Open Badges in Bb Open Education #GCUGamesOn

Loving the whole #GCUGamesOn experience . Read more in Sheila’s post

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GCU Games On Gold Medal GCU Games On Gold Medal

Our online event GCU Games On is now in it’s final week. Each week we have been giving participants the chance to win digital medals which are actually badges but as the event is about the Commonwealth Games it was too good an opportunity to use the term medals. Open Education from Blackboard has an integrated badges functionality with Mozilla open badges allowing participants to publish and share badges into their own Mozilla backpack.  So far so straightforward? Well yes and no.

Creating and issuing badges with Open Education is pretty straightforward using  gradecentre.  Adding metadata is easy, and unless you knew, you wouldn’t actually realise that’s what you were doing (always a good thing with metadata).  You can customise your badge (remember to use a .png file) or use one of the templates provided in the system.  We have 3 medals/badges (bronze, silver, gold) …

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Learner attitudes to Open Educational Resources (OERs)

Source: www.heacademy.ac.uk

Interesting report from the HEA and NUS on Learner Attitudes to OERs shows that on the whole students are positive about the use of OER’s but practical support is needed in terms of finding and using them

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Digital Literacies, Open Educational Resources (OER) & Open Badges

Talk to: Information Futures, Post Graduate Students at Manchester Metropolitan University, 26 March 2014

Source: www.slideshare.net

See on Scoop.itOER and OEP

How MOOCs Are Being Used In Europe – Edudemic

One of the wonderful things about MOOCs is that they don’t force students to be in a particular location in order to ‘attend’ class. Especially if you’re looking for a course that will help you gain a specific skill, MOOCs allow students access to teachers and other experts they might not have otherwise. The handy …

Source: www.edudemic.com

See on Scoop.itOER and OEP

Open Research Course Update

Way back in March you may recall seeing a post on the School of Open (SOO) course we were planning on open research… Well, whilst we did go a bit quiet, behind the scenes the cogs were turning, pla…

Source: oerresearchhub.org

OER School of Open Course starting in September 🙂 Whoo

The Open Education Infrastructure, and Why We Must Build It

Despite thoughtful disagreement about the term “infrastructure” from people I greatly respect, I continue to find the term extraordinarily useful in my own thinking about how we improve education. …

Source: opencontent.org