Moving into uncharted waters: are open badges the future for skills accreditation?

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Moving into uncharted waters: are open badges the future for skills accreditation?

  1. 1. Are Open Badges thefuture for skills accreditation? HERE BE DRAGONS RSC SCOTLAND ANNUAL CONFERENCE 2012 #idragon #openbadges
  2. 2. Doug Belshaw@dajbelshaw / @dajbconf
  3. 3. Open BadgesMaking learning count (regardless of where or how it occurs) Open Badges is a project of Mozilla with support from the MacArthur Foundation
  4. 4. What are badges?
  5. 5. badges = visual representations of a skill or achievement
  6. 6. scouting may be the first examplethat comes to mind
  7. 7. more and more, we see badges representingachievements on the web
  8. 8. some are just for fun or social status
  9. 9. but increasingly the skills are real,based on real tasks and work
  10. 10. reflecting technical and social abilities --both of which employers are looking for
  11. 11. and willing to pay for ➔ jobs
  12. 12. What if we used badges for learning?
  13. 13. Open learning: Mozilla & P2PU’s School of Webcraft
  14. 14. After-school programs: iRemix
  15. 15. Museums & Science Centers:American Museum of Natural History
  16. 16. Government agencies: NASA
  17. 17. Community Organizations: 4-H
  18. 18. What if we all used a sharedbadge ecosystem and infrastructure?
  19. 19. Open Badges
  20. 20. Mozilla’s Open Badge InfrastructureBADGE DISPLAY SITES SUCCESS
  21. 21. In this badge ecosystem a badge is morethan just a badge
  22. 22. Why do we need this? (or something like it)
  23. 23. more access to information
  24. 24. more opportunities to learn
  25. 25. need a way to recognize learningregardless of where or how it occurs (including new or informal pathways)
  26. 26. need a way to capture all types of learning(including new or innovative types)
  27. 27. badges (+ assessments)can offer us a way to get there
  28. 28. What are some examples of how this can help ?
  29. 29. How can youget involved?
  30. 30. http://openbadges.org
  31. 31. #openbadges
  32. 32. http://www.dmlcompetition.net
  33. 33. Questions? HERE BE DRAGONS RSC SCOTLAND ANNUAL CONFERENCE 2012 #idragon #openbadges

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