There are far too many and it is really challenging to decide which one.
Trying to access IBM and other badges is not clear.
Hours of trying to access and find a badge that I am willing to sit down and spend the time completing is proving hard.
After trying out Khan Academy, it is clear that I enjoy the topics that I have a natural interest in. (Health and Science; History; Computer programming and Pixar in a box)
Finding that if I had actually had the initiative in the first place, this would be easier to be motivated to do. Being a learner who has to be intrinsically motivated to learn, this task is seeming to take longer than it should.
I do like the variety offered by Khan Academy!
Successfully completed some badges after a lot of looking.
I think badges are great, but learner motivation is key and if the learner needs to be intrinsically motivated, this might not work as well as it would for extrinsically motivated learners. That being said, everything that I have read would demonstrate that extrinsic motivation will only take you so far, so the key here is to determine how to access intrinsic motivation to drive the user to gather and acquire more badges.
Finding a badge creator was fun and an interesting learning process.
It helps to be a little better with visuals and what is visually appealing in order to create a nice badge.
Having already spent hours taking my exposure to Articulate 360 to create a 4 lesson unit on Substance Abuse, I thought attaching a badge to this would be interesting to see the outcome.
I will continue to attach badges to my Health curriculum in order to see in the future how the effects of this works.
The programs for earning badges as well as setting the badges you have created out into the world to be earned was not as simple or intuitive as a lot of the other apps I have used generally are. New tech, so I will attribute this to me being new to the process.