Open Badges (Jisc Online Conference 2013)

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Slides to accompany a presentation by Doug Belshaw and Tim Riches at the Jisc Online Conference 2013: http://www.jiscrsc.ac.uk/yh/online-conference-2013.aspx

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Open Badges (Jisc Online Conference 2013)

  1. 1. Jisc Online Conference 2013
  2. 2. Using Open Badges to credential knowledge and skills in your organisation The Open Badges Infrastructure (OBI) allows anyone to display and exchange trusted digital credentials. They enable people and organisations to capture the types of skills, knowledge and behaviours that we value but often find it difficult to recognise with traditional credentialing. This session will explore Mozilla's Open Badges Infrastructure and how it can be used to credential everything from learning to affiliation. There will be an opportunity to ask questions specific to the Further and Higher Education sectors.
  3. 3. Who are you? Dr. Doug Belshaw Mozilla Foundation @dajbelshaw doug@mozillafoundation.org
  4. 4. Who are you? Tim Riches CEO,DigitalMe @triches tim.riches@digitalme.co.uk
  5. 5. Mozilla! (global non-profit)
  6. 6. Digital badges have been around for ages
  7. 7. ...but they’re difficult to verify and they’re easy to copy
  8. 8. Enter Open Badges! (or more accurately, the OBI)
  9. 9. Image CC BY Kyle Bowen Open badges contain hard-coded metadata
  10. 10. http://openbadges.org
  11. 11. This is how it works
  12. 12. A person or organisation issues a badge
  13. 13. Earner chooses to put it in their backpack
  14. 14. Collections of badges can be shared to unlock new opportunities and possibilities.
  15. 15. An Open Badges backpack
  16. 16. Example of metadata in an Open Badge
  17. 17. http://dougbelshaw.com/blog
  18. 18. http://dougbelshaw.com/blog
  19. 19. Some of the organisations involved in the ecosystem
  20. 20. Get started NOW!
  21. 21. 3rd-party badge issuer Get started now, data on someone else’s server Use a plugin Add to existing installation, host own data Roll own solution (API) Hire a developer, own your data, tight integration
  22. 22. 3rd-party badge issuer Get started now, data on someone else’s server • achievery.com • badg.us • credly.com • forallbadges.com
  23. 23. digitalme.co.uk/badgetheuk/ openbadges.org
  24. 24. Coming soon...
  25. 25. Our Goal with BadgeKit To improve the badging experience for issuers, learners and consumers, making open badging simple and easy to do.
  26. 26. A set of open, foundational tools to make the badging process easy and simple.
  27. 27. D I ssue iscover B uild A ssess ollect S hare C
  28. 28. BadgeKit Timing & Cost Pieces of BadgeKit are already in use with select partners. The public beta launch of the full MVP BadgeKit is targeted for early March 2014. BadgeKit is open source, so the tools are available for usage for free. Mozilla can support a deeper engagement - hosting, integrating, customizing and/or supporting - for additional fees.

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