Education/Newsletter/August 2014/Wikimedia Sweden creates Open Badges

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Initial illustration of pedagigical tasks in designing a Wikipedia assignment (in Swedish).

By Sara Mörtsell (Wikimedia Sweden)

In order to recognise the efforts and achievements of teachers and students, Wikimedia Sverige is in the process of designing an Open Badge system for local activities of the Education Program in Sweden. These badges will be used both in online and offline training with teachers to map out the learning and the various tasks. Teachers can display the recognition of their skills in places that matter to them. Issuing badges for students is likewise a way of motivating participation and high quality contributions and a tool for showing students how to accomplish this.