Starting in the fall of 2015, the Program in Educational Technology, in collaboration with the professors and colleges at Adelphi, will be piloting the use of badges and gamification in its courses, starting with the use of badges on Moodle.
More and more institutions of higher education and workplaces are playing around with the use of badges as an additional layer of feedback and we're hoping to bring it to Adelphi soon.
I'm excited to be testing it on my course - EDT 503 - Technology and the School Curriculum, in August. I've already designed a system of badges to be used. This is new territory for me but I'm looking forward to it.
For an excellent annotated bibliography on digital badges, check out:
Grant, S. & Shawgo, K.E. (2013). Digital Badges: An Annotated Research Bibliography. Retrieved from http://hastac.org/digital-badges-bibliography.