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Transcript of Badge Trouble
Evaluate your online learning and context
Start small but think big (scalable, sustainable)
Scope, resources, and time
Legal and privacy concerns are vital
Communicate early and often!
With senior management
Things to keep an eye on
The ANU context as a research institution
limited pilot of co-curricular and professional development badges for research students
joint project between Library, Research Skills, and Digital Learning teams
New online learning ecosystem is still developing
Lack of good examples of best practice (that are public)
Issues of verification, trustworthiness & security
Terminology still in question
Badge or microcredential?
Backpack, portfolio, briefcase?
Our own ecosystem and understanding still developing
Context & background
Badges for research education
Disruptive technology & badge trouble
Actor-network of badges
Suggestions for future badgers
Things to keep an eye on
Show clear co-curricular benchmarks to support students in research degrees
Make research degrees more accessible to employers
Help international students communicate their skills outside of Australian context
Deakin Uni project -
MacArthur foundation -
Dartmouth Uni -
Piloting open badges at the Australian National University
Katie Freund & Emily Rutherford
Process for Changing LMS
Alternative modes of assessment and credentialing don't easily fit with existing systems
Badges designed to be mobile and visible externally
Existing systems not necessarily integrated or open to external access
Badges still new development: how much do you invest?
Badge for Library Research Skills
Formal request with business case to LMS Governance Group
If approved, to LMS Reference and User Groups
If approved, need to prepare resource implications to LMS Steering Committee
If approved, request for funding to University ICT Committee
ANU Online conducts analysis and investigation
Legal consultation required
If approved, vendor development time required
Move from development to staging to production environments
Limited pilot release with targeted academics
Estimated time to completion:
2 years minimum
Digital Learning Project
"We don't want people to think it was fun studying at ANU."
- student in focus group