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Thursday, May 24 • 11:40am - 12:30pm
Buy-in for Badging: Strategies for Success and Fun

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In this session the presenters share their success, failures and lessons learnt from badging first-year nursing courses for the first time. The goal is to promote discussion about what works and what does not in order to bring badging to the next level. Strategies that have been successful include shared decision-making with students about rewards, facilitating intrinsic motivation among students, gearing badges to content review, promoting badges in the classroom, creating different levels of rewards and reminding students about rewards. Feedback from students about badging in courses will also be shared, which highlights different perspectives on their effectiveness. Labour-intensive process for awarding badges is discouraged as it creates a layer of unneeded complexity for the educator. Also, it is recommended to test badging options like crosswords inside Moodle before going live with the students. Educators new to badging are encouraged to become good friends with their learning management support team. A collaborative approach to badging across courses also improves buy-in. This discussion will be most effective if participants bring a device that can access google documents. Also bring any badges used or considered for integration into the classroom.

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Laura Killam

Professor, Cambrian College
Laura is a nurse educator who is committed to student empowerment through inclusive and flexible approaches to learning. Over the past year, her scholarship has been focused on ways to integrate authentic assessments like open-book testing and simulation as learning opportunities... Read More →
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Katherine Timmermans

Professor, Cambrian College
Katherine is a nurse educator in the Bachelor of Science Nursing (BSCN) program at Cambrian College. She believes in excellence in nursing education and strives to help students gain nursing expertise by using creative teaching strategies. She has an avid interest in advancing learning... Read More →

Thursday May 24, 2018 11:40am - 12:30pm EDT
(SC) Mezzanine, Alumni Lounge, and Club Rooms