Hi global dScribes!
Open.Michigan is researching ways to harness the excitement of students and
faculty who share learning material and use it to build momentum in the open
education movement at the University of Michigan. As student dScribes engage
in open education and resource production, Open.Michigan intends to reward
behavior that advances the initiative through a badging system. We are
initiating a pilot project to define measurable tasks in open education
production and advocacy, build a badge administration system, create and
distribute badges as rewards, and test and analyze individual motivations as
they relate to badging and the open movement.
So what are badges? The Open Badges Project <http://wiki.mozilla.org/Badges>uses the Dictionary.com definition of badge:
[baj]: a special or distinctive mark, token, or device worn as a sign of
allegiance, membership, authority, achievement, etc.
But more importantly, what do you think global dScribes? Are you currently a
badge holder of any kind? Do you have any experience with badging systems
from other online or offline communities?
Please share your thoughts, ideas and experience!