Open Badges, ePortfolios
and Co-Curricular Records
Suggestions for loosely coupled
solutions for authentic graduate
outcom...
Co-Curricular Records
Right problem, wrong solution?
Vision of Co-Curricular Records
http://bit.ly/ePIC2014_CCR1
What Problem are We Solving?
• Student Engagement ≈ Student Success
• Value learning outside the classroom
– Track, measur...
What Problem are We Solving?
• Student Engagement ≈ Student Success
• Value learning outside the classroom
– Track, measur...
Employability (Trent U 2013)
“Employer Responses to the Co-Curricular Record”
• Top Skills or Qualities
– Problem Solving ...
Three Pillars of the CCR
• Build a database of eligible elements
– Volunteer activities, events, awards, non-formal learni...
Example
Carleton University
Good for Campus Organizations
Features and Benefits
• Community of microsites for digital footprint
• Communications
– Pag...
Good for Student Recognition?
Issues with Co-Curricular Records
• Only “approved” (campus) activities
– No academic servic...
Employability (Trent U 2013)
“Employer Responses to the Co-Curricular Record”
• Top Skills or Qualities
– Problem Solving ...
Why Such a Narrow Scope?
Academic
Transcript
Co-
Curricular
Record
Approved
Co-Curricular.
Activities
Personal Life
Experi...
Other Approaches
• Université de Sherbrooke:
“Plan de développement individuel” (PDI)
– Online tool, choosing self-assessm...
Broader Scope for Recognition
Collect, Select, Reflect, Connect
• Catalogue your lifewide learning experiences
• “De-silo”...
Sound familiar?
Learning ePortfolios
Electronic portfolios (ePortfolios) are collections
of digitally represented artifacts that:
•documen...
Research Says…
“It Takes More than a Major”…
• Findings of 2013 survey of 318 employers for AAC&U:
– 93%: candidate’s demo...
What about ePortfolio as a
Co-Curricular Record?
One Simple Approach
Hacking the CPD Module in Mahara
Video: youtu.be/RXBOWg6Bkm4
Page: bit.ly/Goshen_CCReP
University President’s Vision 1
Alan Davis, Kwantlen Polytechnic University
BC RPL Summit presentation March 2013
ePortfolio Use in HE
Informal Carleton survey
• Ontario
– Carleton, Brock, Guelph, McMaster*, Guelph,
Mohawk, OCAD, OISE, ...
Critical mass in the US
52% US undergraduates use ePortfolio
Campus Computing 2013 (n=451)
ePortfolios: Not a Magic Bullet
Questions that need asking
• Is an ePortfolio just another way of getting a grade?
• Is eP...
Potential Institutional Reach
Constellation of Possible ePortfolio Stakeholders
“Documenting Learning with ePortfolios: A ...
What about Open Badges?
What are Open Badges?
Brief introduction
http://www.savvyfolio.net/user/don/overview-open-badges
A digital representation of an accomplishment,
interest or affiliation that is visual, available
online, and contains meta...
Open Badges
An growing ecosystem
http://openmatt.org/
Open Badges and MOOCs
Massive Open Online Courses
engineering.edx.org/author/bporter/
www.slideshare.net/sproutfund/serial...
Career & Technical Education (CTE)
National Occupational Competency Testing Inst. (NOCTI)
www.nocti.org/pdf/badges/Digital...
High stakes credentialing
Professional Examination Service
http://bit.ly/ProExam_M-C
Formative, self-directed learning
Financial Services Competency CPD in the UK
openbadges.tumblr.com/post/94723877999/open-...
Open Badges & Social Media
Curated in ePortfolio…
Interactive criteria…
LinkedIn Profile…
Facebook timeline…
Pulled from B...
Badges for Leadership
http://www.leaderamp.com/node/57
Pearson Acclaim (VUE)
If Pearson is getting into badges.…
Acclaim’s unique
approach…is to work with
academic institutions ...
Pearson Acclaim (VUE)
Breaking news…
bit.ly/1nJFBaY
Small pieces…loosely joined
Personal Learning
Environment Social Media
Backpack
(Passport)
Badge
Platform
Outside
Communit...
Benefits
Open Badges, ePortfolios &“Badge Passports”
• Flexible content
• More sources and types of learning valued
• Flex...
