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Are Digital Badges and DIY Learning the Future of Education?

SocialFish

So when I read this article about digital badges and DIY learning, I was intrigued. But equally interesting to me is the Badges for Lifelong Learning concept–acquiring badges from online learning venues as proof of a learned concept. My mind is reeling–would associations actually embrace this concept of digital badges? Shocker. As if. photo credit ).

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Free Badge and Button Set for Your Website

Navolutions

Today we’re giving you a free set of buttons (the kind you click) and badges (the kind you show off) to use on your website. The post Free Badge and Button Set for Your Website appeared first on Navolutions. Web Design badges blue bright blue buttons contractor service industries free free resources freebies icons matching pay with a tweet tweet twitter

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HOW TO: Properly Use Badges to Engage Customers

mashable.com

INFOGRAPHIC] 44 HP Tablet: How to Find a Deeply Discounted HP TouchPad 26 HOW TO: Properly Use Badges To Engage Customers August 19, 2011 by Gabe Zichermann 14 Share on Tumblr email share Share on Tumblr email share Gabe Zichermann is the chair of the upcoming Gamification Summit NYC (9/15-16, 2011), where industry leaders will gather to share knowledge and insight. “Badges?

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Badges? We Don’t Need No Stinkin’ Badges

Spin Sucks

Nuh-uh, we have badges and stuff! Adding badges to your website does not make you any more of a gamified business than adding a picture of a giraffe makes you a zoo. Points and badges are a good start, but they are just a start. Badges? We Don’t Need No Stinkin’ Badges originally appeared on Spin Sucks on July 12, 2011. What’s gamification? 2.

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How badges help news websites build community, make money | Poynter.

www.poynter.org

Just like the military uses badges to display rank, and scouts use them to honor accomplishments, a news site or mobile app can award digital badges to users who complete tasks or reach certain levels of engagement. The Huffington Post offers badges for connecting with other users, moderating comments and other useful behaviors. But I think it’s worth it. Community building.

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Happy Groundhog Day, Grab your Foursquare Badge

Jeff Esposito

badge. You heard me you can get your hands on your very own Groundhog Day badge. All you have to do is follow VisitPA on foursquare and then according to Aboutfoursquare , check into any venue with the word “groundhog” in it and you will get the swanky badge commemorating the day. foursquare Groundhog Day Groundhog Day Foursquare badge LBSschoolboy.

Google+ Growing With The Times – Are You Badged Yet?

Small Business Mavericks

These changes include: the ability to configure a badge to a suitable width. As a marketing tool, website owners have nothing to lose by including a badge on their sites. Google+ looks to be one widget that’s here for the long run – are you badged yet? Social Media google website badges widgetsThere are some marketers that are quite sensitive when it comes to any foray into social media by Google. The feeling in some quarters is simple enough – why expend energy if the whole concept quietly slips under the carpet in a year or two?

Twitter Badges For Brands Who Want to Avoid Narcissism

Adam Cohen

propose the following to the Twitter Pantheon:  Get rid of “Follow Us&# signs on web pages, blogs, email, direct mail, catalogs, billing inserts and anywhere else a business wants to use a badge.  While Facebook is mailing signs to businesses, I’m pretty sure no one is helping them understand Twitter – for free anyways.  Proposal. Little Help. Related Posts. Tweet This!

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Enterprise 2.0: social scorecard and social media karma

Laurel Papworth

Rewarding badges and points systems on your intranet – social scorecards – could be the turning point for turning your enterprise 2.0 Daniel proposed that we set up Foursquare style badges to encourage staff to contribute and use the internet. Badges for no missed sick days would be a good start. Get to 1000 points to get a new BADGE. Get a Broadcaster badge.

Classic Badges of Americana – the devil’s in the details…

The Way of the Web

Badges: 1960′s Dodge Challenger RT Badge. I had a rare trip out with my dad on Saturday – cramming in the London Motor Museum , a quick Mexican meal at Wahaca, and finally seeing Looper at the cinema. All three were very enjoyable, but the cars deserved most of the attention, and plenty of photos. Fuel Caps: 1960s Dodge Challenger Fuel Cap. Muscle Car dream garage? Buffer.

The Vanity of New Metrics

Geoff Livingston

You can see this already with leaderboards and badges for social giving, fitness apps, and more. ” Or badges on their blog. Consider school grades, attendance reports, boy and girl scout badges, colored belts for martial arts, etc. Welcome to the new rat race for many insignificant badges. Boy scout badges image by torbakhopper. Impact. Let’s be clear.

