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A presentation about the history, current state, and future of Mozilla's Open Badges Infrastructure given at SETT (Scandinavian Educational Technology Transformation) 2013.

A presentation about the history, current state, and future of Mozilla's Open Badges Infrastructure given at SETT (Scandinavian Educational Technology Transformation) 2013.

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  • ...past, present and future http://slidesha.re/11fWwIODr. Doug Belshaw / Mozilla Foundation / SETT / April 2013
  • Rationale:Learning today happens everywhere. But itsoften difficult to get recognition for skills andachievements that happen online or out ofschool. Mozilla Open Badges helps solve thatproblem, making it easy for any organizationto issue, manage and display digital badgesacross the web.
  • Rationale:Learning today happens everywhere. But itsoften difficult to get recognition for skills andachievements that happen online or out ofschool. Mozilla Open Badges helps solve thatproblem, making it easy for any organizationto issue, manage and display digital badgesacross the web.
  • Who are you?Dr. Doug BelshawBadges & Skills LeadMozilla Foundation@dajbelshawdoug@mozillafoundation.org
  • Mozilla!(global non-profit)
  • Overview1. Introduction2. The problem3. Towards a solution4. Who’s using Open Badges?5. What’s next for Open Badges?
  • The Problem
  • Silo 2Silo 1 Silo 3
  • Certificate Silo 2Silo 1 Degree Other qualification Silo 3
  • Certificate Silo 2 Silo 1 Degree What skills/ Other qualificationattributes are Silo 3missing here?(can we present them in a holistic way?)
  • Towards aSolution
  • What if we used badgesto credential learning?
  • Not just digital badges but Open Badges
  • Open Badges are images withmetadata hard-coded into them
  • CC BY-SA Kyle Bowen
  • Visual representations ofachievements, learning, skills, interests, competencies
  • Open Badges can augmenttraditional education practices
  • They can accommodate formal & informal learning pathways
  • They can represent hard & soft skills, peer assessment, and stackable lifelong learning
  • Open Badges can capturelearning wherever & however itoccurs—allowing for innovation
  • CC BY-SA Kyle Bowen
  • Open Badges?(What about degrees, certificates, diplomas?)
  • Not simply either/or —both/and!
  • workforce.io
  • How do we get there?
  • Through a shared badgeecosystem & infrastructure: a universal standard.
  • OpenBadgesInfrastructure(OBI)
  • http://openbadges.org
  • Who’s usingOpen Badges?
  • https://wiki.mozilla.org/Badges/Issuers
  • http://cloudworks.ac.uk/badge/badge_list
  • http://www.open.edu/openlearn/
  • http://openbadges.webege.com/
  • http://www.rsc-scotland.org/eassessment/
  • http://www.digitalme.co.uk/student-digital-leaders- badgeathon/
  • https://www.makewav.es/s2r
  • http://dmlcompetition.net/Competition/4/badges- projects.php?id=2246
  • http://www.kenteq.nl/smartsite.net?id=KT_HOME_EN
  • http://workforce.io/
  • http://hubprov.com
  • http://www.ymcanyc.org/association/pages/y-mvp
  • http://sweetwaterfoundation.com
  • http://buzzmath.com
  • http://dmlcompetition.net/Competition/4/badges- projects.php?id=3213
  • http://www.nasa.gov/offices/education/programs/ national/dln/special/DigitalBadges.html
  • http://www.proexam.org/index.php/technology/ digital-micro-credentials
  • http://www.digitalme.co.uk/student-digital-leaders- badgeathon/
  • https://badges.webmaker.org/
  • https://badges.p2pu.org/
  • What’s next forOpen Badges?
  • Open Badges at v1.0 as of March 2013
  • Federationof Badge Backpacks
  • Endorsement
  • COPPA compliance
  • New, open learning standard forWeb Literacy
  • Conclusion
  • Conclusion• Open Badges = metadata-infused credentials• We’re now at v1.0 of the OBI• Lots of organisations are already using badges• You can get started right now!
  • Questions?@dajbelshaw / doug@mozillafoundation.org