On this episode of TTT we are joined by Peer to Peer University's Vanessa Gennarelli @mozzadrella & Dirk Uys to discuss discuss P2PU's new badges http://badges.p2pu.org.
About a month ago, on the P2PU blog, Vanessa wrote about P2PU's lanch of a New Version of Badges:
As Grantees of the Digital Media and Learning Competition http://dmlcompetition.net/Competition/4/winners.php, Peer 2 Peer University has created a platform for anyone who wants to make and issue Badges. We launched badges.p2pu.org at the DML Conference in Chicago last week to an amazing response. Folks were very receptive to our project-based and feedback-driven approach. Here’s a bit of a walkthrough on what that means, and how you can use it.
Read more http://goo.gl/bWSER, and enjoy this episode of at Teachers Teaching Teachers. We were also joined by two other heroes of open education and open badges Leah MacVie and Jane Park
Our goal in this–and the next–episode of TTT teachersteachingteachers.org/feed/podcast is to join those who are developing a practical, pedagogical discourse between the heckling and the hype around badges. Our conversations are open and wide-ranging, but we have a few questions that must be answered soon, as the fall semester starts up around the US:
What impacts might there be on different kinds students?
How do I start?
Of course, it's impossible to pull apart the different philosophical, political, and psychological threads that seem to attach themselves to badges, but the educators in this conversation begin to bring some clarity to the questions involved.
There's only so much that this many thoughtful participants can say in an hour, but we hope that there are a few moments while you are listening when you find yourself wanting to enter the conversation. Let us know what you are thinking by posting a comment below. And join us next week as we continue our conversations about badges on TTT with these thoughtful educators:
We'll continue these conversations live at edtechtalk.com/ttt on Wednesday, 15 August at 4PM ET / 1PM PT/ World Times: goo.gl/tERfa. NOTICE THE EARLIER TIME.
We’ll continue to focus on incorporating badges into K-12 education and beyond. There’s so much to say on the topic.
What’s your favorite blog post, video, article, resource about Badges? Please add a couple of links in the comments below. We want to be open and flexile about all of the ways people are talking about the issues involved. And, we are interested in keeping it real. We’ve been developing some ideas around badges for Youth Voices youthvoices.net, and there's more about this on P2PU goo.gl/oKQ1R.
See you on Wednesday.
Click Read more to see a copy of the chat that was happening during the webcast.