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.

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HOW TO: Properly Use Badges to Engage Customers

mashable.com

Badges are among the most visible elements of gamification, the use of game-thinking and game mechanics to engage media audiences. However, social media badges are often maligned as boring or weak. This has been exacerbated by the decline of Foursquare ’s badging system.

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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.

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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. Benefits of creating a badge system Creating a badge system isn’t easy.

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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 levelling rewards.

Snapchat’s New Plans for Bitmoji and Twitter Verification Opens Up to All Users | Social You Should Know

Ignite Social Media

The blue “verified” badge once reserved mainly for “accounts of public interest”, is now open to everyone.

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. Boy scout badges image by torbakhopper.

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.

Twitter Creates a New Tool for Brands and Snapchat is Changing up Their Game | Social You Should Know

Ignite Social Media

Twitter is also beta testing a ‘Most Responsive’ badge and a ‘Featured tab’ on select brand pages, for mobile and web. Twitter has created a new dashboard for brands, Facebook changes their algorithm again, amongst other things, and Snapchat is changing up their game in a big way.

Confirmation That We Kick Ass

Waxing UnLyrical

I desperately wanted one of those badges. A 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. Well, whaddya know?

Twitter Badges For Brands Who Want to Avoid Narcissism

Adam Cohen

I 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.

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. 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.

Periscope Unveils VIP Program, Will Reward Popular Broadcasters

SocialTimes Twitter

Periscope announced that it is rolling out a VIP Program , which will give popular broadcasters access to special rewards, including a VIP badge for their profiles. In addition to receiving a VIP badge, VIP users will have the chance to be included in a “rotating list of broadcasters for people to follow.” VIP users in the Bronze tier will receive the following rewards: Bronze badge on your Periscope profile. Silver badge on your Periscope profile.

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How To Create a Conference Badge Page

Bare Feet Studios

You can use FTP to create a custom directory for your badges or you can also use the image up-loader that comes with your blog site. This is what you would place in your Event’s Badges page (assuming you replace the appropriate URLs and file names as outlined above: Step 5. Since you already have the code for your image, it’s a snap to add your graphic(s) to your badges page right above your TextArea source code. See the PodCamp Hawaii Badges page for examples.

No More Media Buying Specialty for Facebook Marketing Partners

SocialTimes Facebook

31, we will no longer carry a badge for the media buyer specialty and will remove the category from our Facebook Marketing Partners and Instagram Partners website. Media buyer partners that have other specialties will retain those badges, while also maintaining the ability to pursue other specialties. Facebook announced that it is eliminating the media buying specialty for Facebook Marketing Partners. The current media buying partners for Facebook and Instagram are: 360i. Adaptly.

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.

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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.

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.

Periscope Introduces Support for Live 360 Video

SocialTimes Twitter

With this update, live 360 videos are marked with a special “Live 360” badge. Periscope launched support for live 360 video in its livestreaming application. The update will allow users to watch live 360-degree broadcasts on both Periscope and Twitter.

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Your Next Trade Show Checklist

The Realtime Report

Be sure to have the following for the optimal trade show experience: A Method For Gathering Contact Information: Whether it’s a simple sign-in sheet or fancy badge scanner, make sure you get the customer’s information. Your Next Trade Show Checklist.

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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.

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. I explained my reasons on their deletion form: “You lost me by splitting into two apps. I don’t want two apps. I 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.

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.

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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.

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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.

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!!

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.

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Twitter Adds Featured Stickers Based on AMC’s The Walking Dead

SocialTimes Twitter

From there, users can choose from four new stickers in The Walking Dead category, including a motorcycle and a sheriff’s badge. Twitter released new featured stickers based on AMC television series The Walking Dead. Mobile users can add these stickers to their photos by adding photos to tweets and then tapping the smiling face button to access the stickers menu.

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!)

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.

A Surefire Way to Get Verified on Twitter

agora pulse

The blue verified badge on Twitter (seen in this example from @americanart) lets people know that your account is authentic. First, this badge tells the Twittersphere that you’ve made it and your content is worthy of public interest.

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Journalism 101, Facebook-Style

SocialTimes Facebook

The “Getting Started” course seeks to answer all of those questions and covers key steps for building out a professional journalistic voice on the platform, including how to apply for the Facebook blue badge that indicates verification.

Kimberly-Clark uses social quiz to woo talent

Socialmedia.biz

Kimberly-Clark created a BuzzFeed -inspired quiz to discover their own Original Thinker type and then are rewarded with a new emoji badge suitable for social sharing, as well as an invitation to find out about original thinkers at Kimberly-Clark. A re you an original thinker?

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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.

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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.

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Better Homes and Gardens, Allrecipes.com Use Pinterest For Thanksgiving Holiday Promotion

The Realtime Report

A prize of up to $5,000 for readers who create a “Best Thanksgiving Ever” Pinterest board, pin the official badge of the campaign, and pin at least four other Thanksgiving photos inspired by Better Homes and Gardens or Allrecipes.com.

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