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Exploring how Open Badges can work in schools and communities.

Exploring how Open Badges can work in schools and communities.

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  • Open Badges: Visual Pathways to the Future YOUTH AND COMMUNITY VERSION May 10, 2014 Don Presant
  • Brief introduction http://www.savvyfolio.net/user/don/overview-open-badges
  • Origins • Badges, medals, ribbons since pre-Roman times • Military, Boy Scouts, Girl Guides • Public recognition rewarding positive (desired) behaviour • More recently: video games – “leveling up” Girl Guides of Canada via Flickr CCBY
  • Leveling up at Khan Academy Internal Badges for Learning
  • Open Badges and Digital Certification • Visually efficient and appealing – Fun, motivating to earn (gamification) – Automatically / manually awarded • Individual learning pathways – Modular, flexible, diverse, portable, shareable – Blendable: multiple sources can be combined through individual badge passports & ePortfolios – Progress in incomplete programs can still be recognized and recombined • Transparent, “trustable” – Criteria, evidence, issue/expiry date – Ongoing connection to issuer
  • Open Badges An evolving ecosystem http://openmatt.org/
  • Open Badges Simple structure: image + data bit.ly/ePIC2013_Belshaw
  • Open Badges Assessment and display bit.ly/ePIC2013_Belshaw
  • Badges for/of learning http://www.slideshare.net/sjc36/badges-at-theformalinformalinterfacecrossgalley2013 Badge Attainment Badge Display Intrinsic Motivation Extrinsic Motivation Formative Summative ‘They make me smile! Which is a good thing – learning should be fun and I think this was a fun element of the course’ ‘Earned my Week 1 Badge from #oldsmooc! Unexpectedly pleased to have a reward for effort! What fun and motivates ‘I’m not sure yet if I’ll really use them [externally]’ ‘I decided that they might be useful as evidence of professional development … I don’t know if anyone in my institution will care, but in case they do, I have the badges.’
  • http://transformingassessment.com/TA_webinar_5_mar_2014_Simon_Cross.pdf
  • Stackable Credentials Slideshare
  • https://community.lincs.ed.gov/discussion/welcome-digital-badges-discussion-q1-how-are-badges-different-credentialing- methods-used-
  • Benefits Learner • Confidence building • Pathway building • Blending from multiple sources Provider • Visualizing • Reporting • Branding • Blending, Aggregating Employer • Recruitment • Reporting • Team building • HC development, performance management
  • Digital certificates with Open Badges Think: “online micro credential” Richard Wyles, Totara LMS at MaharaUK12 http://maharauk.org/mod/resource/view.php?id=117 Video: Chicago Summer of Learning
  • Badge Pathways Mozilla Webmaker http://dougbelshaw.com/blog/2012/08/15/what-were-up-to-with-mozilla-webmaker-open-badges/
  • Open Badges and Digital Certification • Competency based – Can parallel formal certification, or feed into it • Visually efficient and appealing – Fun, motivating to earn (?) • Transparent, trustable – Criteria, evidence, issue/expiry date – Ongoing connection to issuer • Individual learning pathways – Granular milestones; see progress in MOOCs, OERs • Progress in incomplete programs can still be recognized – Flexible, diverse, blendable, portable, shareable • Automatically / manually awarded
  • Open Badges Assessment and display bit.ly/ePIC2013_Belshaw
  • Badges at the school level Overview http://badges.concordiashanghai.org/use-cases/
  • School level Detail: community service http://badges.concordiashanghai.org/issue-a-badge/sample-badges/
  • School level Other applications • Physical Education • Academic stretch goals • Intramural affiliation http://badges.concordiashanghai.org/issue-a-badge/sample-badges/
  • Community level Chicago Summer of Learning bit.ly/CSOLplaylist
  • Open Badges Chicago Summer of Learning • City of Chicago, MacArthur Foundation, Mozilla – 125 participating organizations – More than 210,000 young people – ~150,000 badges awarded • 3% participation, 92% skill, 5% achievement • STEAM-based programming – Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Mathematics – Driven by the interests of the youth participants
  • Community cluster in Canada After School Program and Community College
  • Community level Workforce entry skills bit.ly/ePIC2013_Belshaw
  • Workforce.io
  • Workforce.io
  • Modular portfolio • Technical Skills • Essential Skills – HARD: literacy, numeracy, document management – SOFT: working with others, critical thinking, problem solving, etc. • Conference Board Employability Skills • 21st Century Skills • Achievements, accomplishments, artefacts (evidence), affiliations
  • Open Badges Making learning visible • Progress markers – Motivating learners, supporting advisors • Learning pathways – Granular, incremental, flexible • Visual branding – Issuers and learners • Online trust system – Demonstrate skills & capabilities
  • Six Ways to Look at Badging Systems Designed for Learning • Alternative Assessment • Gamifying Education • Learning Scaffolding • Develop Lifelong Learning Skills • Driver for Digital Media & Learning • Democratize Learning Barry Joseph, Global Kids, Inc Quoted by David Wiley
  • Templates http://www.digitalme.co.uk/badgecanvas See also: http://bit.ly/BadgeSystemDesignTemplate
  • Open Badge Factory Centralized badge management bit.ly/ePIC2013_Rousselle
  • Features and Benefits openbadgefactory.com • Current: – Controlled access for organizations – Controlled roles within organizations • Creator, Issuer, Administrator – Detailed reports – Badge applications • Coming: – Meta-badges (c. May) • Linear, clustered… – Badge Passport (c. June) • Private/public badges, badge collections • Mobile display – Suggestions from beta community
  • Badge Challenge! http://bit.ly/challenge_dl_badges
  • don@learningagents.ca Web: learningagents.ca Twitter: donpresant ePortfolio: donpresant.ca