[Chugalug] Mozilla Badges module for Moodle

Sean Brewer seabre986 at gmail.com
Tue Jan 22 17:47:09 UTC 2013


Also see: http://www.codecademy.com/afterschool

On Tue, Jan 22, 2013 at 12:35 PM, Sean Brewer <seabre986 at gmail.com> wrote:

> http://www.codecademy.com/
>
> Offer incentives for attained badges.
>
> On Tue, Jan 22, 2013 at 12:06 PM, Phil Shapiro <pshapiro at his.com> wrote:
>
>> Hi Chugaluggers,
>>
>>      At my public library job in the DC-area, my greatest need is helping
>> youth develop
>> some digital literacy goals and competences. At the computer center which
>> I help run (with 28 Linux stations),  the youth are spending way too
>> much time playing games. They're entitled to use their
>> time in whatever way they choose, but as a community, we need to do a lot
>> better giving
>> them constructive goals to work towards in their outside of school time.
>> These goals are particularly needed by youth who aren't receiving
>> sufficient goal guidance in their homes.
>>
>> Mozilla Badges will be really useful for this -- and the new Moodle
>> module for Mozilla
>> Badges sounds like it could be make the whole thing easier to implement.
>>
>> For a very interesting blog post about the Mozilla Badges module for
>> Moodle, see
>>
>> https://twitter.com/iaincheckland/status/293237778156777473
>>
>>        Exploring how the Mozilla Badges module for Moodle could work
>> would
>> be a neat group project for a Linux user group, partnering with a
>> makerspace
>> and public library.   If only -- if only there were a city someplace in
>> the United
>> States where relationships between these entities already existed.
>>
>>        I betcha some foundation funds could easily be raised for such a
>> project.
>> Not just the local foundation, but the national foundations, like the
>> MacArthur Foundation.
>>
>>                 phil
>>
>>
>> --
>> Phil Shapiro, pshapiro at his.com
>> http://www.his.com/pshapiro/briefbio.html
>> http://www.twitter.com/philshapiro
>> http://www.his.com/pshapiro/stories.menu.html
>>
>> "Wisdom begins with wonder." - Socrates
>> "Learning happens thru gentleness."
>>
>>
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