Open Badges: what's all this, then?

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Open Badges: what's all this, then?

  1. What’s all this, then? Doug Belshaw Mozilla FoundationBristol elearning meetup (16th January 2013)
  2. Rationale:Learning today happens everywhere. But its oftendifficult to get recognition for skills andachievements that happen online or out of school.Mozilla Open Badges helps solve that problem,making it easy for any organization to issue, manageand display digital badges across the web. DougBelshaw, Badges and Skills Lead at the MozillaFoundation, talks about Open Badges and theirpotential in education.
  3. Rationale:Learning today happens everywhere. But its oftendifficult to get recognition for skills andachievements that happen online or out of school.Mozilla Open Badges helps solve that problem,making it easy for any organization to issue, manageand display digital badges across the web. DougBelshaw, Badges and Skills Lead at the MozillaFoundation, talks about Open Badges and theirpotential in education.
  4. Rationale:Learning today happens everywhere. But its oftendifficult to get recognition for skills andachievements that happen online or out of school.Mozilla Open Badges helps solve that problem,making it easy for any organization to issue, manageand display digital badges across the web. DougBelshaw, Badges and Skills Lead at the MozillaFoundation, talks about Open Badges and theirpotential in education.
  5. Who are you? Dr. Doug Belshaw Badges & Skills Lead Mozilla Foundation @dajbelshaw doug@mozillafoundation.org
  6. Mozilla!(global non-profit)
  7. The Problem
  8. Silo 2Silo 1 Silo 3
  9. LinkedIn recommendation Silo 2Silo 1 Degree PRINCE2 qualification Silo 3
  10. LinkedIn recommendation Silo 2 Silo 1 Degree PRINCE2 What skills/ qualification attributes are Silo 3 missing here? (and can we presentthem in a holistic way?)
  11. Towards aSolution?
  12. MozFest 2010http://mozillafestival.org
  13. What if we usedbadges for learning?
  14. Not just digital badges but Open Badges
  15. Open Badges are images withmetadata hard-coded into them
  16. Visual representations ofachievements, learning, skills, interests, competencies
  17. Open Badges can complement traditional education practices
  18. They can accommodate formal & informal learning pathways
  19. They can represent hard & soft skills, peer assessment, and stackable lifelong learning
  20. Open Badges can capturelearning wherever & however itoccurs—allowing for innovation
  21. StealthAssessment
  22. Open Badges?(What about degrees, certificates, diplomas?)
  23. Not simply either/or —both/and!
  24. workforce.io
  25. How do we get there?
  26. Through a shared badgeecosystem & infrastructure: a universal standard.
  27. OpenBadgeInfrastructure(OBI)
  28. BADGE DISPLAY SITES SUCCESS
  29. after-school program free online course government agency
  30. DISPLAY SITES personal web site job sites social networking WordPress / Tumblr profiles
  31. RESULTS jobs new unlock learning opportunities
  32. Endorsers Issuers EarnersDisplayers
  33. Who’s involved?
  34. BADGE DISPLAY SITES SUCCESS
  35. http://openbadges.org
  36. Any questions for me yet?
  37. BADGES!
  38. What’s next?
  39. The future.
  40. Ask me hard questions!Now!On Twitter: @dajbelshawVia email: doug@mozillafoundation.org Useful links: http://openbadges.org http://wiki.mozilla.org/Badges https://groups.google.com/d/forum/openbadges

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