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ERIC Number: EJ1110490
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Apr
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1055-8896
Open Badges in Online Learning Environments: Peer Feedback and Formative Assessment as an Engagement Intervention for Promoting Agency
Hatzipanagos, Stylianos; Code, Jillianne
Journal of Educational Multimedia and Hypermedia, v25 n2 p127-142 Apr 2016
Student engagement is both a ubiquitous and broadly defined term in education. Engagement is the "conceptual glue" that connects student agency, social influences, organizational structures, and school culture. Of particular interest to the work presented in this paper, is how engagement and agency are interrelated, and the role of this relationship in online learning--particularly in formative assessment and peer feedback. This paper reports the use of digital badges to support student learning and promote engagement in higher education. The purpose of the Open Badges project was to explore whether open badges can support learning in online environments through peer feedback. Findings indicate that participants demonstrated engagement attributes that encompass affective, behavioural and cognitive indicators however, our projections about the motivation for achieving the badges were opposite of what was expected.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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