This post introduces two of the newest members of the badges Design Principles Documentation Project and describes our efforts to examine the motivational practices and principles that we are uncovering across the 30 project funded to develop digital badges by the MacArthur Foundation's Digital Media and Learning initiative
New models of learning and new digital technologies require new approaches to assessment. We explore and discuss new approaches to assessment, with a particular focus on participatory approaches, digital badges, learning recognition networks, ePortfolios, and eCredentialing.
about these bloggers
Daniel T. Hickey, Professor of Learning Sciences, Research Scientist at the Center for Research on Learning and Technology at Indiana University, and leader of the Participatory Assessment Lab. You can email him at firstname.lastname@example.org and visit his academic profile at http://education.indiana.edu/hickey
Christopher D. Andrews, who taught CTE classes in Utah for 7 years and has a MA in Teacher Education from Brigham Young University, is a doctoral student in the Learning Sciences program at Indiana University. He is interested in how technology impacts assessment in education, participatory learning and practices in teacher education, and improving media literacy for all learners.
Rebecca C. Itow, a former California high school English teacher, is a doctoral candidate in the Learning Sciences program at Indiana University. She researches educator professional development in participatory spaces and the ways in which assessment choices impact learner engagement. Learn more about Rebecca and read her blog at rebeccaitow.com.
James Willis, III is a research associate in the Center for Research on Learning and Technology at Indiana University. He has a PhD in comparative religion from King's College London. His research interests include academic technology and learning assessment, human-machine ethics, and the digital humanities.
Gina Howard is a project assistant in the Center for Research on Learning and Technology at Indiana University. She is currently working on her masters degree in Instructional Systems Technology (IST) at Indiana University and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education from Indiana University.