Our column on Digital Badges: Recognizing, Assessing, and Motivating Learners In and Out of School Contexts was just published in JAAL. I co-wrote the column with Katerina Schenke, James E. Willis, and Daniel Hickey.
As a supplement to the column, we invited a series of experts to spend some time discussing the broader impact of the details presented. The end result is a series of short video segments of the experts responding to a set of four questions about the column. You can review the video interview and four questions used at the bottom of this post.
Four Questions for Katerina Schenke
Katerina Schenke is a graduate student at the University of California, Irvine, California. You can read more of her work at her website.
1. How would you define/describe badges?
2. How do badges affect student motivation in an educational context?
3. How do/can badges work as a form of assessment in/out of classrooms?
4. How should teachers design their learning environments to include digital badges…and support student learning?