Mirjam Hauck, Professional Development Lead, SUNY COIL Center
Teresa MacKinnon, Principal Teaching Fellow, University of Warwick, U.K.
Abstract: The challenges to the adoption of online intercultural exchange (OIE) models such as COIL have been well documented (see, for example Guth et al., 2012, MacKinnon, 2013) and the complexity of shared exlectronic accreditation explained (Aguirre and Quemada, 2012). We will present a framework for badging as an incentive for participant engagement with tasks in COIL-enhanced courses drawing on Cross and Galley's (2012) badge typology. To that effect we will take O'Dowd and Ware's (2009) overview of the main categories of OIE tasks as a starting point and suggest a way in which the various roles of badges as identified by Cross and Galley (2012) can be mapped onto O'Dowd and Ware's (2009) task categorization to foster motivation and task completion among learners.