Mozilla, Open Badges, and a Learning Standard for Web Literacy

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Mozilla, Open Badges, and a Learning Standard for Web Literacy

  1. 1. #IWMW13, University of Bath, 26 June 2013Mozilla,Open Badges,and a LearningStandard forWeb Literacy
  2. 2. Who are you?Dr. Doug BelshawBadges & Skills LeadMozilla Foundation@dajbelshawdoug@mozillafoundation.org
  3. 3. Who are you?Dr. Doug BelshawBadges & Skills LeadMozilla Foundation@dajbelshawdoug@mozillafoundation.org• Digital Literacies• Mobile Learning• Open EducationalResources
  4. 4. I wrote my doctoral thesisonline under CC0 license. :-)
  5. 5. OverviewMozillaOpenBadgesWeb LiteracyStandard
  6. 6. Mozilla
  7. 7. Mozilla!(global non-profit)
  8. 8. Open Badges
  9. 9. http://openbadges.org
  10. 10. Open Badges are images withmetadata hard-coded into them
  11. 11. CC BY-SA Kyle Bowen
  12. 12. Visual representations ofachievements, learning, skills,interests, competencies
  13. 13. They can accommodateformal & informallearning pathways
  14. 14. Mozilla has built (and will maintain) the plumbing
  15. 15. Silo 1Silo 2Silo 3DegreePRINCE2etc.CPDcertificate
  16. 16. Silo 1Silo 2Silo 3What skills/attributes aremissing here?(how can we best presentthem in a holistic way?)DegreePRINCE2etc.CPDcertificate
  17. 17. OpenBadgesInfrastructure(OBI)
  18. 18. They can represent hard & softskills, peer assessment, andstackable lifelong learning
  19. 19. Open Badges can capturelearning wherever & however itoccurs—allowing for innovation
  20. 20. http://tincanapi.com/overview/
  21. 21. Open Badges?(What about degrees, certificates, diplomas?)
  22. 22. Not simply either/or—both/and!
  23. 23. I love badges formotivating me inmy learning!We use metadata-infused credentialsaligned with the OBII’m using micro-accreditation tomake achievementsmore granular
  24. 24. 3 main ways to issue badges...
  25. 25. Roll your own solution(using onboarding documentation)Use plugin for an existing system(plugins available for most major platforms/systems)Third-party issuing platform(URLs in metadata point to their servers)3 main ways to issue badges:
  26. 26. Use plugin for an existing system(plugins available for most major platforms/systems)
  27. 27. ~100,000Open Badges issued>27,000earners>800issuerstoby(June 2013 stats)
  28. 28. Coming soon...
  29. 29. Federation of badge backpacksComing soon...Image CC BY IsaacMao
  30. 30. Endorsement (3rd-party signing of badges)Federation of badge backpacksComing soon...Images CC BY IsaacMao & SeattleClouds.com
  31. 31. Conclusion• Open Badges = metadata-infusedcredentials• We’re now at v1.0 of the OBI• Lots of organisations are alreadyusing badges• You can get started right now!
  32. 32. SOME IDEASto get you started• Play! Experiment! Earn your first badge atopenbadges.org to see how they work.• Think up some criteria and issue a badgeto someone using badg.us• Join the Open Badges community. Askquestions!• Launch a pilot. What behaviours/skills/understanding are you trying to promote?
  33. 33. Web LiteracyStandardhttp://mzl.la/weblitstd
  34. 34. What does it mean to get better atreading, writing and participatingon the Web?
  35. 35. What does it mean to get better atreading, writing and participatingon the Web?Web LiteracyFramework(January 2013)
  36. 36. Web Literacyframework silos
  37. 37. Web Literacyframework silosHow can we join this up?
  38. 38. OpenLearningStandard
  39. 39. We’re working with thecommunity on the skillslayer right now(http://bit.ly/weblitstd/skills)
  40. 40. Anyone canAlignOpenLearningStandard
  41. 41. Brief Roadmap• April 26th - First draft• July 26th - Beta version• August/September - Playtesting, earlyadoption• September/October - ‘Code freeze’ for v1.0• MozFest (25-27 Oct) - Launch of v1.0
  42. 42. CC BY-SA Kyle Bowen
  43. 43. CC BY-SA Kyle Bowen
  44. 44. http://bit.ly/badgevalidationFor a different view of ‘validation’, try:Third-party endorsementafter standards alignment
  45. 45. Getting Involved
  46. 46. • Open Badges• http://community.openbadges.org/• Web Literacy Standard• http://mzl.la/weblitstd• Webmaker• http://webmaker.org• https://wiki.mozilla.org/Webmakers/Community_CallsHow to Get Involved
  47. 47. How to Get Involved• Firefox OS• http://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefoxos/• MozFest (25-27 Oct)• http://mozillafestival.org
  48. 48. mozilla.orgDoug BelshawTwitter: @dajbelshawEmail: doug@mozillafoundation.orgmzl.la/weblitstd openbadges.org

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