Don Presant leads #BadgeChatK12 on ePortfolios and Badging
August 10, 2015
Don Presant, President of Learning Agents, led the popular #BadgeChatK12 on Twitter today on the topic of ePortfolios and Badging. He was supported by chat co-founders Noah Geisel (@SenorG) and Shelly Sanchez (@ShellTerrell).
A Twitter chat is where a group of Twitter users meet at a pre-determined time to discuss a certain topic, using a designated hashtag (#) for each tweet contributed. A host or moderator will pose questions (designated with Q1, Q2…) to prompt responses from participants (using A1, A2…) and encourage interaction among the group. Chats typically last an hour. Source: Nicole Miller
#BadgeChatK12 takes place on Twitter every Monday at 6pm Eastern Time in North America. It was founded in December 2014 by a group of educators passionate about credentialing learning and achievement. While there are thousands of teachers around the globe issuing badges to learners, there was not yet a regular twitter chat for those in the K-12 space to gather for learning and sharing about badging. After reaching out to leaders in the field (such as Mozilla and The Badge Alliance) for their thoughts, #BadgeChatK12 was born.
This one hour chat explored the following questions:
- What is an ePortfolio? Do you use it in your teaching?
- What should be the role of an ePortfolio in K12? How does it change from K to 12?
- Is a collection of Badges an ePortfolio?
- What benefits do Badges bring to ePortfolios?
- What benefits do ePortfolios bring to Badges?
- What are some disadvantages of Badges in ePortfolios?
- Is there a niche to fill between a collection of Badges and a full-fledged ePortfolio?
The archive for this lively chat can be found at storify.com/SenorG/badgechatk12-eportfolios-badging.