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A presentation to accompany a workshop at Sheffield Hallam on 24th June 2013.

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  • White Rose Learning Technologists Forum / 24 June 2013workshop
  • Who are you?Dr. Doug BelshawBadges & Skills LeadMozilla Foundation@dajbelshawdoug@mozillafoundation.org
  • Structure of TodayDoug talkingYou talkingHashtag: #wrlt
  • https://etherpad.mozilla.org/wrlt
  • http://www.digitalme.co.uk/badgecanvas/
  • 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
  • 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.CPDcertificate
  • OpenBadgesInfrastructure(OBI)
  • I love badges formotivating me inmy learning!We use metadata-infused credentialsaligned with the OBII’m using micro-accreditation tomake achievementsmore granular
  • 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 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)
  • 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.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• We’re going to get started right now!