Effective use of technology in further education award - Uxbridge College

Digital achievement badges are utilised to deliver a cross-college approach to gamified learning, through collaborative working practice across the eLearning department and tutorial curriculum teams.

Mirroring popular Apps and achievement models that students use everyday like Pokemon Go, learners are rewarded for the skills they obtain as part of their whole study programme.

Badges can be scanned in lessons and around campus using the My Uxbridge App. The initiative is inclusive of all learners.

Digital badges encourage students to continue their learning experiences outside of the classroom via pop-up quizzes and stretch activities that are delivered across a multitude of devices via the college App. Badges help create awareness of key topics such as Prevent, British Values and the impact of Knife Crime.

Integrating badges into tutorials provides staff with a variety of methods for rewarding engagement, the initiative is easily embedded into every part of college life and accessible by all. Learners view their badge collection alongside their timetables and other key learner profile data via the college App.

Achievement badges enhance the learner experience. The badges initiative is platform independent, further developing a strong culture of digital learning at Uxbridge College.