Using badges to motivate and engage students

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The gap between educational institutions and students is widening. Many institutions maintain traditional methods and adopt new at a slow pace. Some educators and developers are looking to gamification to bridge the gap. This workshop will help participants’ explore the potential of badges in education. An introduction to badges and the purposes of using these in education will be provided. Ways of integrating badges into courses will be explained. Furthermore, the process of designing and issuing badges in Blackboard Learn will be demonstrated. Participants will get the opportunity to discuss how badges can be integrated in their context, share examples and design badges for their own students.
Original languageEnglish
Publication date6. Apr 2016
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - 6. Apr 2016
EventBlackboard Teaching and Learning Conference 2016: Innovate & Educate - University of Gronningen, Gronningen, Netherlands
Duration: 6. Apr 20168. Feb 2017


ConferenceBlackboard Teaching and Learning Conference 2016
LocationUniversity of Gronningen
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