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MOOC Badging and the Learning Arc

Cross, Simon and Galley, Rebecca (2012). MOOC Badging and the Learning Arc. OLDS MOOC Blog Post.

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Abstract

The first part of the post expands on some of our thinking behind the digital badging strategy used in the 2012 OLDS MOOC by using a pictorial representation to explain the place of the badges in the course. This is predicated on (a) the idea that a course, just like a novel, a movie or a video game, contains a broad central 'story arc' - a 'learning arc' or journey with a start (beginning of course) and an end, and (b) the idea that there are different types of badge that have different relationships with this learning arc. The second part reflects some of our initial critical consideration of what the roles and benefits of badges may be. As the post is intended as a discussion piece, we welcome your thoughts and responses.

Item Type: Other
Copyright Holders: 2012 The Authors
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Funded Project NameProject IDFunding Body
OLDS MOOCNot SetJISC
Keywords: MOOC; OLDS MOOC; open online learning; digital badges
Academic Unit/School: Learning and Teaching Innovation (LTI) > Institute of Educational Technology (IET)
Learning and Teaching Innovation (LTI)
Learning and Teaching Innovation (LTI) > Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL)
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Item ID: 42038
Depositing User: Simon Cross
Date Deposited: 23 Feb 2015 09:51
Last Modified: 16 Dec 2018 23:48
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/42038
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