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Open badges and Badge the UK

  1. 1. 1. What are open badges?
  2. 2. Mozilla Open Badges: a web standard which captures & communicates skills
  3. 3. Silo 1 Silo 2 Silo 4 Formal qualifications After school club certificates Online learning Silo 3 Professional development
  4. 4. How do they work?
  5. 5. CC BY-SA Kyle Bowen
  6. 6. Mozilla’s Open Badge Infrastructure
  7. 7. www.backpack.openbadges.org
  8. 8. What makes Open Badges different? 1. Open &free skills communication standard 2. Anyone can create open badges 3. Data is owned byusers
  9. 9. Who is using Open Badges?
  10. 10. Some of the organisations involved in the ecosystem
  11. 11. 300,000 + badges issued
  12. 12. 2000 issuers
  13. 13. 52,395 Backpacks
  14. 14. 1400% Growth since Nov 2012
  15. 15. 120 partners
  16. 16. 2. Badges in Action
  17. 17. School Badges
  18. 18. Makewaves is the leading safe social learning platform Whether posting photos via the App, submitting a video competition entry to the WWF Channel, or live blogging from the Olympics, Makewaves provides a fun, easy to use way to engage learners worldwide.
  19. 19. Competition Winner Only UK Badge platform 50,000 badges awarded since Jan 2013 23,000 students have earned a badge from over 1000 schools
  20. 20. Industry Badges
  21. 21. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I9LumZi0Gps
  22. 22. Badge Ecosystems
  23. 23. http://www.chicagosummeroflearning.org/
  24. 24. 3. Badges & Value
  25. 25. “Badges have added value to teaching and learning at Roscoe Primary School by motivating and engaging our pupils…it has inspired pupils to try new things in order to be awarded a badge” Headteacher, Roscoe Primary School “I like badges – they are symbols of something you have done and are proud of.” Pupil
  26. 26. #6 Findability
  27. 27. 3. Free Tools to get started…
  28. 28. Badge design process Download canvases at www.digitalme.co.uk/badgetheuk
  29. 29. www.makebadg.es
  30. 30. http://openbadges.org
  31. 31. Help us hello@digitalme.co.uk 0113 245 6445 @badgetheuk Pledge your Support digitalme.co.uk/badgetheu k

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