In linguistics, "code-switching" means mixing languages or patterns of speech in conversation. ...code-switching is about dialogue that spans cultures. It evokes the conversation we want to have here. NPR Code Switch Blog FAQ
Performance target that describes the real-world application of learning objectives. From Char Booth's Reflective Teaching, Effective Learning: Instructional Literacy for Library Educators (glossary) See also: Outcomes Assessment Model
A badge is a symbol or indicator of an accomplishment, skill, competency, or interest. Badges can be used to represent achievements, communicate successes, and set goals.From Mozilla Open Badges FAQ Note: I'm focusing on the symbol and ignoring the underlying metadata & certification aspects.
Student-centered learning; education that focuses on the effectiveness of learning and the student experience rather than the effectiveness of teaching and the instructor experience.From the glossary in Char Booth's Reflective Teaching, Effective Learning: Instructional Literacy for Library Educators (glossary)
Formal or informal appraisal or judgment of two- or four-year college programs or students in relation to institutional or public expectations of achievement or development -- often but not always measured against specific objectives ERIC Thesaurus Subtext: It's important to note that program (or institutional effectiveness) assessment and student assessment (or assessment of student learning) are very different things. Beware the bait & switch.
color, shape, icon, contrast, texture, text, size
The goal is indicated by the outside shape of the badge.
Outcomes are indicated by the interior color of the badge.
Course topic is indicated by the icon and text of the badge.
Badges can be used as metadata to put assignments in context with the course concepts, learning outcomes and goals.
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