Learning Through Earning: SAM and Digital Badging

Presenters: Melinda White & Sandy Keeter, Seminole State College of Florida Gamification and badging are HOT trends in industry and education. Badging provides clear goals with well-defined rules of engagement to ensure players feel empowered to achieve goals, builds a narrative that engages players to participate and achieve the goals of the activity, provides tasks that are challenging but achievable, and provides many short-term, achievable goals to maintain engagement. Melinda White and Sandy Keeter will demonstrate how they use SAM and Digital Badging in their Office Applications course to motivate students and increase user engagement. Attendees will learn how to create a badge, award badges, create a backpack to store earned badges, and how to share badges on social networking sites such as LinkedIn and Facebook. Be a part of this exciting new trend by joining us and earning a participant badge!

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Learning Through Earning: SAM and Digital Badging

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Presenters: Melinda White & Sandy Keeter, Seminole State College of Florida Gamification and badging are HOT trends in industry and education. Badging provides clear goals with well-defined rules of engagement to ensure players feel empowered to achieve goals, builds a narrative that engages players to participate and achieve the goals of the activity, provides tasks that are challenging but achievable, and provides many short-term, achievable goals to maintain engagement. Melinda White and Sandy Keeter will demonstrate how they use SAM and Digital Badging in their Office Applications course to motivate students and increase user engagement. Attendees will learn how to create a badge, award badges, create a backpack to store earned badges, and how to share badges on social networking sites such as LinkedIn and Facebook. Be a part of this exciting new trend by joining us and earning a participant badge!
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  1. Learning Through Earning: SAM and Digital Badging

    Slide 1 - Learning Through Earning: SAM and Digital Badging

    • Melinda White & Sandy Keeter
    • Seminole State College of Florida
  2. We Don’t Need No Stinkin’ BADGES!

    Slide 2 - We Don’t Need No Stinkin’ BADGES!

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    • Everyone needs to be on board and supportive to make this work….
  3. What are Badges?

    Slide 3 - What are Badges?

    • A way to make credit for an achievement more visible
    • Each credit has an image or “badge” that represents it
    • Badges can change the way employers spot talent
    • Successfully used for motivation and goal-setting
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    • MOZILLA - What is a Badge (3:34)
    • EDUCAUSE - Badging (1:18)
  4. Digital Badges

    Slide 4 - Digital Badges

    • Online representation of a skill or achievement
    • Motivate behavior, recognize achievement and establish credibility
    • Capture knowledge, skills and accomplishments
    • Transfers learning across different industries to find talent
    • Support connected learning environments
    • Motivate learning and signal achievement
    • Share on social media
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    • Starbucks Badges are a symbolic form of acknowledgement for a specific achievement
  5. Badging Movement is “Open”

    Slide 5 - Badging Movement is “Open”

    • Many contribute to the badge process
    • Organizing information to determine credentials
    • Economical way to acknowledge achievement
    • Everyone has access to earn and display badges
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  6. 2015 Cengage Learning Computing Conference

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    • How Do Open Badges Work?
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    • Challenging our traditional system of learning
    • University of California - A Future Full of Badges
    • Some see digital badges as a potential challenger to the dominant paradigm of diplomas in higher education.
    • Using Badges to Quantify Learning at UC Davis
    • The badge movement is based on the idea that people should be able to gather useful, verifiable evidence of everything they learn, not just everything they learn while attending an accredited postsecondary institution.
    • Badging at University of Illinois
    • University of Illinois has a grassroots group that has formed over the interest of finding new and exciting ways to utilize digital badges at the University.
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  8. Purpose of Badges

    Slide 8 - Purpose of Badges

    • “Gamification” is a fun way to encourage and engage
    • Hidden challenges, like “Easter Eggs”
    • Motivate and reward students for accomplishments
    • Recognize task completion
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  9. Skill (I can _____, I know ____)

    Slide 9 - Skill (I can _____, I know ____)

    • Mini skill (I can create a hyperlink)
    • Can be granular recognizing incremental skill development
    • Formative assessment/motivation
    • Cumulative (I know Word 2013 basic)
    • Summative assessment
    • Skills get Rewarded
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  10. Achievements get Rewarded

    Slide 10 - Achievements get Rewarded

    • Achievement (I made a ______)
    • Mini (I created a flyer)
    • Project level badges recognize completion of making a project
    • Cumulative (I am a Microsoft Office expert)
    • Based on the accumulation of the mini achievement badges
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  11. Participation gets Rewarded

    Slide 11 - Participation gets Rewarded

    • Participation (I attended a special event)
    • Badges for attendance and general participation in activities
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  12. How did Seminole State get here?

    Slide 12 - How did Seminole State get here?

