[p2pu-webcraft] new badges for SoW in the works - need your help with the assessments

Pippa Buchanan Pippa.Buchanan at gmail.com
Thu Jun 9 14:20:18 UTC 2011

Hi everyone,

I'd like to second Erin's invitation to you - please participate in the
badge review process for School of Webcraft.

Badges (and the assessments sitting behind them) are going to be a big piece
of how we help change web development education- peer learning is just one
part of it. The effective validation of learning, knowledge and skills that
badges provide is what's really going to help people get jobs.

If you have web development colleagues who are responsible for interviewing
job candidates please forward Erin's message on, or you can just leave your
own comments in the etherpad or in this thread.



On 9 June 2011 00:34, Erin Knight <erin.knight21 at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hey Webcrafters -
> We are working on finalizing additional badges to add to the current
> portfolio (including Python, JQuery, HTML, CSS and more) and we want your
> feedback and insights on the assessments behind them.
> As many of you know from previous emails, we are attempting to create an
> alternative system of accreditation and credentialing, where you can
> participate in SoW courses/study groups and then take assessments to
> demonstrate the skills you have learned. Successful completion of the the
> assessments earns you badges which you can then use to show off your skill
> set to peers, potential employers, formal institutions, etc.
> The important part is to make sure that the assessments behind the badges
> are appropriate and effective at demonstrating the right skill. We don't
> want something to easy or too hard, but that's tough to tell since we aren't
> experts in most (or all of this).* So we need your help. *
> Please see this blog post for all the details:
> http://erinknight.com/post/6297138742/new-badges-and-assessments-help-needed
> But to summarize here, check out the current working plan<http://etherpad.mozilla.com:9000/phase2-badges> and
> help us:
>    1. *fill in the blanks* (we need ideas for
>    challenges/exercises/projects for basic python and basic jquery)
>    2. *review existing assessments* (do the challenges we have outlined
>    appropriately capture the right skill at the right level?)
>    3. *review rubrics* (what should the work be evaluated against? what
>    should the submitted code include to qualify as sufficiently skilled?)
> You can make suggestions and give feedback on this list, in the etherpad<http://etherpad.mozilla.com:9000/phase2-badges> or
> as a comment on the blog entry<http://erinknight.com/post/6297138742/new-badges-and-assessments-help-needed>
> .
> Thanks!
> Erin
> Assessment and Badge Project Lead
> Mozilla and P2PU
> http://wiki.mozilla.org/Badges
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