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  • 1. BROACHING BADGESThe Perception of Achievements and Badges in Higher EducationLauren Hives, eLearning Applications AdministratorBond UniversityConnect with me on Twitter @AshLauH

2. tinyurl.com/badgebroach 3. ABOUT MEIve worked in L&T in highereducation for around 15 years.My background is in MultimediaDesignI am a current studentI have at least 10 max level World ofWarcraft characters o.0 4. Y E P I WA S A B R OWN I E 5. O K WE L L I N E V E R S A I D I WA SGOOD AT IT! 6. ABOUT THE RESEARCH Games Culture studentpaper Perception of Gamification Perception of Badges Application in Education Minimal prompting Educators and Students,Gamers and Non-Gamers 43 Educator responses and187 Student responses 77 Males and 108 Females 7. ABOUT THE PARTICIPANTSStudents 60% 18-24 90% 5 years Less but morefrequentlyDigital Australia 2014(Brand et. al.)Average age of gamersin Australia is 32 with47% female and 76%over 18 8. WHY PLAY VIDEO GAMES?Students 60% 18-24 90% 5 years Less but morefrequentlyDigital Australia 2014(Brand et. al.)85% of Gamers saygames reducestressFUNMENTALRELAX RELAX 9. Audience feedbackWHAT IS GAMIFICATION?I S I T A BAD WORD? 10. GAMIFICATION BACKLASH Confusion and theory vs. practice Common implementations a topping rather than a key ingredient Focus on rewards (not challenges, problem-solving and mastery) Not just behaviour modification through rewards 11. Just addpoints? 12. GAMIFICATION IN EDUCATION? 13. FEELINGS IN HIGHER-ED? 14. FEELINGS IN HIGHER-ED? 15. Audience feedbackWHAT IS A BADGE?PHY S I CAL VS . DIGI TAL 16. WHAT IS A BADGE? 17. SHORTCUTS & BAGGAGEHistory of Badges Military & AuthorityA Genealogy of Badges by Alexander MC HalavaisRepresentation of what? 18. BENEFICIAL TO STUDIESSTUDENTS60%14% UncertainEDUCATORS33%35% Uncertain 19. A C H I E V EME N T S WO U L D Motivate me to do more Improve my learning Reduce my ownership Be a reward Change the peer dynamic Acknowledgement of own learning Are inconsequential to learning Make learning more interesting Make me feel vulnerable or exposed Fill a gap in recognition of skills andtraits Are another form of assessment Help set and achieve learning goals Help me identify learning outcomes 20. 1. Difficulty2. Relevance3. Challenge4. Type5. IssuerSIGNIFICANCE1. Challenge2. Difficulty3. Type4. Issuer5. Usefulness employability 21. SHARINGWho would you share with?1. Family2. Friends3. Peers4. Prospective employersNo one - 6thWho should they share with?1. Colleagues2. Peers3. Prospective employers4. FriendsNo one Tied last 22. BENEFITS AND CONCERNSBenefits Detriments/Concerns Motivation and engagement Improved learning through multiple means,simulation and application Enhanced recognition & feedback Anti-boredom or fun Motivation through competition Stress reduction Increased creativity Distraction / focus off content Anti-reality / bad habits Dis-incentive for students who prefer intrinsicmotivation Relevance to content and learning Over-competiviteness Forced participation Issuer, Criteria, Evidence, Assessor Time-consuming or waste Negative emotions eg. depression, isolation 23. SUMMARY Curiosity Willingness to explore thepossibilities Concern about implementation Able to apply learning theory tounderstanding of gamificationand achievements and itspotential in higher education 24. 100 read email achievement unlocked woo-hoo, tickthat one up on the resumeIMPLEMENTATION 25. BADGES FOR DESIGNERSIs there some sacrifice required?Is it meaningful and relevant?Is it a challenge?What does it signify in context?What does it signify out of context?Is it overpowering?Does it require a learning process?Are there ethical considerations? 26. BADGES FOR INSTITUTIONSWho is issuing the badge and whatdoes that mean?Who can see it?Who can interpret it?What is the criteria and is it evident?Is there an expiry?Who is assessing it? 27. BROACHING BADGESThe Perception of Achievements and Badges in Higher EducationLauren Hives, eLearning Applications AdministratorBond UniversityConnect with me on Twitter @AshLauH