E-Learning, E-Education, and Online Training. Second International Conference, eLEOT 2015, Novedrate, Italy, September 16-18, 2015, Revised Selected Papers

Research Article

Open Badges: Encouraging Participation in Software Development Modules

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1007/978-3-319-28883-3_18,
        author={Bobby Law},
        title={Open Badges: Encouraging Participation in Software Development Modules},
        proceedings={E-Learning, E-Education, and Online Training. Second International Conference, eLEOT 2015, Novedrate, Italy, September 16-18, 2015, Revised Selected Papers},
        proceedings_a={ELEOT},
        year={2016},
        month={1},
        keywords={Open badges Student engagement Software development motivation},
        doi={10.1007/978-3-319-28883-3_18}
    }
    
  • Bobby Law
    Year: 2016
    Open Badges: Encouraging Participation in Software Development Modules
    ELEOT
    Springer
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-28883-3_18
Bobby Law1,*
  • 1: Glasgow Caledonian University
*Contact email: Robert.law@gcu.ac.uk

Abstract

This paper will discuss the initial steps taken to ascertain the suitability of Open Badges as a motivational and pedagogical tool for students undertaking 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.