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Badge of honour? An exploration of the use of digital badges to support a partnership approach to faculty development

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dc.contributor.author Risquez, Angelica
dc.contributor.author Cassidy, Dara
dc.contributor.author O Súilleabháin, Gearóid
dc.date.accessioned 2020-11-03T14:16:14Z
dc.date.available 2020-11-03T14:16:14Z
dc.date.issued 2020
dc.identifier.citation Risquez, A. Cassidy, D.; à Súilleabháin (2020) 'Badge of honour? An exploration of the use of digital badges to support a partnership approach to faculty development'. Australasian Journal Of Educational Technology, 36 (5):18-29. en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10344/9398
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract This article describes a professional development initiative facilitated through a transformational partnership model. In this context, we discuss our experience of piloting an online continuing professional development course in the area of online teaching, which offered a digital badge for successful participants. The course was the result of a partnership between three Irish higher education institutions and a national agency that had initiated a nation-wide scheme to create and disseminate a range of open access collaborative professional development courses to promote the professionalisation of teaching and learning, with a specific digital badge being available for each course. We investigated the interplay between the digital badge issued for the course we piloted, and other potential intrinsic and extrinsic motivators. Digital badges appear to be a weak motivating factor in initial enrolment and engagement, although for some participants, they did motivate continued engagement and completion. We discuss implications in relation to internal and external drivers and motivations around professional development. We also offer reflections on the larger context in which badges might be used or valued by course participants in their professional environments. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Australasian Journal of Educational Technology;26 (5)
dc.relation.uri https://ajet.org.au/index.php/AJET/article/view/6112
dc.subject CPD en_US
dc.subject digital badges en_US
dc.subject online teaching en_US
dc.subject HE partherships en_US
dc.subject micro-credentials en_US
dc.subject continuing professional development en_US
dc.title Badge of honour? An exploration of the use of digital badges to support a partnership approach to faculty development en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US
dc.date.updated 2020-11-03T11:58:50Z
dc.description.version PUBLISHED
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.14742/ajet.6112
dc.identifier.doi 10.14742/ajet.6112
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US
dc.internal.rssid 2974668
dc.internal.copyrightchecked Yes
dc.identifier.journaltitle Australasian Journal Of Educational Technology
dc.description.status peer-reviewed


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