Electronic/World Wide Web>Internet Article:  Young, Jeffrey R. (January 8, 2012), 'Badges' Earned Online Pose Challenge to Traditional College Diplomas, Retrieved on 2013-12-27
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  • Folksonomies: education gamification


    27 DEC 2013

     Anecdote of Badges Encouraging Tutoring

    When it comes to biology, Catherine Lacey is a Level 40 Hero. That's her ranking on OpenStudy, where the University of Western Australia student spends up to 30 hours per week answering homework questions posed by students around the world. The level indicates time spent on the site, and Hero is the hardest-to-attain badge. If you think of helping with homework as a game, she's got the high score. The 20-year-old first stumbled upon the OpenStudy site while surfing the Web. She was hooked af...
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    A student is motivated to tutor on a website that awards badges. Two takeaways from this: (1) award badges for mentoring and (2) award badges for content creation. Also, award points that can be spent in moderating like slashdot.