Research Competition Winners Announced!
RESEARCH COMPETITION WINNERS ANNOUNCED
The Research Competition is part of the 4th Digital Media and Learning Competition, and focused on the theme "Badges, Trophies, and Achievements: Recognition and Accreditation for Informal and Interest-Driven Learning." The Competition, funded by the MacArthur Foundation and administered by HASTAC, is run this year in collaboration with the Mozilla Foundation.
Research Competition applicants were asked to submit proposals for empirical and theoretical research focusing on recognition and accreditation for informal and interest-driven learning using badges, trophies, and achievements.
Winners of the Research Competition are:
Research Grant Winner
H. Cecilia Suhr, Miami University Hamilton, United States
A New Era of Evaluation on Music Social Networking Sites
Doctoral Student Grant Winners
Richard Mills, Lancaster University, Great Britain
Exploring the motivational effects of badges - who do badges appeal to and why?
Reginold A. Royston and Ashley Ferro-Murray, UC Berkeley, United States
Who’s Achievement? Evaluating Self-Constructed and Peer-Evaluated Badge Systems in Online Classrooms
Faculty Writing Prize Winner
Darren Cambridge, American Institutes for Research, United States
Eportfolios for Lifelong Learning and Assessment
RESEARCH SYMPOSIUM, 2/29 in San Francisco
Winners will participate in the Digital Media and Learning Research Symposium on February 29, 2012 at the San Francisco Wyndham Parc 55 Hotel from 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM at Market Street on the third level, followed by a reception from 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Powell I and Powell II on the third level. The symposium will entail a moderated panel and Q&A where research competition winners, as well as other panelists, discuss controversies and opportunities that come with the use of digital badges.
DIGITAL MEDIA + LEARNING COMPETITION RESEARCH SYMPOSIUM @DML2012
FEBRUARY 29, 2012 // 5-8 PM // PARC 55 // 55 CYRIL MAGNIN ST, SAN FRANCISCO, CA
A conversation about badges, eportfolios, reputation systems, and the future of learning
Join the winners of the Digital Media and Learning Research Competition, "Badges, Trophies, and Achievements," for a conversation about the current state of research on recognition and accreditation systems for informal and interest-driven learning. We will explore some of the opportunities provided by employing badges and other assessment systems in learning communities, some of the dangers, and consider the pressing research questions that need to be addressed. Over the last year, a wide-ranging public conversation about potential future applications of badges and the place of badges in our learning ecosystem has captured the attention of educators, technology makers, and researchers. How can current and past research inform these debates? What are the most important questions we need to raise about the effective design and deployment of badge and reputation systems?
5:30 - 7:00 // PANEL DISCUSSION (Parc 55: Market Street Room, 3rd Floor)
WELCOMEDAVID THEO GOLDBERGPANELISTS
Executive Director, University of California Humanities Research Institute
Vice President of U.S. Programs, John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur FoundationDARREN CAMBRIDGE, American Institutes for Research
RICHARD MILLS, Lancaster University
REGINOLD A. ROYSTON, UC Berkeley and
ASHLEY FERRO-MURRAY, UC Berkeley
H. CECILIA SUHR, Miami University Hamilton
Digital Media and Learning Hub, University of California, Irvine
7:00 - 8:00PM // RECEPTION (Parc 55: Powell I & Powell II, 3rd floor)
A PDF program for the badges symposium is also available here. Parc 55 address: 55 Cyril Magnin Street, San Francisco, CA, 94102.