    • SACS accreditation - Quality Enhancement Program
    • “Read to Succeed” - Rewarding Students for Reading
    • Digital Badging Committee formed to investigate badges
    • CGS2100c (Office Applications) was identified as a “pilot”
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  13. Rewarding Students for Competencies

    Slide 13 - Rewarding Students for Competencies

    • Earning an average of 90% on each application
    • Receive all 4 App badges to earn Office badge
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  14. How we use SAM to determine Badge earners

    Slide 14 - How we use SAM to determine Badge earners

    • SAM is like “Gaming”; multiple attempts to get best score
    • Average the assignment grades for each application
    • Export SAM or LMS gradebook; upload csv to Credly
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  15. SAM Assignments and Gradebook

    Slide 15 - SAM Assignments and Gradebook

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  16. Where to Begin?

    Slide 16 - Where to Begin?

    • Identify goals, instructions on how to earn badges
    • Create digital badges that represent accomplishments
    • Choose a badging delivery system
    • Credly, Mozilla, Basno
    • We started with Mozilla and moved to Credly
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  17. Credly.com – Our Delivery Choice

    Slide 17 - Credly.com – Our Delivery Choice

    • Universal tool to recognize, store, and share achievements
    • Badges include evidence, criteria and issuer
    • Credly account acts as digital badge backpack
    • Allows you to manage and share badges
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  18. Getting Started

    Slide 18 - Getting Started

    • Create an account on www.credly.com
    • Use a generic or department email address as “issuer” ie: cgs2100c@gmail.com
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  19. Add Badges to Credly

    Slide 19 - Add Badges to Credly

    • Choose to make your own badges and upload them, OR
    • Credly provides a badge creating WYSIWYG
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  20. Giving Credit

    Slide 20 - Giving Credit

    • Three pieces of information are required, two are optional:
    • Student’s first name, last name and email (required)
    • Testimonial, Evidence (optional)
    • Badges can be awarded individually or in bulk (csv upload)
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  21. LMS Message

    Slide 21 - LMS Message

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  22. Metrics and Success

    Slide 22 - Metrics and Success

    • Accepted badges are listed in your account
    • Students can choose to add photos, make visible, etc.
    • Our pilot was successful
    • Many students accepted and shared badges
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  23. More About Credly – Getting Verified

    Slide 23 - More About Credly – Getting Verified

    • Digital credentials have the greatest meaning when their source is known, trusted and verified
    • Verified icon means Credly has verified that the account
    • “Free” members can apply to be Verified with annual fee
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  24. Things to Consider

    Slide 24 - Things to Consider

    • Once you issue a badge, it cannot be revoked
    • The badge belongs to the recipient
    • Think carefully about who you issue badges to
    • Be sure the badge description is accurate
    • Test badge delivery before full implementation
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  25. Student’s Congratulation Email

    Slide 25 - Student’s Congratulation Email

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  26. 2015 Cengage Learning Computing Conference

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    • Badge Acceptance Options
  27. Badge Details

    Slide 27 - Badge Details

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  28. Share on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter

    Slide 28 - Share on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter

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  29. 2015 Cengage Learning Computing Conference

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    • View of Student’s Credly Account
  30. Badge Summary Report

    Slide 30 - Badge Summary Report

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  31. Student Feedback

    Slide 31 - Student Feedback

    • I'm not sure if I ever gave my feedback on the badges, but I love them! I've posted each one to my Facebook page and my friends and family love to see what I'm doing. Thanks for including this "perk.“
    • As I've told everyone already, I found that this class was SO useful. So many college classes are necessary, but none of them have had the ability to turn the knowledge gained into such a usable tool! I really miss playing in SAM and earning badges...:).
    • I just added my award badges to my Linkedin profile. Thank you for issuing these! The main question I am asked in interviews is about how well I know Microsoft Excel. Now I finally have something to prove it in my profile. Thank you for a great class!
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  32. Go to Credly.com

    Slide 32 - Go to Credly.com

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    • Login or Create Account
    • Create Badge (sample badge for presentation)
    • Review live features
    • *SEND us your first and last name and email for attendance badge
    • CGS2100c@gmail.com
  33. Additional Resources

    Slide 33 - Additional Resources

    • http://openbadges.org/about/
    • https://wiki.mozilla.org/Badges
    • https://credly.com/news/
    • http://www.educause.edu/badging
    • http://lincs.ed.gov/professional-development/resource-collections/profile-716
    • http://www.shakeuplearning.com/blog/5-awesome-resources-for-badges-in-the-classroom#sthash.PzAiE8t9.dpbs
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  34. Slide 34

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    • Questions? CONTACT US!
    • Melinda White
    • whitemc@seminolestate.edu
    • Sandy Keeter
    • keeters@seminolestate.edu