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What is badging?

By now you may or may not have heard of badging. Some of you might instantly have the reaction that it is yet another fad in education; give it time and it will go away. While that might be the case, I think it is still worth looking at to see if it can be used to increase your student's engagement. I have been exploring badging via a MOOC course that I started this week, especially in regards to its impact in the gamification of the classroom.
So, what is badging? I found this YouTube video when it was referenced in the MOOC course and thought that it was a great way to explain it to you.

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