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Students React to Digital Badges: Pros, Cons and Interesting

23 Jun

Education with Technology Harry G. Tuttle

ISTE 2016

By Harry Grover Tuttle, Ed. D.

College World Language Students’ Preferences

Digital Badges – 52%        Paper Certificates – 48%

World Language: Can-Do Digital Badges
Digital Badges Pro-
– Breaks down proficiency more
– Shows all badges at once
– Is more attractive
– Is more appropriate since we use Schoology
– Avoids misplacing paper certificates

Con – Prefer Paper Certificates
– Looks more official / credibile
– Has a physical touch
– Is easier for me, limited tech at home
– Is easier to read the proficiency name
– Can have it when the course / Schoology ends
– Can see a pile of my certificates
– Can easily show it to others
– Can post it on frig / decorate my folder with it

Advantage of Both:
– Tells me my actual speaking skill, not my grade with homework,etc.
– Shows my  progress in speaking (still…

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Posted by on June 23, 2016 in Uncategorized

 

One response to “Students React to Digital Badges: Pros, Cons and Interesting

  1. Jacqui Murray

    June 27, 2016 at 5:16 pm

    Good summary. It seems, the biggest challenge of digital badges is finding a visible place to post them. I’m still working on that.

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