Why not the whole story?
Academic
Transcript
Co-Curricular
Record
Personal Life
Experience
-past
-currentWork
Experience
-...
MATURE
ADULT
YOUTH
Open Badges: Lifelong, Lifewide Learning
LOW
STAKES
HIGH
STAKES
Volunteer
Experience
Work
Placements
Af...
Emerging Research
• Digital Badges: An Annotated Research Bibliography v1
Curated by HASTAC
• Badges for Learning Research...
Badge Solution: Open Badge Factory
Cloud-based badge management & interoperability
bit.ly/ePIC2013_Rousselle
Features and Benefits
openbadgefactory.com
• Currently:
– Centralized cloud service with Open API: manage badges in one
pl...
Open Badge Factory
Centralized Detailed Reports
Open Badge Factory
Badge Applications (request forms)
Open Badge Factory
Milestone Badges (metabadges)
Open Badge Factory
Getting Started
• Free in 2014
• Subscription model starting in
2015
– Basic 250€, Premium 600€,
Enterp...
Options to explore
CCR, ePortfolio, Open Badges
• Publish digital CCRs, display in ePortfolios
– Enhance with Open Badges,...
Final thought
The future is already
here; it’s just not very
evenly distributed.
William Gibson
Creative Commons http://en...
New service: savvyfolio.net
Multi-institution ePortfolio community
University
College
Adult Learning Centre
Professional B...
don@learningagents.ca
Web: learningagents.ca
Twitter: donpresant
ePortfolio: donpresant.ca
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  • About Learning Agents
    About Don Presant
  • TPL – 10-10:30
  • 24 campuses in networked inquiry on the impact of eportfolios on student learning and the strategies necessary for institutionalizing campus eportfolio initiatives.
  • Open Badges, ePortfolios and Co-Curricular Records

    1. 1. Open Badges, ePortfolios and Co-Curricular Records Suggestions for loosely coupled solutions for authentic graduate outcomes and employability August 23, 2014 Don Presant Deprecated See new Slideshare deck at: bit.ly/openbadges4ccr
    2. 2. Co-Curricular Records Right problem, wrong solution?
    3. 3. Vision of Co-Curricular Records http://bit.ly/ePIC2014_CCR1
    4. 4. What Problem are We Solving? • Student Engagement ≈ Student Success • Value learning outside the classroom – Track, measure & authenticate: • Leadership, community service, athletics, special interests, specialized skills and knowledge • Evidence-based support for further goals: – Academic • Scholarships, awards, bursaries, transfer to senior college (community college to university) graduate school… – Employment • WBL, internships, placements, permanent jobs
    5. 5. What Problem are We Solving? • Student Engagement ≈ Student Success • Value learning outside the classroom – Track, measure & authenticate: • Leadership, community service, athletics, special interests, specialized skills and knowledge • Evidence-based support for further goals: – Academic • Scholarships, awards, bursaries, transfer to senior college (community college to university) graduate school… – Employment • WBL, internships, placements, permanent jobs “when they are going out to search for a job, they are able to submit their co- curricular record along with their transcript and show their whole, overall student experience.” University of Calgary
    6. 6. Employability (Trent U 2013) “Employer Responses to the Co-Curricular Record” • Top Skills or Qualities – Problem Solving Abilities, Adaptability/Flexibility, Enthusiasm/Dedication, Communication (Written & Verbal), Personable Nature, Ability to Learn, Reliability • Types of activities – Longer-term commitments demonstrate a greater level of student investment; leadership roles are valued. bit.ly/TrentU_CCR
    7. 7. Three Pillars of the CCR • Build a database of eligible elements – Volunteer activities, events, awards, non-formal learning – Provided & validated by campus organizations – Selected & tracked by students • Connect experience to learning – Linked to competencies, outcomes – Self-reflection prompts, checklists: “achievement statements” • Produce the (paper) record – Database report – Institutional branding – Security features http://www.collegequarterly.ca/2013-vol16-num01-winter/elias-drea.html
    8. 8. Example Carleton University
    9. 9. Good for Campus Organizations Features and Benefits • Community of microsites for digital footprint • Communications – Pages, galleries, newsfeeds, news letters, forums, social media • Membership – Member management, self-service • Events – Management, calendar consolidation, room bookings… • E-commerce, budgeting tools • Integration with other systems: – Academic, work placement, career, etc. • Choice – CollegiateLink(UM-CCR), Orbis (UM-CC), Org Sync, Data 180
