Hi there, We are looking for a school in Australia that have started down the Badgr route. We are interested in having a chat so that we can share learnings.
Hi Craig Nicholls
Our school uses Badgr but we are not based in Australia.
What age students are you using it with?
We applied badges to all our open-accessed courses that our students and teachers can freely sign up for. Most courses have 1 badge. Only a small number of courses have 1 badge per module.
Our school has students from primary level to secondary level. We also have a vocational track for students who are not academically inclined.
The only issue we are facing is that Badgr insists that our students have an email account associated with their Canvas account to receive the badges.
We tried to explain to them that the situation in Singapore is different. Our students in Primary and Secondary school, especially those from the lower levels, may not have email addresses. Students also do not receive an institutional email address.
Have yet to receive a proper response from Bagdr. They insist that in order to align to open badges standards, an email address is a must.
That is our experience in implementing Badgr. How about your end? How is your experience using Badgr?
We are only just getting started with Badgr. Still looking at exactly how we will use it,thinking for trialling it with extra-curriculua courses before moving it into the academic space. Also see a place for it with some micro-creds we are looking at creating. I'll keep you updated on our journey .
I teach in an 11-18 International school in Netherlands with Canvas. We use Badges off and on with students and staff to acknowledge skills/expertise/success in various courses. Beginning to use it more and trying to find creative ways to get around some of the technical limitations..
Always happy to chat and share Badging/gamification stuff.
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