A Proposed Methodology for the use of Open Digital Badges as a Support for Learning within Junior Cycle education

Presented by: Fred Boss

This study interrogates Fullan and Donnelly’s Innovation Index (2013) alongside the author’s experience of working at the macro, meso and micro levels of the education system by proposing how Open Digital Badges could be integrated into formal education to support learning. The author will demonstrate how the structure of digital badges reflects the relationship between learning outcomes, learning intentions and success criteria, a structure supportive of teaching, learning and assessment in the Junior Cycle. As the move to electronic means for reporting is encouraged, this study proposes a method of integrating open digital badges to support education in Junior Cycle.

Presenter Biography:

Fred Boss began working life as an Art teacher interested in ICT. This lead to work in teacher CPD with PDST and more recently with the NCCA leading the development of the new Junior and Senior Cycle Art curriculums. His love of Art, Education and ICT inspired his research into using Digital Badges to support teaching, learning and assessment.