Rogers ' (2003) innovation diffusion theory to identify factors associated with the adoption process in order to provide contextual  ...  This qualitative multi-case study examined digital badge programs being used at three higher education institutions, at the course level, the department level, and the university level.  ...  JS and KC both wrote sections for the literature review, methods, and discussion sections. Both authors reviewed and edited the final submission of this manuscript.  ... 
doi:10.1186/s41239-019-0175-9 fatcat:65jq2ekbsfhs7dbdv7jjtahbdi

Digital badges in afterschool learning: Documenting the perspectives and experiences of students and educators

Katie Davis, Simrat Singh
2015 Computers & Education  
We examine these findings in light of theory and research on the role of artifacts within and outside the communities of practice in which they were created and used.  ...  the validity of badges.  ...  Acknowledgments The authors wish to thank the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (Prime Award No. OPP1049826) for funding this research.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.compedu.2015.04.011 fatcat:tlwpbef7rvafxkcnno2oa4fmte

How to Increase the Value of Digital Badges for Assessment and Recognition in Higher Education. A University Case

2021 Informatics in Education. An International Journal  
To attain this goal, a case study approach, centered in one HE institution, was used aiming (a) at an analysis of the description of metadata of digital badges issued by the HE institution to identify  ...  To attain this goal, a case study approach centered in one HE institution was used, aiming (a) at an analysis of the status quo description of metadata of DBs issued by the HE institution to identify the  ...  Acknowledgement This research has been funded by the research project "Open Online Learning for Digital and Networked Society" (3.3-LMT-K-712-01-0189) funded by the ESF and Lithuanian Research Council  ... 
doi:10.15388/infedu.2021.07 fatcat:d55adoh765gwhboec477tdbyby

How and why are digital badges being used in higher education in New Zealand?

Maggie Katherine Hartnett
2021 Australasian Journal of Educational Technology  
This research explored the use of digital badges within New Zealand's public higher education sector.  ...  Using a mixed methods approach (national survey of staff followed by interviews), results revealed over half of the institutions were using badges or planned to in the future.  ...  The finding that higher education staff are aware of potential drawbacks with using digital badges is an important consideration and highlights that badges need to be an integral part of the learning experience  ... 
doi:10.14742/ajet.6098 fatcat:z4ndgo2jpneijoojwisk7jgn3e

Students' Perception of Using Digital Badges in Blended Learning Classrooms

Li Zhou, Liwen Chen, Qinman Fan, Yueli Ji
2019 Sustainability  
Q methodology was used in a single case study of the students' subjective experience of digital badges, and thirty-six Q-statements were selected after a comprehensive reflection of their views of digital  ...  The purpose of the study was to explore these college students' perception of digital badges in blended learning classrooms as well as their perception of digital badges in general.  ...  Conflicts of Interest: The authors declare no conflict of interest.  ... 
doi:10.3390/su11072151 fatcat:ebosgtsd3za7neewqqboeh36sm

Digital Badges in Education: Trends, Issues, and Cases

Li Zhou, Liwen Chen
2018 Eurasia Journal of Mathematics, Science and Technology Education  
badges and the use of modular design frameworks of badges, and badges in composition courses.  ...  The aim of this book is to ask the right questions about the use of digital badges in education and, as such, it succeeds in being authoritative and friendly.  ... 
doi:10.29333/ejmste/91683 fatcat:6ebhjmatgncwflzdtawqgq7xtm

Geoscience Education in the Boy Scouts of America

Rachel Hintz, Barbara Thomson
2012 Journal of Geoscience education  
Boy Scout geoscience education is not "desk" education-it is an informal, hands-on, real-world education where Scouts learn through activities, trips, and the outdoors, as well as in meetings and in the  ...  Merit badge requirements, many of which meet National Science Education Standards for Earth and Space Science, give boys foundational experiences and familiarity with geoscience topics.  ...  Qualitative Research Data and Analysis Science experiences are naturally embedded in the Boy Scout program.  ... 
doi:10.5408/09-192.1 fatcat:rdvyhy5fzvdtrpkamzvmco6eei

Digital Badges for Students' Assessment and Recognition – A University Case

Margarita Tereseviciene, Elena Trepule, Rasa Greenspon, Nilza Costa
2020 EDEN Conference Proceedings  
The main goal of the paper is to describe current practice and experience of one university in application of digital badges with particular attention to two research questions: What are the purposes of  ...  The results of the analysis indicate that majority of digital badges were issued in order to assess students' knowledge, skills, and competencies while the rest of the digital badges were issued to acknowledge  ...  The data sheets that were used for the analysis were generated by the analytics tools of the virtual learning environment in order to find out how digital badges are used during fully online or blended  ... 
doi:10.38069/edenconf-2020-ac0006 fatcat:pum7cfnkvnartkvdthnfy2o5te

Awarding a Community Membership Badge - Teachers' Development of Digital Competences in a cMOOC [chapter]

Niklas Karlsson, Linda Bradley, Anna-Lena Godhe
2014 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
Results show that there is a difference in how the blogs are designed, depending on the level of experience from the blogger.  ...  The awarding process, as well as the participation, of a small group of people who were awarded badges is analysed.  ...  In connection to the criteria for the badge the aim of the badge is further explained as recognition of the contribution to the Online Community of Educators.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-319-13296-9_18 fatcat:ucbnkgcjcjg3vheh3fujfy5sia

Gamified Moodle Course for Teaching UML

Mantas Jurgelaitis, Vaidotas Drungilas, Lina Čeponienė
2018 Baltic Journal of Modern Computing  
To combat this problem an idea of gamifying the course was proposed. In this paper we have presented an implementation of gamified UML and system design teaching course in Moodle environment.  ...  Surveys' results indicate that students enjoyed gamified course, and plan to continue using it in the future.  ...  After the completion of the experiment an exploratory data analysis of the Moodle logged data was performed.  ... 
doi:10.22364/bjmc.2018.6.2.03 fatcat:jdjuh6qidvhlri6ubebfhofrou

Exploring Digital Badges in University Courses: Relationships between Quantity, Engagement, and Performance

Joseph R Fanfarelli, Rudy McDaniel
2017 Online Learning  
The exploratory correlational study presented within this article addresses this gap by examining these relationships, relating number of badges earned in a pilot course to performance and engagement-related  ...  Several relationships were identified, providing initial evidence of the importance of studying number of badges earned and how that number impacts effectiveness.  ...  Three of the badges used in this study. A total of 22 badges were designed for inclusion in the experimental courses (18 of these were included in Graphic Design and 19 were included in Web Design).  ... 
doi:10.24059/olj.v21i2.1007 fatcat:ppylhsyp6fcezl2b2gah65zvia
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