Stars, Crests and Medals: Visual Badge Design Framework to Gamify and Certify Online Learning

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Abstract

The World Wide Web have changed learning culture and brought with it, massive open online courses (MOOCs). Open Badges is an open standard which allow MOOCs to create digital course diplomas. Badges gamify education and act as a statement of achievement to reward learners as they reach goals and sub-goals in learning. Existing badge frameworks offer conceptual design guidelines, but does not provide granular support to the visual badge design process. This paper reports on a work-in-progress case study which aim to design badges targeted MOOCs for the creative industry. We report and exemplify the differences between gamification badges used internally in MOOCs and certification badges used by learners as genuine evidence of skill acquisition to employers. Finally, we contribute a visual breakdown of badge characteristics which can be used in conjunction with existing conceptual badge design frameworks.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInteractivity, Game Creation, Design, Learning, and Innovation
EditorsAnthony Brooks, Eva Irene Brooks
Number of pages9
Place of PublicationCham
PublisherSpringer
Publication date28 Jul 2020
Pages406-414
ISBN (Print)978-3-030-53293-2
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-030-53294-9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 28 Jul 2020
Event ArtsIT: International Conference on ArtsIT, Interactivity and Game Creation - Aalborg, Denmark
Duration: 6 Nov 20198 Nov 2019
Conference number: 8
https://artsit.eai-conferences.org/2020/

Conference

Conference ArtsIT: International Conference on ArtsIT, Interactivity and Game Creation
Number8
CountryDenmark
CityAalborg
Period06/11/201908/11/2019
Internet address
SeriesLecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering
ISSN1867-8211

Keywords

  • Open Badges
  • MOOC
  • Visual attributes
  • E-validation
  • Certification

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