[p2pu-dev] [p2pu-community] Re: P2PU Launches a New Version of Badges--Please Read & Share

Vanessa Gennarelli vanessa at p2pu.org
Fri Mar 22 16:31:25 UTC 2013

Updated the FAQ on the blog post in light of Leah's queries (and added some
spiffy screenshots):


On Fri, Mar 22, 2013 at 11:10 AM, Vanessa Gennarelli <vanessa at p2pu.org>wrote:

> Hey Leah, thanks for making my morning--again. You have a knack for it.
> OK, these should probably go in the FAQs section--they are *very good*
> questions. To wit:
> A: That is part of our "phase 2"--but it's a pretty light integration
> (Badge embeds as iframe, directs users to the particular URL on
> badges.p2pu.org)
> After you create a Badge, you can direct folks to it from your P2PU
> course via hyperlink.
> Folks can use their P2PU accounts to apply for your Badge.
> You should have all the functionality you need :)
> A: Since you can publish your Badge *immediately* and folks can apply for
> it, we didn't want folks applying for Badge A when the criteria were X, and
> then different folks applying for Badge A when the criteria were Y. As
> such, we made the following design decisions:
>    - To create an *extensive* warning copy page and the functionality
>    ability to save and come back later (the draft Badge will be in your
>    profile).
>    - Make Badge creation super-easy so if you want to make a different,
>    better Badge that more accurately reflects the learning project, you can.
> Make sense?
> We're still working out the flow for archiving Badges. My gut instinct is
> to leave them all up, but I'd love the Community's input on that.
> Thanks Leah--lmk if you have further questions. VMG
> On Fri, Mar 22, 2013 at 10:25 AM, Leah MacVie <leah at leahmacvie.com> wrote:
>> Oh this was the best P2PU update I have received possibly ever. I can't
>> comment enough on the beautiful new interface of P2PU-fantastic font, love
>> the simplicity and larger graphics... OK off topic.
>> LOVE LOVE LOVE!! I just uploaded the badge for Badges 102 and now the
>> only thing I am stuck on is how to actually connect it to the course.
>> Perhaps there is something I am missing or it is still beta. I am also not
>> sure how to edit the data/badge once it is created. Thanks!
>> <https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-V08s3BBitmY/UUxpqBf3csI/AAAAAAAAEI0/qP31tUitJBk/s1600/badgesbadge102x156.png>
>> <https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-ezUtJxcCrXs/UUxpn_M-YPI/AAAAAAAAEIs/hLdNWo5z0_k/s1600/2013-03-22_1021.png>
>> On Thursday, March 21, 2013 2:54:09 PM UTC-4, Vanessa Gennarelli wrote:
>>> Hey y'all--here is a detailed primer of how Badges now work on
>>> http://badges.p2pu.org/en/.  Please share this post: http://ow.ly/jilCz
>>>  Get Feedback on a Project You Love: P2PU Launches a New Version of
>>> Badges
>>> As Grantees of the Digital Media and Learning Competition<http://dmlcompetition.net/Competition/4/winners.php>,
>>> Peer 2 Peer University has created a platform for anyone who wants to make
>>> and issue Badges. We launched *badges.p2pu.org<http://badges.p2pu.org/en/>
>>> * at the DML Conference in Chicago last week to an amazing response.
>>> Folks were very receptive to our project-based and feedback-driven
>>> approach. Here's a bit of a walkthrough on what that means, and how you can
>>> use it.
>>> *How it Works.*
>>> Everyone is an Expert in something. Maybe you know how to make the
>>> perfect costume for your pet<http://www.flickr.com/photos/isaachsieh/2948306815/>.
>>> Or you bring objects to life via 3D-drafting and printing<http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:64004>.
>>> The point is that we're a curious crew that's down to learn how to make the
>>> next thing--whether it be digital, analog or abstract. Sound about right?
>>> At P2PU, Badges are a way to recognize and support your expertise as you
>>> evolve. If you see a Badge on badges.p2pu.org<http://badges.p2pu.org/en/> that's
>>> in line with a Project you're working on, you can submit it for feedback
>>> from an Expert.
>>> [image: Badge1]<http://info.p2pu.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/Badge11.png>
>>> When you submit your Project, we'll ask you to step out what you did,
>>> and reflect a bit on what you'd do differently. This might seem obvious to
