On June 4th, Christine Chow and Nate Otto of the DPD Project joined Paul Allison’s “Teachers Teaching Teachers” webinar series to discuss their recent case study on establishing the value of badges for earners. Representatives of two projects we studied joined us. Chris Shoemaker from YALSA and Stacy Kruse, from Pragmatic Solutions, the software partner for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting projects.
We had a nice hour-long chat about the challenges that come up when system designers design badges that are intended to have outside value for learners.
The discussion touched on several principles in our Recognizing Learning and Motivating Learning categories around how badge systems are intended to provide valuable credentials to learners.