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Badges
by Jane Lally - Wednesday, 22 May 2013, 9:29 AM
 

I just received my first ever Moodle badge via email. Did everyone get one?

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Re: Badges
by Austen Sinclair - Wednesday, 22 May 2013, 10:23 AM
 

No, and I've been looking for them.  What did you do?

 

Cheers
Austen

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Re: Badges
by Andrew Chambers - Wednesday, 22 May 2013, 10:28 AM
 

I can see you have 2 when I view your full profile Austen... They have come from other sites. Interesting...

Of course I'm not convinced our 38 year old post grad students would have the need for "badges". I assume this concept has come from K-12...

 

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Re: Badges
by Aaron Metz - Wednesday, 22 May 2013, 12:14 PM
 

Hi Andrew,

The data suggests that the old are just as motivated by gamification as not so old cool

"the average age for an Australian gamer is now 32, compared to 36 for the whole population, and 75% are 18 or older."

Source: http://www.theage.com.au/digital-life/games/blogs/screenplay/new-statistics-reveal-the-face-of-australian-gaming-20120802-23g49.html#ixzz2TzVXPpDW

To my mind the challenge is really about good instructional/game design which as we all know takes time.

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Re: Badges
by Nicky NG - Thursday, 23 May 2013, 12:41 AM
 

Just finished a gamification course from coursera, the course mentioned the average gamer age is 30 which is close to Australia. Wonder same research done for Asian countries?

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Re: Badges
by leo gregorc - Thursday, 23 May 2013, 7:10 PM
 
Nicky, i was enrolled in that same coursera unit with the 64,000 others. It was a great insight into gamification. how timely that moodle has joined in. Particularly how it has been done so seamlessly. totally motivating. You can tell just by the discussion forum posts
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Re: Badges
by Paula Clough - Friday, 24 May 2013, 1:10 AM
 
I think I was that class too. Learned a lot though didn't get really involved.
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Re: Badges
by Soozie Bea - Wednesday, 22 May 2013, 1:16 PM
 

As a 41 year old post-grad student... bring on the badges!

I grew up with DnD and even now use a fitness app that gives out rewards and 'levels' you up.

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Re: Badges
by Rebecca Barrington - Wednesday, 22 May 2013, 3:56 PM
 

We had this discussion yesterday with a few colleagues.  Personally, I like the badges concept but I don't equate it to stickers or anything from my primary school days.  I am really chuffed to get my first badge and I have big plans for using them once we upgrade during the summer (and many of the iMoot sessions I am planning to join in with are to do with badges and gamification).

However, I think I might get some feedback from students across the college to see what we should call them.

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Re: Badges
by Austen Sinclair - Wednesday, 22 May 2013, 10:26 AM
 

Doh, I see now that posting in this forum earns the Communicator Badge.

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Re: Badges
by Kim Dhority - Wednesday, 22 May 2013, 11:26 PM
 

Where do you see the badges at?

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Re: Badges
by Vinny Stocker - Wednesday, 22 May 2013, 11:20 AM
 

Depends what you did to earn it Jane.

There might be a few more hidden around the site ;)

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Re: Badges
by Chad Outten - Wednesday, 22 May 2013, 11:55 AM
 

Well spotted. I'm really excited about open badges - there's so many potential applications for learning and training. It may become a serious game changer for education. 

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Re: Badges
by Claire Browne - Wednesday, 22 May 2013, 3:19 PM
 

I received my Communication badge this morning

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Re: Badges
by Molly Tebo - Wednesday, 22 May 2013, 4:05 PM
 

I'm hoping I'll get the communications badge by posting this (which shows I'm motivated by badges too I guess) tongueout

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Re: Badges
by Tim Whitehouse - Wednesday, 22 May 2013, 5:20 PM
 

Me too I hope!

Everyone likes to get a pat on the back for completing work. The success of achievements in Xbox Live led to their inclusion in the Play Station network and then later in Steam. It really has unlocked a new breed of gamer known as 'the completionist.'

I think it is a great way to help encourage students to not just complete the bare minimum but to complete something comprehensively. After all, it takes a long time to make these courses...

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Re: Badges
by Stuart Mealor - Thursday, 23 May 2013, 7:09 AM
 

Hi Molly - good to see you again smile

Did you get a communication badge ?

Stu

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Re: Badges
by Molly Tebo - Thursday, 23 May 2013, 9:46 AM
 

Hi Stu, good to see you too!

