I think … I am very motivated by badges … this has surprised, intrigued and frustrated me. What is it that I like about badges ? Well as an ex brownie and girl guide who didn’t actually obtain many badges I think it might be a throwback wish to obtain something that says ” I did that ” – however although it means something to me I wonder what it means to other people ? When I explain to people outside the OER world they look at me with a sort of ” aw bless ” look but people inside the inner OER sanctum are definitely divided into those that ” get it” and those that just plain hate ’em.
In the words of Bernard Bull in his blog Etale – Life in the digital world
Digital badges are a new currency for credentialing in a world of connected learning. They are more than glorified digital biscuits for good behavior. While they may have motivational elements to them, their greatest potential is in revolutionizing how we think about credentials in the digital age.
Well I am on the novelty newbie side of badge mentality and I like ’em. So there world … I am a badge lover –