Designing Effective Digital Badges is a hands-on guide to the principles, implementation, and assessment of digital badging systems. Informed by the fundamental concepts and research-based characteristics of effective badge design, this book uses real-world examples to convey the advantages and challenges of badging and showcase its application across a variety of contexts. Professionals in education, game development, mobile app development, and beyond will find strategies for practices such as credentialing, goal-setting, and motivation of their students.
List of Tables and Figures. Acknowledgments 1. Introduction: What Are Digital Badges, and Why Should We Care? I. What Is a Badge, and How Should I Use It? 2. How Are Badging Systems Constructed? 3. What Can Badges Do? 4. How Do Badges Shape Behavior? II. Contexts and Practice 5. Using Badges in Video Games 6. Using Badges in Online Learning Systems 7. Using Badges in Mobile Applications 8. Using Badges in Military Applications III. Evaluation and Evolution 9. Badging System Testing and Evaluation 10. Novelty and Badging 11. Conclusion: The Future of Badging