No I didn't actually. I have merely an attendee badge mixed

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Re: Badges
by Sam Eneman - Friday, 24 May 2013, 1:39 AM
 
Wondering how you get a Communication badge ...
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Re: Badges
by Nicky NG - Wednesday, 22 May 2013, 4:07 PM
 

Hi Jane,

Congratulations!  Interesting and how you get the badge?  No idea where to get one.

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Re: Badges
by Nicky NG - Thursday, 23 May 2013, 12:44 AM
 

Interesting idea using badges to encourage people to participate forum discussion, happy to experience gamification ideas with Moodle!  Besides Attendee and Communication Badges, anyone got other badges?

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Re: Badges
by Carol Westley - Wednesday, 22 May 2013, 4:48 PM
 

By the number of posts, it suggests we are all 

experiencing that 'zing' of the unexpected. 

Are they hidden like 'easter eggs' on some websites?

Is it enough, or will the thrill wear off after a while?

I would love to think these might be enough to start my undergrads using moodle more, but I need to structure in more so that the intrinsic motivation kicks in  and stays...??

I do love the idea of bringing the fun into Academia - I think it needs it!

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Re: Badges
by Solange Lalonde - Wednesday, 22 May 2013, 5:05 PM
 

I received my first badge after attending the Big Blue Button training earlier today - glad the webcam wasn't on to capture the ridiculous expression of pure "glee" when I saw it.

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Re: Badges
by Karrie Anne Vitti - Thursday, 23 May 2013, 5:30 AM
 

Too funny.... I'm not sure I really get the badges concept yet but looking forward to figuring it out...

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Re: Badges
by Teresa Gibbison - Wednesday, 22 May 2013, 5:05 PM
 

I got a badge for BBB training but it didn't get emailed, I just noticed it while browsing the site...

There are no settings in Messaging to choose email notification either - strange!

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Re: Badges
by Judi Gowing - Thursday, 23 May 2013, 10:16 AM
 

Hope we get one for BBB training! smile Ours was informal - Fred was online when we were having probs so he scheduled a session with us for a suitable time - it was successful - we made our Presentation this morning! Excited to receive two badges today!!! iMoot is awesome!

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Re: Badges
by Stephan Rinke - Wednesday, 22 May 2013, 10:26 PM
 

Yes I received two, too!

But only one via Email...

I see a very big potential for badges since you can include the requirements for earning it. This means that it goes way beyond stickers in primary and secondary schools because these badges can be included in e-portfolios, professional websites, etc.

Looking forward to seeing you all tomorrow,

Stephan

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Re: Badges
by Richard Oelmann - Wednesday, 22 May 2013, 11:08 PM
 

Got my first one and hoping for more through the moot :D

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Re: Badges
by Christine Stoller - Thursday, 23 May 2013, 12:01 AM
 

I received my first badge this morning via e-mail.  I was surprised.  This is my first at iMoot but looks like a great program and I am looking forward to the information and more badges!

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Re: Badges
by Paula Clough - Thursday, 23 May 2013, 1:05 AM
 

The badges are new this year.  I think they are a lot of fun too!

Paula cool

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Re: Badges
by sue sugizaki - Thursday, 23 May 2013, 12:10 AM
 

Yes! Yes

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Re: Badges
by Tim Hunt - Thursday, 23 May 2013, 4:21 AM
 

Of course, the problem with badges is then people make substance-less posts like this one just to get the badge.

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Re: Badges
by Teresa Gibbison - Thursday, 23 May 2013, 4:58 AM
 

Nice! I see what you did there Tim tongueout

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Re: Badges
by Karrie Anne Vitti - Thursday, 23 May 2013, 5:34 AM
 

Noooooo who would do that???? Not me of course LOL

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Re: Badges
by Randy Thornton - Thursday, 23 May 2013, 5:59 AM
 

*Like*

 Seriously, though, I wonder if the badges are linked back to the Open Badges backpack in some way?

In the meantime, I just uploaded mine from the email to my backpack. It's the first one I have other than all the test ones I awarded myself *ahem*

 

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Re: Badges
by Tim Hunt - Thursday, 23 May 2013, 6:32 AM
 

Yes, they are. Follow the links via your user profile.

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Re: Badges
by Dan Marsden - Thursday, 23 May 2013, 6:49 AM
 

Thanks - I was wondering that myself too...really I was... I wasn't just posting a response to get another badge....

