Jun 18, 2014

Want a Badge? Play "games" to prove your Sakai know-how

Longsight, a Sakai vendor, has set up a Sakai Badging course as a "game" for Sakai instructors, trainers, and administrators to "play", to demonstrate their knowledge of Sakai. If you successfully complete self-paced questions or challenges, you'll get a Sakai badge. What kind of badge? A digital badge, via Credly
Sample open badges displayed
openbadges by Anyashy  CC BY-SA 3.0

What are digital badges? Just like Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts get badges for demonstrating skills, digital badges are an online symbol of knowledge/skills you possess.Your badges will be available from Credly, which offers an online location where you can store and share your badges. 

What can you do with your Sakai badge? According to the Sakai Badging course: "After you earn a Sakai badge, you can display it to others in a personal Badge Backpack or via social networks, such as LinkedIn or Facebook."
What do you have to know to get a Sakai badge? According to the Sakai Badging course:
  • Instructors have to have a working knowledge of major Sakai tools and tasks.
  • Trainers have to have an advanced knowledge of Sakai tools, workshop planning and presentation skills.
  • Administrators have to have an advanced knowledge of Sakai tools, and behind the scenes system administration skills.
How will your Sakai skills be assessed?
  • Randomized multiple choice questions for some criteria and
  • Individualized assignments 
What if you already have badges?  According to Credly FAQ's: You can share your Credly badges via the Mozilla Open Badge project, which offers a free online badge "Backpack", where you can store your digital badges from different issuers. Plus you can import your badges from other locations to Credly.
Interested? Register now: http://www.longsight.com/sakai-badging

Resources:
Durham Tech Sakai Instructor Resources: Sakai Tools 

1 comment:

  1. Your badges will be available from Credly, which offers an online location where you can store and share your badges. friv

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