Daniel Hickey studies situative and participatory approaches to assessment, feedback, and motivation, mostly in online networked contexts. He has directed projects in these areas funded by the National Science Foundation, NASA, and the MacArthur Foundation. These have mostly extended collaborations involving leading technology innovators and educators, working in face-to-face, hybrid, and online settings, building useful theories in the context of efforts to reform practice. Hickey also teaches graduate-level courses on assessment, learning, motivation, and research methods, and is currently offering a “Big Open Online Course” (“BOOC”) on educational assessment offered with the support of Google. Hickey has been deeply involved in the Open Badges movement since its inception in 2010. He is just completing a two year study of the 30 awardees in the 2013 Badges for Lifelong Learning initiative. He is also just beginning a two-year effort to expand the use of Open Badges in higher education, starting with the Open edX and Google Course Builder platforms. Currently, Hickey is looking for higher education innovators who seek help implementing badges in their own settings and are willing to share their new practices and insights with others.