Open badges and informal assessment

Posted: August 1, 2013 in Moodle MOOC posts

MOOCs have raised new issues regarding assessment since most participants that enroll in such courses do it in an informal way and based on personal motivations to learn and are not particularly engaged in certification.
However, for those that wish to have some sort of recognition for activities and contributions shared along the course a new way has been experimented – to earn badges.
Ignatia de Waard has written an interesting post in her blog about badges – http://ignatiawebs.blogspot.pt/2013/07/on-open-badges-and-informal-assessment.html – referring a presentation by Jon Rosewell (UK Open University):

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