Confirmation That We Kick Ass

Waxing UnLyrical

desperately wanted one of those badges. badge in and of itself doesn’t really mean anything. There aren’t a lot of badges I aspire to – I got over my Girl Scout days a long time ago (yes, I was a Girl Scout) – but this one, I did. Blogging Blogging for Grasshoppers Personal Shonali Burke alltop badges Public RelationsWell, whaddya know? Booyah!

The Gamification of News

Social Media Marketing

This week Google announced the launch of their Google News Badges. Edition of Google News now lets you collect private, sharable badges for your favorite topics. The more articles you read on Google News, the more your badges level up: you can reach Bronze, Silver, Gold, Platinum, and finally Ultimate. Keep your badges to yourself, or show them off to your friends.

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6 Ways Web Check-ins Can Benefit Your Brand

Convince & Convert

Instead of “checking in&# at a restaurant or coffee shop via a mobile application, MOJO (and others) let you “check-in&# to a particular piece of Web content (blog post, video, photo, graphical badge), and assign points and other rewards for an array of marketer-determined behaviors. And it’s a lot more than just giving out some badges. Badging for the sake of badging is wasteful and annoying. Then apply Web Check-Ins, badging, and points to drive that engagement. That’s a colossal potential audience advantage for Web check-ins.

How To Create a Conference Badge Page

Bare Feet Studios

Home About What We Do PayPal Speaker Contact Subscribe Press / PR Bare Feet Network Internet Literacy for Business: Blogging, Podcasting, Online Video & Social Media Howto, Consulting, Training & Public Speaking Home > HowTo , Tech Tools > How To Create a Conference Badge Page How To Create a Conference Badge Page by Shane Robinson on August 28, 2008 Recently, after creating the “Badges&# page for the PodCamp Hawaii site, we were contacted by several other Podcamp Organizers around the world. See the PodCamp Hawaii Badges page for examples. Step 1.

The Intersection of Online Communities and Learning Management Systems

SocialFish

Automation tools available in some community tools allow organizations to create a lite LMS type experience: watch a video and earn a badge. participate in discussions and earn a badge. complete a quiz and earn a badge. gather all three badges and earn a designation. This post originally appeared on Online Community Results. ————-.

18 WordPress Social Media Plugins to Live By

Sprout Social

New Google Plus Badge Widget. The New Google Plus Badge Widget makes it easy to show off your Google+ page in your sidebar or other areas of your site. Try it: https://wordpress.org/plugins/new-google-plus-badge-widget/. 6. With a seemingly endless amount of plugins to choose from, deciding which ones are worth installing can be a pain. WordPress Plugins for Facebook. PopUps.

Link Building Tactics for Publishers

Adam Sherk

Widgets and badges. Utilizing various forms of widgets and badges is a tactic more often used by other types of businesses, but it is applicable to publishers too. Similarly, badges can provide win-win scenarios in which users are happy to display either an affiliation with or recognition from a particular publisher. 8. Recommended Tactics. 1. Link reclamation. Partner links.

Why Foursquare and I Split Up

Ari Herzog

After 2,240 check-ins, 669 photos, 106 tips, 46 badges, and 21 mayorships, I deleted my Foursquare account. explained my reasons on their deletion form: “You lost me by splitting into two apps. I don’t want two apps. want one app.” ” “I never used Foursquare to find places; I used and still use Yelp.” ” “I used Foursquare for the function that is now on Swarm. But considering I have more local and regional friends on Facebook than on Swarm; my productivity will increase by using Facebook than Foursquare.” returned in December 2011.

The Baconator on Social Media

Waxing UnLyrical

We bloggers like badges. Right here on WUL, there are a few that I’m proud of (you’ll remember how thrilled I was when we finally got the Alltop badge ). But today I’m exceptionally proud to unveil my newest badge and, perhaps, my favorite of all: the Baconator. And Erin, thank you so much for my badge. I’ll wear it proud and sing it loud! Oh No!

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Three Ideas for Self-Promoting Without Being Icky

Spin Sucks

Badges. I’m such a fan of the badges. This post is written by Lisa Gerber. My hometown,  Sandpoint, Idaho , was just awarded  Most Beautiful Small Town in America by USA Today and Rand McNally. To say we are excited and proud is an understatement. But there are ways people can discover you’re smart without your having to exclaim it. Self-Promotion Doesn’t Have to Be Icky.

