Open Badges: A Low-Cost Toolkit for Measuring Team Communication and Dynamics

Oren Lederman, Dan Calacci, Angus MacMullen, Daniel C. Fehder, Fiona E.
, Alex “Sandy” Pentland , arXiv, Oct 14, 2017
Commentary by Stephen Downes

This article came to me via the Badge News newsletter, but it has nothing to do with what we think of as open badges. "The Open Badge system consists of three main components: (1) an electronic “badge” that is worn around the neck and is capable of continuously collecting social interaction data from teams in real-time, (2) a smart phone version of the system, and (3) a modular visualization platform that creates summary visual feedback from the data collected by the badges." So: post-apocalyptic surveillance from the MIT Media Lab. Though I doubt whether this system would distinguish between Dr. Jekyll or Mr. Hyde interactions (which is really kind of relevant).

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