Now that Blackboard, Inc has started me on blogging and Szymon Machajewski has created the OpenBadge building block it is time for me to learn more about Mozilla's OpenBadge project and other badges for professional development and as a teaching tool in the classes I teach.
I learned about P2PU through a link within the Blackboard (Bb) open badge building block. By using P2PU myself I learn more about P2PU and how I can integrate it into my introduction to technology courses at Lord Fairfax Community College. I truly believe that an instructor should walk in a students shoes before teaching, be able use & support the technology employed in the course, and by completing badges with P2PU, I show my students the badges can be earned and enhance their professional resume or ePortfolio.
I am currently working as the Bb System Administrator at Shenandoah University and as an Adjunct IST/Business Faculty member at Lord Fairfax Community College. I was blessed with a learning disability (dyslexia). I consider it a blessing because it has been my driving force to succeed in many areas, such as (1) earning a PhD, (2) teaching, (3) presenting at national conferences, (4) getting published, and (5) being awarded my own mini grant from Lord Fairfax Community College Foundation and joint work on an NSF grant with other IST faculty.
This post is the required second task to earn the P2PU WebMaking 101 Badge. To earn this badge, I have to have a blog, post to the blog, tell others about my blog and this blog post, and link to other blogs. Thanks to the year of blogging that sprung from the 2010 Bb VIP Blogger contest, I believe I can earn this badge without a lot of difficulty.
I am off to the next task and hopefully to the next badge. Please look around at by other blog post and provide feedback and/or suggests. Happy reading.