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Facebook Fan Page vs. Profile: Know the Difference

Sprout Social

Once you’re verified, a blue badge will display next to the name of your Page. While most Pages will display a blue badge, local businesses will have a gray badge to differentiate from celebrities, sports teams and other public figures. A platform as massive as Facebook is bound to have some confusion around its features and functionality. Fan Pages vs. Profiles. Use App.

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Bridging the Skills-Gap with Competency-Based Learning

SocialFish

For those competencies acquired, learners earn micro-credentialing or badges. Post by Jack McGrath, President of Digitec Interactive. These guys are awesome, check out their new LMS platform here. ———– “Oh to be young and underemployed,” said no one ever. Yet this is the case for many entering the workforce today. However, it isn’t all bad news. photo credit ).

Google+ Page Tips for Nonprofits

SocialFish

He showed me how to add a +1 button to a website and how to create a Google+ badge for your site. I admit I was a bit skeptical when I got an email from a Google rep offering to help set up a Google+ page for ASHA. mean, god knows I’ve never heard of Facebook offering to help organizations with anything, much less brand pages. Also, I am  still kind of lukewarm on Google+ overall.

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Outsourcing Social Media Management

yMarketingMatters

Outsourcing Social Media Management: The Flawed Logic of the Badged Employee. If you suddenly decided to hire Joe and he takes over your program tomorrow as a badged employee, is that good? The badge doesn’t change the dynamic. This is a permission-based re-post of latest blog from colleague Tom Treanor , Founder and President of Right Mix Marketing Inc., Thank You, Tom.

The State of Community Management 2015

SocialFish

Basic advocacy programs – those that provide a title and a badge to one group of leaders – provide little impact in engagement rates. The 2015 State of Community Management Report is out!! You know I look forward to this research every year and I’m excited to see communities definitely maturing this year. Slides are also embedded below for those of you who want a sneak peek.

Engaging the Next-Gen Workforce through Collaboration #SocBiz #Leadership #Leaders

Blue Focus Marketing

So it was good to see this panel put so much emphasis not only on this concept, but also on the idea of gamification through incentives and badges. Indeed, with the badge system, some of the panelists joked that employees would complain any time they earned a badge and the company failed to deliver it. Thanks again to everyone involved. Sell the sizzle, not the steak.

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Brands trolling the trolls in #Social Media

Laurel Papworth

If someone calls you (in a derogatory tone) a geek, a poof, a workaholic, a slacker, a pushy woman, a pushover bloke, a… well just buy a badge, a t-shirt or make a poster. In my 8 ways to deal with trolls and negative criticism , (1000+ retweets!) one of the options is to “own” the negative criticism – or troll the trolls. Click the images for the original site.

Improve Your Tradeshow Performance With The Right Apps

SocialFish

For Lead Collecting: Badge Scanner Apps. Look for one that includes a badge scanning feature; if a person is interested in your product, simply scan their badge and add their name to a lead collection list. Heading out to a big tradeshow soon? Better have a few apps at the ready. However, it’s much easier to keep all of that data in two different places. photo credit ).

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Monopoly Launches ‘Save Your Token’ Campaign on Facebook

The Realtime Report

And there are “support badges” for each token that fans can upload to show their support and persuade friends to vote ( ClickZ ). Monopoly is using Facebook and Twitter to get fans excited about a change in the classic board game. ” The choices include a toy robot, cat, diamond ring, helicopter and a guitar. Which token will you be voting for?

7 Boomdiggity Productivity Hacks

Absolute PA

Like a badge of pride. I say that’s the outdated way. Y’know as a culture we’ve been programmed to think that long hours = more work. Some entrepreneurs wear their 50, 60, 70(eeeek) hour weeks on their sleeve. The modern way of running your business does NOT include: Crazy hours or 52/7 working (even when your work is so addictive it’s ALL you want to. Goosebumps!

The Reality Behind the Check-In Hype [infographic]

Mindjumpers

However various badges would only motivate 1% of mass consumers to use it. Tweet About a year ago location based services (LBS) such as Foursquare , Gowalla was announced as the new big thing in digital and social media. Facebook has of course been good at picking up on media trends as they launch their own LBS service in Facebook Places in August 2010.

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Kyle Sandilands, Sponsors and Hypocrites

Laurel Papworth

And if you don’t agree with their values don’t advertise with them at all - don’t wait for it all to blow up and THEN get rewarded with a “good citizen” badge. You deserve a different kind of badge… . Nope, you get the Hypocrite badge. Don’t employ a shock-comedian (Catherine Deveny) and then expect her to behave on Twitter. u8QiU5.

