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Introductory high-level overview of Mozilla's OpenBadges technology. Presented at UW LTDC Face to Face meeting at UW Eau Claire October 2013

Introductory high-level overview of Mozilla's OpenBadges technology. Presented at UW LTDC Face to Face meeting at UW Eau Claire October 2013

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  • 1. Open Badges: Technical Overview R. John Robertson, LTDC October 8, 2013
  • 2. Technical Context ● What do you need to know? ● What questions do you need ask?
  • 3. So what is a badge? A png file With ‘baked in’ json metadata
  • 4. What can it contain?
  • 5. The Metadata specification https://wiki.mozilla.org/Badges/Onboarding-Issuer#E._Metadata_Spec
  • 6. Technical Infrastructure
  • 7. Technical Infrastructure Issuing Platform Backpack Issue Accept and Store Display ‘Widget’ Display
  • 8. Some Issuing Tools BadgeOS - WordPress plugin Credly - Web service Purdue’s Passport - Platform/ BB add on D2L - coming soon? There are plenty of other tools and platforms
  • 9. One example of use @ UW Oshkosh
  • 10. Course progress in Passport
  • 11. Bigger picture considerations ● How do we support users in displaying badges? ● How does the technical choice fit into a the wider framework? ○ can it support the intended use / purpose? ○ what triggers badge issuing for these activities? ● How does this fit with the wider technical / standards arena? eg interaction with xApi
  • 12. Links Mozilla Open Badges http://openbadges.org Metadata Specification https://wiki.mozilla. org/Badges/Onboarding-Issuer#E. _Metadata_Spec