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Height vs. depth in badging framework design

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posted on 23.02.2018, 00:00 by Scott BeattieScott Beattie
As Digital Badging matures and the technologies to issue, curate, massify and automate badges evolve, the question of overall framework design becomes increasingly crucial. If badges are to attain and maintain currency they must be contextualised in relation to other badges, as parts of sets of badges and in relation to other sets of badges. The learners of the future may well have a large number of badges to navigate and curate which may lose significance as merely part of a horizontal ‘stack’ of badges. Designing for depth as well would allow the relationships, pathways and connections between badges to become more relevant in understanding the meaning of badges and in motivating learners. This chapter looks to the evolution of badging on video game consoles and its roots in the virtual persona profiles in tabletop gaming to draw on the parallel experience of design and cautionary tales of how early design decision may have later ramifications.

History

Editor

Ifenthaler D; Bellin-Mularski N; Mah D-K

Parent Title

Foundation of digital badges and micro-credentials: Demonstrating and recognizing knowledge and competencies

Start Page

307

End Page

324

Number of Pages

18

ISBN-13

9783319154244

Publisher

Springer International Publishing

Place of Publication

Cham, Switzerland

Peer Reviewed

Yes

Open Access

No

Author Research Institute

Centre for Regional Advancement of Learning, Equity, Access and Participation (LEAP)

Era Eligible

Yes

Number of Chapters

38