Barry Joseph and folks at Global Kids have published a review of various ways people are using badging systems designed for learning. The six ways are: badges as alternative assessment gamifying education with badges badges as learning scaffolding badges to develop lifelong learning skills badges as DML driver badges to democratize learning View the paper [...]
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Game designer Ian Schreiber writes a blog post entitled My Problem With Gamification. In the post, he describes three main points that people are making regarding gamification: “(1) The education system in the US is broken. (2) Grades are an outdated game mechanic. This is part of the problem. (3) Replacing grades with other extrinsic [...]
Antin and Churchill (2011) have published a brief paper from the CHI 2011 conference on badges in social media. The authors deconstruct badges and present five social psychological functions for badges in social media contexts: goal setting, instruction, reputation, status/affirmation, and group identification. Read the paper here.