    10. 10. Good for Student Recognition? Issues with Co-Curricular Records • Only “approved” (campus) activities – No academic service/experiential learning, research – No off-campus employment, community service • Portal-generated, mostly time-based • Little/no reflection, evidence, integration – Few tools or opportunities, especially after upload – No ePortfolio integration • Summative, “one time ”paper report from a database – A “laundry list”: linear, siloed, inflexible, archaic (NB: some variation in functionality between platforms & product suites)
    11. 11. Employability (Trent U 2013) “Employer Responses to the Co-Curricular Record” • Top Skills or Qualities – Problem Solving Abilities, Adaptability/Flexibility, Enthusiasm/Dedication, Communication (Written & Verbal), Personable Nature, Ability to Learn, Reliability • Types of activities – Longer-term commitments demonstrate a greater level of student investment; leadership roles are valued. • Interest in CCR as a document: minimal – “Students should use the document as a tool for reviewing their co- curricular experiences and reflecting on what skills/learning achievements were gained from each.” – “Any relevant co-curricular experiences should be incorporated into the resume, and potentially referenced in the cover letter.” – “Reference the skills identified in the job posting….accuracy and conciseness are valued in applications.” bit.ly/TrentU_CCR
    12. 12. Why Such a Narrow Scope? Academic Transcript Co- Curricular Record Approved Co-Curricular. Activities Personal Life Experience -past -currentWork Experience -past -current Accredited Experiential Learning Unapproved Co-Curricular Activities Courses Thesis / Capstone Project PLAR/RPL Experienced Learning Formal Learning
    13. 13. Other Approaches • Université de Sherbrooke: “Plan de développement individuel” (PDI) – Online tool, choosing self-assessment over authentication (16 skills) – Used for WBL (work on 3 skills on work term, with employer participation • Université de Laval: “Webfolio” – Optional eportfolio, certified by university placement counsellor – Support for CV & letter http://bit.ly/UA_CCR
    14. 14. Broader Scope for Recognition Collect, Select, Reflect, Connect • Catalogue your lifewide learning experiences • “De-silo” your compartmentalized skills and knowledge: – Evaluate, compare, integrate, transfer – Align to goals, contextualize, support – Rehearse, edit • Rince, repeat…
    15. 15. Sound familiar?
    16. 16. Learning ePortfolios Electronic portfolios (ePortfolios) are collections of digitally represented artifacts that: •document practice •include reflection •integrate experience •map to goals and/or standards •promote deep learning and knowledge transfer Tracy Penny Light, CAPLA 2013
    17. 17. Research Says… “It Takes More than a Major”… • Findings of 2013 survey of 318 employers for AAC&U: – 93%: candidate’s demonstrated capacity to think critically, communicate clearly, & solve complex problems is more important than their undergraduate major – >80%: an electronic portfolio would be useful to them in ensuring that job applicants have the knowledge and skills they need to succeed in their company or organization. bit.ly/AAEEBL13_AACU
    18. 18. What about ePortfolio as a Co-Curricular Record?
    19. 19. One Simple Approach Hacking the CPD Module in Mahara Video: youtu.be/RXBOWg6Bkm4 Page: bit.ly/Goshen_CCReP
    20. 20. University President’s Vision 1 Alan Davis, Kwantlen Polytechnic University BC RPL Summit presentation March 2013
    21. 21. ePortfolio Use in HE Informal Carleton survey • Ontario – Carleton, Brock, Guelph, McMaster*, Guelph, Mohawk, OCAD, OISE, Ottawa, Queens, UOIT, Toronto, Windsor, Western, Wilfrid Laurier, Waterloo* – Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario, College of Medical Radiation Technologist of Ontario, De Souza Institute (Nursing) • Outside Ontario – Athabasca, Alberta, Saskatchewan • More prevalent in UK, AUS, NZ
    22. 22. Critical mass in the US 52% US undergraduates use ePortfolio Campus Computing 2013 (n=451)
    23. 23. ePortfolios: Not a Magic Bullet Questions that need asking • Is an ePortfolio just another way of getting a grade? • Is ePortfolio just another way of “reporting up”? • If ePortfolios are used for learning assessment, are you prepared to assess for prior learning? • If it is a tool for transition: – What happens when a student brings an ePortfolio to your institution, say from high school? – Will your students want to keep their ePortfolios after they graduate? – If they do, can they? Is this a favour from your institution, or a deliberate strategy? • Are ePortfolios really student-centred?
