Posts Categorized: Assessment

Badges and beyond – Linkedin and other credentialing ideas

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As regular readers would know, P2PU was an early and active developer of a badges platform, fostering an ecosystem for micro-credentialling that remains in use to this day. Finding fast and flexible ways to report mastery of skills that matter remains a challenging problem.  We are always chuffed, then, to see learners finding new ways…

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Badges @P2PU: An update and thoughts…

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  A lot is happening in the badges space, and while it’s not clear what the next steps are for P2PU, we thought it would be good to share our thinking about these development. The Badge Alliance is a new organization that was spun out of Mozilla and is stewarding the badges ecosystem. Philipp is…

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Assessment on the Web – Part 3

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Last week, we shared the second part of our series of reports looking at new ways of assessing learning on the Web. Parts 1 and 2 generated some excellent discussion, and we’re hoping to keep these conversations going with the final instalment. Part 3 interrogates the issue of feedback, and the role that peer feedback…

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Assessment on the Web – Part 2

Last week, we introduced our series of reports looking at new ways of assessing learning on the Web. We’ve had a great response to the report, and this week, we’re delighted to share Part 2 of the series with you all. This week, the report takes a closer look at priorities for assessment (spoiler alert:…

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Using P2PU to Badge Swedish Educators’ MOOC

    This is a guest post from Sara Mörtsell, Education Manager at Wikimedia Sweden, and part of the informal online community of Educators in Sweden As our Swedish MOOC for Educators, “Digitala Skollyftet” is nearing the end, some great projects have been awarded the Digitala Skollyftet Badge at P2PU. I’d like to take this opportunity to…

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Mindsets and Motivation: 2014, Start Your Engines

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The Motivation Landscape. In the wake of Badges, the spectre of behaviorism, and the proliferation of learning platforms on the web, how are we as practitioners and researchers to move forward in light of what we’ve learned? How have recent discussions about motivation, growth mindsets, and malleable intelligence affect how we design for learning? What’s…

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We Made it to 100–Badge Creation Increased 200% in July

Over the past few months, we’ve been working to make badges.p2pu.org slick, usable and flexible. We shipped OBI compliance, course integration with iframe embedding, and a new Badgemaker course to help folks get started. All this is to say: we’ve had Badges on the brain, and our next initiative was to get the word out to the…

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Badges in the Bronx: P2PU + Youth Voices

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P2PU took peer learning up to the Bronx this past Tuesday when I was invited to give a workshop on Badges to a classroom of high school writers. These intrepid folks were part of the Youth Voices Summer Program, a project sponsored by the National Writing Project and headed up by the very stellar Paul Allison. Youth…

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What is P2PU Building? An Update from the Flight Deck

This post was sent via carrier pigeon and smoke signal from Vanessa and the posse in the Badge Cave. Which is nothing like a Bat Cave…   You may have noticed, dear Community members, that Dirk and Vanessa (and now Erika & Chris!) have had Badges on the brain. Day and night, we’ve been pushing…

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Open Video Course Sprint in Berlin for School of Open

I wanted to write a quick post outlining the process of a ‘course sprint’. I think this methodology can be of use to emerging groups of on-line educators creating open education resources (OERs). This course sprint process was inspired and informed by the Book Sprint process developed by Adam Hyde of FLOSS Manuals. Background The…

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