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Task Discussion

  • Sam Taylor said:


    I'm a lover of learning and doing this course to explore the joint benefits of open courses, badges and online learning!

    Currently working alongside colleagues looking into using Moodle to issue and house badges, along with other platforms such as Mahara and other free sites.

    Looking forward to this new learning journey!

    Sam Taylor
    Learning Technologist


    on July 30, 2014, 4:56 a.m.
  • Julian Prior said:

    Hi Leah,

    I work as a learning technologist in a university in the UK and would like to be knowledgeable enough about open badges so that I can offer some introductory staff development sessions in using open badges for accrediting learning and training. Looking forward to this challenge!


    on July 25, 2014, 5:30 a.m.

    Sam Taylor said:

    Thanks for sharing this course with me :)

    on July 30, 2014, 4:56 a.m. in reply to Julian Prior
  • Wendy said:

    I work in vocational education, teaching business administration.  As part of my own interest in education and the impact of technology I recently completed a MOOC and was awarded an 'open badge'.  As I had never heard of these before I 'googled' the term and stumbled across P2PU ... so, here I am.

    on May 3, 2014, 5:55 a.m.

    Leah MacVie said:

    What a great story! I'm so glad that you were able to stumble upon this course, Wendy. I think that you will learn a lot about what opne badges can do for individuals, but I would also like to hear more about what you think pen badges can do for society. Good luck!

    on June 6, 2014, 10:12 a.m. in reply to Wendy
  • nancyf said:

    I am from Toronto, Ontario, Canada and work provincially in the field of adult literacy, supporting educators in their efforts to use technology more in blended ways to deliver adult literacy training to adults.  We use the Moodle platform at my workplace, AlphaPlus, to deliver training and when we upgraded our Moodle site to 2.6+ badges and access to the Open Badges ecosystem became available to us.  So I have been learning about badges since August 2013 and recently delivered a webinar to adult educators introducing the open badges concept.

    Taking this course is a way for me to learn more and to get to know the P2PU environment and community as well.

    Thanks for offering this course!


    on April 3, 2014, 9:14 a.m.

    Leah MacVie said:

    Welcome, Nancy! Wow- how awesome that you work for AlphaPlus- I just researched the group. I will be interested to hear how you think badges will help your adult educators. Also- I live in Buffalo- so I am not too far from you! I am so glad that things are starting to warm up around here!

    on June 6, 2014, 10:14 a.m. in reply to nancyf
  • Tom Miller said:

    Exploring Open Badges as a means to aggregate a variety of formal and informal learning experiences.  Looking for information, examples, and ideas on how to collectively leverage badges for multiple stakeholder organizations.  I'm also interested in how the metadata that is captured can be utilized for reporting and analysis.

    on Jan. 6, 2014, 11:38 a.m.

    Leah MacVie said:

    Welcome Tom- I'm not sure that you will find much about the metadata portion in this course, but it will give you a good start. Good luck!

    on June 6, 2014, 10:15 a.m. in reply to Tom Miller
  • Jennifer said:

    I'm a primary teacher (technology coordinator) and am looking for ways to make learning pathways for students. I'm intrigued by the possibility of using badges to empower students to make choices in their learning. I look forward to learning more about this in hopes of developing a badge system to recognize student learning that can be taken with them to secondary school.

    on Nov. 20, 2013, 2:56 p.m.
  • PamelaR said:

    smileyHello everyone,

    I am looking forward to completing this challenge and earning a badge. I think this is a great concept to show additional levels of skills. I also would like to implementthis concept with my students.

    on Sept. 6, 2013, 8:15 p.m.
  • Sandra Dyke said:

    I must admit I am getting a bit confused with getting started with this! I've already posted somewhere on this course site! So again, I am embarking on a research project on using digital badges as a means for students to document soft skills used during their studies.  To start this I thought learning about digital badges and earning a badge could be a good start.

    on Aug. 4, 2013, 9:04 p.m.
  • janzeteachesit said:

    Hello World (of Badges).

    I am a High School teacher and I want to be able to add Badges as a way of making my assignments more interesting and engaging.

    on July 24, 2013, 3:21 a.m.
  • Julio said:

    Hi All! I'm Julio. I'm here for pretty much the same reason everyone else is. Moving on...

    on July 23, 2013, 5:41 p.m.
  • cvaufrey said:

    Hi, I'm an educator and I'm in a team which is preparing a MOOC for the next fall. We plan to offer badges in our MOOC, and that's why I'm here, to understand the whole badging process.

    on July 3, 2013, 12:29 p.m.
  • Rodney Hargis said:

    I'm new to P2PU and am here because I'm exploring the possiblity of using the Open Badges architecture as a framework for a remedial math course. 

    Looking forward to seeing if this will work for the idea I've got...

    on May 21, 2013, 3:05 p.m.
  • lurasaki said:

    Hello all,

    I've first heard about badegs about a year ago at a conference, but thought it was a bit "fad-ish" and did not pay much attention at the time.  Since then I've seen it grow in acceptance and use.  Most recently, I participated in the same conference again, and it was still being used.  They even had a pre-conference session disucssing the use of badges.  This really piqued my curiosity and attended the session.

    Since then I've been trying to find out everything I can about badges and am really glad to have found this course.  I'm looking to possibly introduce badges to our community college environment.  Maybe starting off with faculty/staff applications (to document professional development, college service, etc.), and then if successful, maybe test it out with students (new student orietnation activities, technology literacy tracking, etc.).

    Can't wait to get started!

    on April 30, 2013, 2 p.m.
  • Cheryl said:

    I am looking forward to working through this course as I have very little knowledge or understanding of Open Badges.

    on March 21, 2013, 11:05 a.m.
  • nataliep said:

    Hi!  I'm excited to have found this course.  I have an idea for a digital badge/course but am glad to have these resources to guide me through the process.

    on Feb. 6, 2013, 7:05 p.m.
  • banaszm said:

    I've used badges in Edmodo before for my students and was in the process of creating badges for a classroom I share with a teacher in another country when I stumbled across Open Badges.  I was looking for a place to quickly and easily make the graphic for badges (so suggestions would be appreciated.)  It is an intriguing idea, so I am giving learning about it a try here.

    on Feb. 6, 2013, 3:27 p.m.
  • Luke Allen said:

    Currently in the process of creating a badge as part of a University assignment for primary education, have been guided towards this course for guidance on open badges. Looking forward to it!

    on Feb. 5, 2013, 12:41 p.m.
  • Liz said:

    Can't wait to learn more about this process.

    on Jan. 22, 2013, 1:20 p.m.
  • Kal_Rad said:

    I am using LibreOffice Writer to track my progress here at p2pu. I find this website wonderful and it totally beats all my concepts in life to create for a non-profit. So if you can't beat em' join em'.

    on Jan. 12, 2013, 2:49 a.m.