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Digital Badging Adventure

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Participate and share : Poster

Kathleen Mansfield  
Join us on a digital badging adventure! Discover when and how to use badging in your setting. Walk through the process of creating your own system you can use on your campus later! We provide the templates and knowledge, you provide the content.

Audience: Curriculum/district specialists, Teachers, Technology coordinators/facilitators
Skill level: Beginner
Attendee devices: Devices required
Attendee device specification: Laptop: Chromebook, Mac, PC
Tablet: Android, iOS, Windows
Participant accounts, software and other materials: Google Account is required
Topic: Professional learning
ISTE Standards: For Educators:
  • Design authentic learning activities that align with content area standards and use digital tools and resources to maximize active, deep learning.
  • Explore and apply instructional design principles to create innovative digital learning environments that engage and support learning.
  • Use technology to create, adapt and personalize learning experiences that foster independent learning and accommodate learner differences and needs.

Proposal summary

Purpose & objective

Our participants will:
1. Understand the best use and true purpose of using digital
badging (Sharing research)
2. will analyze their use of badging as a systematic process
(based on research, housed in our Google Site)
3. create learning objectives, qualifications, quality levels, and
delivery processes for the digital badge of their choosing
4. create a simple digital badge using a variety of free tools (We
will share many free tools)
5. curate their information onto a provided template for future
use (They create all needed info & copy of the digital badge on
our provided template)
6. plan for how to use digital badging within their given setting
(They goal plan and set intentions for developing and using a
system in their setting)
Our training is based on a project we did in our doctoral course
on PD. Last year, we presented this information at a poster
session. Feedback from many we spoke with was an interest in
hands-on training to create their own systems.


Section 1: Introduction & Research 10 -15 minutes
Attendees respond on a Padlet about their previous exposure to or experiences with Digital Badging
Presentation of what research says about digital badging and why it sometimes doesn't work -- and what to do about it

Section 2: The Digital Badging Adventure 30-60 minutes
Presenter will link attendees to the website and walk them through the process of all elements of the system, focusing on the instructional design principles. A completed project will be shown and then a Google template will be shared with them to create their own badge.
Details about using tools, such as flat icon, or Google search, or Unsplash photos, to create the badge will also be delivered.
Participants will instructional design the content for the template as well as create an upload a copy of their completed badge to the template.
Section 3: Collaboration and Closing Questions -- 15 minutes
Participants will share their badge systems and we will collaborate on future ideas or suggestions.

Supporting research

Henson, M. (2017, December 2). A beginner’s guide to open badges. eLearning Industry. Retrieved from

Ifrate, M. (2017, November 6). Digital badges: What they are and how are they used?
eLearning Industry. Retrieved from

Ifrate, M. (2017, November 2). How to successfully implement digital badges. eLearning Industry. Retrieved from

Pappas, C. (2017, December 12). eBook release: A comprehensive guide to digital badges.
Retrieved from

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Kathleen Mansfield, Comal ISD

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