Implementation of Open Badges in Education

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On the 23rd of June 2015 a survey was sent out to educational institutions via UK mailing lists, and globally via Twitter inviting institutions to answer three questions about their implementation of Open Badges. The three questions were:
  • Can you describe what stage of the implementation of Open Badges are you at?
  • What areas are you considering using Open Badges for?
  • How are you planning to issue the Open Badges?

I am delighted with the 57 responses we received in the survey, and with ...

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Durham Blackboard Conference 2015 Abbi Flint Keynote – Engagement through partnership

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Engagement Through Partnership – Abbi Flint

Abbi started her keynote discussing the framework that the Higher Education Academy launched on students as partners. Below are my rough notes from the presentation combined with Dr Rebecca Gill’s more comprehensible notes!
Fostering partnership – it’s a strong way to increase student engagement – growing topic recently.

What do we mean by partnership?

Definition(s) of partnership:

  • Partnership isn’t interchangeable with student engagement, but is a specific form of it. It is a movement away from the ...
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Durham Blackboard Users Conference 2014

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Durham University held the 14th Blackboard Users Conference on the 9th and 10th of January. This is the second time I have attended the event and found it as beneficial as before. An extremely well organised event with a good variety of engaging presentations.
Dr Franck Michel and I presented a paper titled, “Using technology to support reflective learning – Newcastle University’s implementation of ePortfolio”. This was well received with very positive feedback from our peers. This is due ...

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