Well friends, I’m now working at the Australian National University as a digital learning developer. (I really need to update this thing more often.) And I’m very excited to be working on a project on using digital badges to give postgrad and research students credentials for participating in professional development and skills training. As part of the project, I recently attended the OLT Conference in Sydney on “Higher Education in the Digital Age”. While I found the conference itself to be a mixed bag (death by PowerPoint and active disinterest in casualisation in higher ed), there were some great discussions on digital badges as a result of the presentations from Deakin University on their OLT commissioned project on digital credentialing.
Coming from a badge-friendly bubble here in my ANU team, I was surprised at the tension and concerns raised regarding badges. So I collected the Tweets on badges from the conference to share the discussion onwards. (Unfortunately I cannot embed it directly into the WordPress.)
I’m hoping to write up more on the issues regarding casualisation as they were (not) discussed at OLT for CASA as well, so stay tuned.