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Re: Badges
by Randy Thornton - Thursday, 23 May 2013, 6:53 AM
 

Thanks Tim - I have it linked up now to my backpack.

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Re: Badges
by michelle dodd - Thursday, 23 May 2013, 7:41 AM
 

Nice

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Re: Badges
by Anthony Borrow - Thursday, 23 May 2013, 9:02 AM
 

Yes, that is the challenge with incentives. At some point, you want folks to do things not for the reward but because they enjoy it. Peace - Anthony 

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Re: Badges
by Maureen Perkins - Saturday, 25 May 2013, 6:33 PM
 

Julian was saying earlier today that it takes a certain number of posts and replies to actually get a badge, so you need several posts like this <g>

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Re: Badges
by Jane Lally - Thursday, 23 May 2013, 7:55 AM
 

If anyone wants to see how many badges they have, pop over to our course - Session B-02 - I've added the badges block to the top right.

http://2013.imoot.org/course/view.php?id=460 

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Re: Unearned badges
by Maggy Tomkins - Saturday, 25 May 2013, 8:41 AM
 

I have 5 badges but 3 were for things i have definitely not done - template design, blogs, avatar. How come?

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Re: Unearned badges
by Jane Lally - Saturday, 25 May 2013, 9:13 PM
 

Blogs and Avatars are from our course, Session B-02, I believe. Maybe you were visiting our course? And I think templates sound like Lindy Klein (Moodle Chick's).

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Re: Badges
by Kimberly Roush - Thursday, 23 May 2013, 8:26 AM
 
Moodles Badges...great idea!
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Re: Badges
by Fiona Dalessandro - Thursday, 23 May 2013, 10:34 AM
 

I thought the whole idea with badges was rubbish and then one appeared after I created an avatar and I was excited! So easily led ;)

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Re: Badges
by Meredith Cushman - Thursday, 23 May 2013, 10:57 AM
 

Thanks for the 'hint'!

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Re: Badges
by Farhan Karmali - Friday, 24 May 2013, 1:36 AM
 

Am spending the coffee break to get as many badges as I can :D

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Re: Badges
by Randy Thornton - Friday, 24 May 2013, 1:51 AM
 

Just for the record, since it came up in one of the chats yesterday (or maybe tomorrow?) :  the famous quote "We don't need no stinkin' badges" is a reference to a classic scene from the film Treasure of the Sierra Madre.

Actually, it's almost as famous a canonical misquote as "Play it again, Sam." ;)

 

 

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Re: Badges
by Jane Lally - Friday, 24 May 2013, 2:50 PM
 

Has everyone earned the badger badge yet? I think it is my favourite. Just get along to one of the caffeine break sessions and have a dig around.

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Re: Badges
by Maureen Perkins - Saturday, 25 May 2013, 6:34 PM
 

And Blazing Saddles

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Re: Badges
by Andrea Neville - Friday, 24 May 2013, 3:34 AM
 

Badges are a nice addition to the imoot. I had wanted to see how that could work in Moodle before we upgraded this summer. 

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Re: Badges
by Kristina Hoeppner - Friday, 24 May 2013, 3:48 AM
 

Not wanting to sound badge greedy, but Martin did mention you'd earn a badge by attending his keynote yesterday. It hasn't made it through yet. sad

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Re: Badges
by Jane Lally - Friday, 24 May 2013, 2:48 PM
 

Same here. I had forgotten!

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Re: Badges
by Maureen Perkins - Saturday, 25 May 2013, 6:34 PM
 

No I dont have any of my Keynote badges

 

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Re: Badges
by Solange Lalonde - Friday, 24 May 2013, 9:12 AM
 

I'm working with a "badge-caching" idea for a provincial Moodle site I'm creating for teachers to access project-based learning activities with assessments on competencies... looking forward to tuning in to more gamification sessions for more ideas!

http://learni.st/learnings/168269-solange-s-educational-resource-blog-badge-caching?board_id=20468

 

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Re: Badges
by Charlotte Lewis - Saturday, 25 May 2013, 9:14 AM
 

Great Blog post Solange.  I am so excited to download 2.5 to get started with badges.

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Re: Badges
by Mary Cooch - Sunday, 26 May 2013, 3:24 AM
 

Yes I listened and watched Martin's keynote as well and I haven't received my badge eithersad Not that I am counting badges, obviously.....

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