How to earn the HE Industry Dialogue Badge

Introduction: This text gives the specifications for the badge, listing all its technical aspects. This is how you earn it. This badge is a research prototype designed to Open Badge standards. It carries no credits and is not accredited or verified by me or my University employers. However, the badge has real value, being endorsed…

How I badgered and badged HE: my plan to offer an Open Badge

As part of my Action Research project I’m launching a Badge according to Open Badge specifications. Well actually I’m only issuing the badge- I’m not awarding it. It’s not about me, it’s about investigating the dynamics of motivation, reward and inertia in qualifications and credentials. I intend to investigate how the development of Open Badges…

Smoke, Mirrors and Badges: thoughts on HE and Open Badges

One of the elements that is often missing from the more theoretical Open Badges literature is that of the user’s motivation and willingness to learn. It’s easy to assume Badges will gamify people or make material the pathways of learning that the user never visualised before, without the learner having to lift a finger. To…

How I survived the Open Badgeocalypse

2025: It was 3 years after the Badgocalypse, when the whole of human experience had been carved up by the corporations. As it was a Saturday, I awoke to find out I’d already earned two badges- one for above average REM from a healthcare agency, and the other for punctuality from my employer, as I’d…