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Badges Are Back! - Fostering Self-assessment During Personalised Learning in Making and Digital Fabrication

  • Francesca Agatolio
  • Calkin Suero MonteroEmail author
  • Michele Moro
  • Andrea Cavazzini
  • Emanuele Menegatti
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Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 946)

Abstract

Badges have been used in education and leisure activities to accredit knowledge or learning for a long time. Digital badges in particular have been reported to become a gamification element fostering students’ engagement and motivation. In our work, we explore the use of digital badges during digital fabrication and making activities as a way to foster personalised learning paths within the eCraft2Learn learning ecosystem. In this paper, we describe the development of the badge system implemented in the eCraft2Learn digital platform. The system supports students’ self-evaluation and promotes a communicative process between students and teachers for badge allocation. Visual representations of the badge system are provided here alongside the underlying pedagogical justifications behind the system development.

Keywords

Technology innovation Badges in education Digital fabrication and making 

Notes

Acknowledgements

The work presented here was carried out under the H2020 eCraft2Learn Project. This project has received funding from the European Research Council (ERC) under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme, grant agreement No. 731345.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of PsychologyUniversity of PadovaPaduaItaly
  2. 2.School of Educational Sciences and PsychologyUniversity of Eastern FinlandJoensuuFinland
  3. 3.Department of Information EngineeringUniversity of PadovaPaduaItaly

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