Open badges: encouraging participation in software development modules

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    Abstract

    This paper will discuss the initial steps taken to ascertain the suitability of Open Badges as a motivational and pedagogical tool for students under-taking Software Development modules. The literature reviewed suggests that the Open Badges are a positive motivational tool but that careful design is required to maximize their introduction. Students were surveyed to gauge their knowledge of Open Badges and to ascertain their desire for inclusion.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationE-Learning, E-Education, and Online Training
    EditorsGiovanni Vincenti, Alberto Bucciero, Carlos Vaz de Carvalho
    PublisherSpringer
    Pages144-151
    Number of pages8
    Volume160
    ISBN (Electronic)9783319288833
    ISBN (Print)9783319288826
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 14 Jan 2016

    Publication series

    NameLecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering
    PublisherSpringer International Publishing
    Volume160
    ISSN (Print)1867-8211

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    Keywords

    • open badges
    • student engagement
    • software development motivation

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    Law, B. (2016). Open badges: encouraging participation in software development modules. In G. Vincenti, A. Bucciero, & C. Vaz de Carvalho (Eds.), E-Learning, E-Education, and Online Training (Vol. 160, pp. 144-151). (Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering; Vol. 160). Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-28883-3_18