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Playing around with P2PU and Open Badges.

P2PU Logo from P2PU.org

P2PU Logo from P2PU.org

Pretty much everyone who knows me knows I am very interested in games and how they can be used to influence behavior. So much so in fact that a BIG part of my Doctorate in Education work has focused around gamification. A very closely related field is badgification. I originally became interested in it when I noticed how I would continue to play an Xbox game I did not like much JUST to continue gathering achievement badges. I’m fascinated by the power of the Badge to keep you engaged in a process that is marginally interesting or fun just to get more Badges. So, one of the things that has been on my mind for quite a while is that I need to work on increasing my coding skills and what better way to do that than to experiment with badgification at the same time! Obviously I can do a bit with HTML and CSS and I have learned a little JavaScript over at Code Academy, but I stumbled onto P2PU and just HAD to play with their badge system because it looked so cool and was integrated with the Mozilla Open Badge Program. As soon as I figure out how to share my Open Badge Backpack I’ll post a link here.

Anyways, I am currently enrolled in the Webmaking 101 Challenge at P2PU. Part of this challenge will have me writing posts over here about things related to webcraft, coding, and other stuff showing off what I need for peer review and the eventual rewarding of my cool badges to show off my newly acquired skills. As I progress I’ll also share some of my thoughts about the program and it’s strengths and weaknesses and how I feel it is preparing me to eventually create some of my own apps, games, and other interactive media.

Have you had any experience with P2PU, Code Academy, or any similar sites? what was your experience?

 

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