>>> you as the creator of your masterpiece, but it'll help you get more
>>> targeted feedback (we promise).
>>> [image: Badge2]<http://info.p2pu.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/Badge2.png>
>>> We'll notify an Expert that your Project is ready. An Expert is someone
>>> who either a.) made the darn Badge in the first place, or b.) submitted a
>>> Project which demonstrated their wizardry. They'll come to your Project in
>>> short order, and deliver some robust suggestions for your individual needs.
>>> You'll see that the feedback comes as *Kudos, Questions* and *Concerns*:
>>> [image: Badge3]<http://info.p2pu.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/Badge3.png>
>>> From here you'll either be awarded the Badge, or prompted to take a look
>>> at the feedback and improve your project. You can resubmit your Project as
>>> many times as you like--the feedback will travel with the Project, and
>>> we'll try to get the same Expert to continue to help you out.
>>> If and when you do acquire the Badge, it will appear on your
>>> badges.p2pu.org <http://info.p2pu.org/wp-admin/badges.p2pu.org> profile
>>> page, and you'll be an Expert yourself. Celebration<http://images2.fanpop.com/images/photos/3800000/Animated-GIFs-flight-of-the-conchords-3809583-412-333.gif?1339094385414>
>>> !
>>> *Creating a Badge.*
>>> If feedback is a conversation, then creating a Badge sparks a whole
>>> community around something you love. If you are a P2PU course facilitator,
>>> an organizer of a conference, or if a certain subject matter floats your
>>> boat, consider making a Badge for it:
>>> [image: Badge4]<http://info.p2pu.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/Badge4.png>
>>> From there, you'll have a chance to preview and publish your Badge. If
>>> you just want to save it and come back later, the Badge will appear in your
>>> profile under "Badges in the Garden Shed."
>>> *FAQs.*
>>> *How long will my Badge take to be published and ready for action?  *
>>> Immediately. You'll get to preview it before you publish, and then
>>> you'll get a confirmation that the Badge is live.
>>> *I'm not in a P2PU course, but I have an event or a project I'd like to
>>> create a Badge for. Can I? *
>>> Yeah buddy--go for it. You can create a Badge for any kind of Project or
>>> event. Just direct folks towards your Badge's particular URL so they can
>>> apply for it.
>>> *I'm an Expert and possess the Badge. How will I know when Projects are
>>> submitted? *
>>> We'll notify you with a snappy message in your Inbox.
>>> *Do your Badges integrate with the Open Badges Infrastructure? *
>>> They will by May 1, 2013. Stay tuned for updates.
>>> *What's Coming Down the Pike.*
>>> Here's a little window into the features we are furiously working on
>>> here at P2PU. These items are on deck for our next sprint:
>>>    - Integration of Badges into P2PU.org courses
>>>    - Spiffy landing page gallery sort/search/filter
>>>    - Ability to evaluate the usefulness of feedback
>>>    - Badge creation gallery of shapes and colors
>>>    - Open Badges Infrastructure **Integration
>>> *Find Out More.*
>>> In all seriousness, the skills we need evolve fast and furiously. At
>>> P2PU, we believe learning is guided by passion, projects and people. We've
>>> created a space to connect those arenas and help learners grow. So, Badges
>>> represent learning online that you can feel good about. If you're curious
>>> about Badges or P2PU and would like to find out more, here's some info:
>>>    - Check out the Pedagogy Behind Badges<http://info.p2pu.org/2013/01/25/its-the-feedback-silly-p2pus-plan-for-badges/>
>>>    .
>>>    - Follow our progress on our team Trello Board<https://trello.com/board/badges/512397c1036058ed1a0034b6>
>>>    .
>>>    - Join the P2PU Community<http://groups.google.com/group/p2pu-community> to
>>>    find out what crafty experiments we're up to.
>>>    - Contact Vanessa, your humble Mad Learning Scientist.
>>> --
>>> Vanessa Gennarelli
>>> Learning Lead, Peer 2 Peer University
>>>  van... at p2pu.org
>>> @mozzadrella <https://twitter.com/#!/mozzadrella>
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Vanessa Gennarelli
Learning Lead, Peer 2 Peer University
vanessa at p2pu.org
@mozzadrella <https://twitter.com/#!/mozzadrella>
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