Implementing UT’s Open Badges Ecosystem
Purpose: To implement the Open Badge Ecosystem for The University of Tampa and raise awareness of Open Badges to faculty and staff.
Results: Several badge options have already been implemented in Graduate Orientation and for Hybrid Instructors at UT. The larger implementation process is ongoing.
Description: After designing and developing the Open Badges Ecosystem, it is now time to move into implementation of the badges. All 2,232 badge images are loaded into a Blackboard LMS folder that is accessible by all faculty for use. The next steps include creating documentation for accessing and using the badges, and educating faculty and staff about their existence and guidelines on their use. Examining the uptake in awareness and use of badges over the next academic year will be an interesting indicator of whether badges fit with the UT culture.