Events

Open Badges at FIREtalks!

Open Badges at FIREtalks!

In the midst of Vancouver’s smoky sky episode, eleven graduate students from different disciplines converged in Koerner Library for the 2015 FIREtalks Activity Exchange. FIREtalks, which stands for Facilitated Interdisciplinary Research Exchange, is usually a series of intense five-minute presentations ranging from the analysis of retweets in the Idle No More movement, to the process […]

UBC Open Badges presents at STLHE – June 18th 2015

UBC Open Badges presents at STLHE – June 18th 2015

The Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (STLHE) is holding its 35th Annual conference in Vancouver this year, and aims to facilitate a conversation on how teaching and learning in post-secondary education can be improved.  UBC’s Open Education Strategist Will Engle, along with MET instructor David Vogt, Law instructor Jon Festinger, and Digital […]

Open Badges UBC presents at The British Columbia Library Association Conference 2015

Open Badges UBC presents at The British Columbia Library Association Conference 2015

On May 20, 2015 more than 500 people came together for the British Columbia Library Association Conference, with a conference theme that departed considerably from the themes of previous years. Titled “Creative Communities,” the 2015 conference not only featured librarians as speakers but also musicians, writers, and political activists, for a total of 50 inspiring […]

ETEC565M Badge Project Survey Results

ETEC565M Badge Project Survey Results

Partnering with a group of ETEC565M students developing learning units on open badges, Open Badges UBC co-developed a survey to gauge the badging experience in the course  and to question whether the students believed badges could potentially have value in a variety of different contexts. The following are the results of the survey. Response to […]

The Digital Tattoo Usability Testing and Badge Survey

The Digital Tattoo Usability Testing and Badge Survey

On March 12, the hardworking team behind Digital Tattoo tested the badge-issuing feature of their website, which will launch in a few weeks. The team recruited several students, then watched and took notes as the students navigated quizzes on clickjacking, hacking, digital footprints, and open access. Usability issues were identified with the login process, and […]