Who are you?Dr. Doug BelshawBadges & Skills LeadMozilla Foundation@email@example.com
Questionsalready received1. How can badges be used to drive accredited learning?2. Are the awarding bodies on board with this initiative andare there any examples of how this might work in practice?3. What makes a successful badge system. Any examples?4. How much does an Open Badges system cost?5. Can Open Badges integrate with a learner’s Social Mediachannels. If so, how?
Two AnswersYes!and£0.00(it’s Open Source, too!)
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:
Use plugin for an existing system(plugins available for most major platforms/systems)
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.com
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?
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!
Now!On Twitter: @dajbelshawVia email: firstname.lastname@example.orgAsk me hard questions!http://openbadges.orghttp://wiki.mozilla.org/Badgeshttps://groups.google.com/d/forum/openbadgesUseful links:
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