TASK 6 (Dec 9th): Compare and contrast badge systems
Before we jump into the technology behind the badges I'd like people to consider the plethora of badge systems that already exists.
13. Compare and contrast traditional badge systems
Take a good look at the badge systems for both scouting and the martial arts. How are these badge systems similar? How do they differ? Where is the entry point for beginning? Is there a badge (belt) for beginning? What about the top end? Could one system end with having completed all the badges? Does one system have the ability to continue to grow?
14. Compare and contrast digital badge systems
How many different digital badge systems exist? Are they all in the learning realm? Or are badge being issued for non-learning tasks? Could these non-learnig badges be folded into a greater personal curriculum? Are some of the digital badge systems focused on peer-learning and communities of practice?
For more insight into this question feel free to visit a recent blog post; http://criticaltechnology.blogspot.ca/2012/12/an-introduction-to-badge-systems-design.html