Learning & Skills Group Conference / 18 June 2013
Who are you?Dr. Doug BelshawBadges & Skills LeadMozilla Foundation@dajbelshawdoug@mozillafoundation.org
Who?What?When?Where?Why? How?
Mozilla!(global non-profit)
Some of the organisationsinvolved in the ecosystem
https://wiki.mozilla.org/Badges/Issuers
http://workforce.io/
http://www.kenteq.nl/smartsite.net?id=KT_HOME_EN
http://sweetwaterfoundation.com
http://dmlcompetition.net/Competition/4/badges-projects.php?id=2246
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/
http://www.itap.purdue.edu/studio/passport/
Who?What?When?Where?Why? How?
Open Badges are images withmetadata hard-coded into them
CC BY-SA Kyle Bowen
Visual representations ofachievements, learning, skills,interests, competencies
They can accommodateformal & informallearning pathways
BADGE DISPLAY SITESSUCCESS
after-school program free online course government agency
DISPLAY SITESpersonal web sitesocial networkingprofilesWordPress / Tumblrjob sites
RESULTSnewlearningunlockopportunitiesjobs
Mozilla has built (and will maintain) the plumbing
They can represent hard & softskills, peer assessment, andstackable lifelong learning
Open Badges can capturelearning wherever & however itoccurs—allowing for innovation
http://tincanapi.com/overview/
Open Badges?(What about degrees, certificates, diplomas?)
Not simply either/or—both/and!
Who?What?When?Where?Why?How?
Silo 1Silo 2Silo 3DegreePRINCE2etc.CPDcertificate
Silo 1Silo 2Silo 3What skills/attributes aremissing here?(how can we best presentthem in a holistic way?)DegreePRINCE2etc....
OpenBadgesInfrastructure(OBI)
I love badges formotivating me inmy learning!We use metadata-infused credentialsaligned with the OBII’m using micro-accred...
Who?What? When?Where?Why?How?
http://openbadges.org
Who?What?When?Where?Why?How?
3 main ways to issue badges...
Roll your own solution(using onboarding documentation)Use plugin for an existing system(plugins available for most major p...
Use plugin for an existing system(plugins available for most major platforms/systems)
Who?What?When?Where?Why?How?
NOW!(we launched v1.0 in March)
~100,000Open Badges issued>26,000earners>700issuerstoby(May 2013 stats)
Coming soon...
Federation of badge backpacksComing soon...Image CC BY IsaacMao
Endorsement (3rd-party signing of badges)Federation of badge backpacksComing soon...Images CC BY IsaacMao & SeattleClouds....
SOME IDEASto get you started• Play! Experiment! Earn your first badge atopenbadges.org to see how they work.• Think up som...
Conclusion• Open Badges = metadata-infusedcredentials• We’re now at v1.0 of the OBI• Lots of organisations are alreadyusin...
Now!On Twitter: @dajbelshawVia email: doug@mozillafoundation.orgAsk me hard questions!http://openbadges.orghttp://wiki.moz...
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  1. 1. Learning & Skills Group Conference / 18 June 2013
  2. 2. Who are you?Dr. Doug BelshawBadges & Skills LeadMozilla Foundation@dajbelshawdoug@mozillafoundation.org
  3. 3. Who?What?When?Where?Why? How?
  4. 4. Mozilla!(global non-profit)
  5. 5. Some of the organisationsinvolved in the ecosystem
  6. 6. https://wiki.mozilla.org/Badges/Issuers
  7. 7. http://workforce.io/
  8. 8. http://www.kenteq.nl/smartsite.net?id=KT_HOME_EN
  9. 9. http://sweetwaterfoundation.com
  10. 10. http://dmlcompetition.net/Competition/4/badges-projects.php?id=2246
  11. 11. http://www.nasa.gov/offices/education/programs/national/dln/special/DigitalBadges.html
  12. 12. http://www.proexam.org/index.php/technology/digital-micro-credentials
  13. 13. http://www.digitalme.co.uk/student-digital-leaders-badgeathon/
  14. 14. http://www.itap.purdue.edu/studio/passport/
  15. 15. Who?What?When?Where?Why? How?
  16. 16. Open Badges are images withmetadata hard-coded into them
  17. 17. CC BY-SA Kyle Bowen
  18. 18. Visual representations ofachievements, learning, skills,interests, competencies
  19. 19. They can accommodateformal & informallearning pathways
  20. 20. BADGE DISPLAY SITESSUCCESS
  21. 21. after-school program free online course government agency
  22. 22. DISPLAY SITESpersonal web sitesocial networkingprofilesWordPress / Tumblrjob sites
  23. 23. RESULTSnewlearningunlockopportunitiesjobs
  24. 24. Mozilla has built (and will maintain) the plumbing
  25. 25. They can represent hard & softskills, peer assessment, andstackable lifelong learning
  26. 26. Open Badges can capturelearning wherever & however itoccurs—allowing for innovation
  27. 27. http://tincanapi.com/overview/
  28. 28. Open Badges?(What about degrees, certificates, diplomas?)
  29. 29. Not simply either/or—both/and!
  30. 30. Who?What?When?Where?Why?How?
  31. 31. Silo 1Silo 2Silo 3DegreePRINCE2etc.CPDcertificate
  32. 32. Silo 1Silo 2Silo 3What skills/attributes aremissing here?(how can we best presentthem in a holistic way?)DegreePRINCE2etc.CPDcertificate
  33. 33. OpenBadgesInfrastructure(OBI)
  34. 34. I love badges formotivating me inmy learning!We use metadata-infused credentialsaligned with the OBII’m using micro-accreditation tomake achievementsmore granular
  35. 35. Who?What? When?Where?Why?How?
  36. 36. http://openbadges.org
  37. 37. Who?What?When?Where?Why?How?
  38. 38. 3 main ways to issue badges...
  39. 39. 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:
  40. 40. Use plugin for an existing system(plugins available for most major platforms/systems)
  41. 41. Who?What?When?Where?Why?How?
  42. 42. NOW!(we launched v1.0 in March)
  43. 43. ~100,000Open Badges issued>26,000earners>700issuerstoby(May 2013 stats)
  44. 44. Coming soon...
  45. 45. Federation of badge backpacksComing soon...Image CC BY IsaacMao
  46. 46. Endorsement (3rd-party signing of badges)Federation of badge backpacksComing soon...Images CC BY IsaacMao & SeattleClouds.com
  47. 47. 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?
  48. 48. 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!
  49. 49. Now!On Twitter: @dajbelshawVia email: doug@mozillafoundation.orgAsk me hard questions!http://openbadges.orghttp://wiki.mozilla.org/Badgeshttps://groups.google.com/d/forum/openbadgesUseful links:

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