For those who want to know more: Implementation of design principles (DPD project)

1. In the 2012 Badges for Lifelong Learning Initiative, 30 organizations were funded to develop ecosystems for open digital badges.
Indiana University’s Center for Research on Learning and Technology has studied the development, implementation, and practice of badging within the scope of recognizing, assessing, motivating, and studying learning. The research team analyzed project proposals and then conducted interviews as projects got underway and after the development period was over.
You can find the result of this project, Design Principles Documentation Project, described in this video (duration: 55:44 minutes):

Detailed description of each badge design practice can be found on DPD project web-page: http://dpdproject.info/design-principles/.

Watch the video and read related documents for detail explanation of each aspect.  Choose relevant elements that you find appropriate for your course and write it in the following table. DPD card deck can lead you through that process.

Share your findings with your colleagues.

Assessing learning with Digital Badges

Recognizing Learning with Digital Badges

Selected elements:

Selected elements:

All elements:

  • Use leveled badge systems
  • Enhance validity with expert judgment
  • ·Align assessment activities to standards: create measurable learning objectives
  • Use performance assessments in relevant contexts
  • Use e-portfolios
  • Use formative functions of assessment
  • Use mastery learning
  • Use rubrics
  • Promote "hard" and "soft" skill sets
  • Involve students at a granular level

All elements:

  • Use badges to map learning trajectory
  • Align badges to standards
  • Have experts issue badges
  • Seek external backing of credential
  • Recognize diverse learning
  • Use badges as a means of external communication
  • Determine appropriate lifespan of badges
  • Recognize educator learning
  • Award formal academic credit for badges
  • Promote discovery

Motivating learning with Digital Badges

Studying Learning with Digital Badges

Selected elements:

Selected elements:

All elements:

  • Recognize identities
  • Engage with the community
  • Display badges to the public
  • Provide outside value of badges
  • Set goals
  • Promote collaboration
  • Stimulate competition
  • Recognize different outcomes
  • Utilize different types of assessments
  • Provide privileges

All elements:

  • Using traditional evidence:
  • Study badge impact: Research OF badges
  • Improve badge impact: Research FOR badges
  • Improve badge ecosystems: Research FOR ecosystems
  • Using the evidence contained in badges:
  • Study badge impact with badge evidence: Research WITH & OF badges
  • ·Improve badge impact with badge evidence: Research WITH & FOR badges
  • Improve badge ecosystems with badge evidence: Research WITH & FOR ecosystems



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