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MLB Introduces Social Layer to Online Viewing

Jeff Esposito

Similar to collecting badges for check-ins, people logged into the Gameday platform can receive virtual tokens of players. social media Badging MLBBaseball is America’s sport – no matter how boring or long it may seem at times, we are drawn to the sport in some way shape or form. like listening to baseball over the radio as it paints a picture and you can have it on in the background. This year, I have taken to streaming the games live on MLB’s website, mostly because it is crisper than a staticy AM station. To me, the tokens remind me of collecting baseball cards as a kid.

I Don't Care Where. You. Are. Right. Now. | Almost Savvy

Almost Savvy

If  it is worth it to you to tick off a bunch of your online friends to publicly proclaim that you just earned a GymRat badge on Foursquare and you’re comfortable with the privacy issues of announcing where you are at every given moment, then more power to you. myriam says: March 31, 2010 at 3:10 pm I just unlocked the badge “mayor of the comments @almostsavy&# Agree with you.

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Caught in the Busy Trap: Is it Making Us Less Productive?

Spin Sucks

Related Stories The “I’m Busy” Badge of Pride Five Things I Didn’t Realize About Working from Home Structuring your Day for Maximum Productivity. By Gini Dietrich. couple of years ago, the  The New York Times had a great OpEd about how busy we are. Kreider said, This is the special event. I’m inviting you to go with me. How many of you fall into this trap?

Nominate & Share – 2012 #Nifty50 Awards – Nominate Yourself, Your Friends, & Your Co-Workers

Blue Focus Marketing

Nifty50 Badges. Winners will be given #Nifty50 badges ( see below ) to post to their websites or blogs. For 2012, the #Nifty50 will honor 50 men and 50 women from the tech world (see “Eligibility” section below) who actively engage on Twitter. Know someone who deserves to be considered? You can also share this nomination message on Facebook, Twitter or Google+. Please use #Nifty50.

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Google Now Annotating Local Social Data

Small Business Mavericks

This just points to the necessity of adding a +1 badge to your website. Let’s say you want to order a pizza. So you Google “pizza wayzata minnesota.” ” If there is a popular pizza joint in Wayzata that is getting a lot of +1s on Google’s new social platform Google+, the search engine could tell you that in the SERP. Thanks to the Google Operating System blog for pointing this out. This could have far-reaching consequences for local businesses trying to increase their search engine positioning. The same is true of +1s.

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5 Luxurious Technology Events for this Autumn

Idaconcpts

Badge prices vary on level chosen. Squire badge is $150, while a Ninja is $225, Sensei is $250, Mystic is $300, Nobility is $375, and an Apprentice badge for students only is $50. In the past I have been to a lot of technology events. Some of them have been gritty or very basic. Others have been quirky and a lot more fun than I had been prepared to expect. Lean Kanban France.

Learning + Technology: The Latest on What Associations Are Doing

SocialFish

Less than 10 percent of respondents indicated that have experimented with trendy new options like massive open online courses (MOOCs), digital badges, flipped classrooms, or gamification. I asked Jeff Cobb to share a summary of his great new report on social learning, a topic which you know is dear to our hearts. Download! Anther 10.6 percent said they plan to within the coming 12 months.

Yellow Stars, Pink Triangles, and Blue Crescents

Geoff Livingston

As part of their systematic program of dehumanizing people in concentration camps, the Nazis made Jews and gays wear yellow star and pink triangle badges , respectively. These rhetorical statements and the actions they imply are dangerously close to taking yet another dark step, requiring all Islamic people to wear blue crescent badges. bring these horrific atrocities up for a reason.

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The Spin Sucks Inquisition: Monica Rodgers

Spin Sucks

Under the white tent during a hot Georgia summer day was a chaotic scene as reporters dashed about and soldiers assigned media badges and answered questions. By Gini Dietrich I’m going to be fully transparent here: I am not above bribery. Therefore, I have pasted below an excerpt from her story so you can see what I mean. The action moved fast but coordinated. Army  and later the U.S.

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How to get your content shared on Google+

Janet Fouts

You can put a Google+ badge on your blog for your Google+ page here. Sure Google+ can be a powerful tool to share your message with, but this network is in it’s infancy, and  with millions of users your message can be left largely unheard unless you have created circles who care about what you have to say and will share it with their own circles and help you get the word out. Ripples.

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