    24. 24. Potential Institutional Reach Constellation of Possible ePortfolio Stakeholders “Documenting Learning with ePortfolios: A Guide for College Instructors” Penny Light, Chen, Ittelson 2012 Continuing Education, Professional Development
    25. 25. What about Open Badges?
    26. 26. What are Open Badges? Brief introduction http://www.savvyfolio.net/user/don/overview-open-badges
    27. 27. A digital representation of an accomplishment, interest or affiliation that is visual, available online, and contains metadata including trusted links that help explain the context, meaning, process and result of an activity. As an open artefact, the earner can present the badge in different contexts from which it was earned. • Clear progress markers – Motivating learners, supporting advisors • Flexible learning pathways – Granular, incremental, multi-source, laddered, remixable • Visual branding – Issuers and learners • Online trust system – Demonstrate skills & capabilities – Proof of performance – Backed by issuer What is an Open Badge? Micro credentials - modular record of learning
    28. 28. Open Badges An growing ecosystem http://openmatt.org/
    29. 29. Open Badges and MOOCs Massive Open Online Courses engineering.edx.org/author/bporter/ www.slideshare.net/sproutfund/serial-announcement
    30. 30. Career & Technical Education (CTE) National Occupational Competency Testing Inst. (NOCTI) www.nocti.org/pdf/badges/Digital%20Badges-Are%20You%20Ready.pdf
    31. 31. High stakes credentialing Professional Examination Service http://bit.ly/ProExam_M-C
    32. 32. Formative, self-directed learning Financial Services Competency CPD in the UK openbadges.tumblr.com/post/94723877999/open-badges-community-project-call-august-13-2014 ...It’s more important to find out what you don’t know (not what you do know) as that is where the risks to your business lie.
    33. 33. Open Badges & Social Media Curated in ePortfolio… Interactive criteria… LinkedIn Profile… Facebook timeline… Pulled from Backpack…
    34. 34. Badges for Leadership http://www.leaderamp.com/node/57
    35. 35. Pearson Acclaim (VUE) If Pearson is getting into badges.… Acclaim’s unique approach…is to work with academic institutions and high-stakes credentialing organizations to offer diplomas, certificates and other professional credentials as Open Badges. blog.youracclaim.com/
    36. 36. Pearson Acclaim (VUE) Breaking news… bit.ly/1nJFBaY
    37. 37. Small pieces…loosely joined Personal Learning Environment Social Media Backpack (Passport) Badge Platform Outside Community Institution LMS, SRS ePortfolio Badge Claim Story Story Badge Badge Badge Badge Badge Badge Badge Artefact Artefact Badge Badge With assistance from @szerge Campus Portals CCRWIL •Other institutions •Trainers •Open learning •Employers •Volunteer organizations Badges Careers
    38. 38. Benefits Open Badges, ePortfolios &“Badge Passports” • Flexible content • More sources and types of learning valued • Flexible presentation and framing • Online or hard copy; presented face to face or by self-serve link • Meaningful re-arrangement, alignment to goals (e.g. jobs, post-graduate schools): • Add evidence, reflection and other context • Presented in full ePortfolios, or in “badge passports” (micro-portfolios) • Student centred
    39. 39. Why not the whole story? Academic Transcript Co-Curricular Record Personal Life Experience -past -currentWork Experience -past -current PLAR/RPL Experienced Learning Formal Learning ePortfolio (Badge Passport) Accredited Experiential Learning Unapproved Co-Curricular Activities Approved Co-Curricular. Activities Open Courses, PD Degree Courses Thesis / Capstone Project
    40. 40. MATURE ADULT YOUTH Open Badges: Lifelong, Lifewide Learning LOW STAKES HIGH STAKES Volunteer Experience Work Placements After School Programs Classroom Engagement Workplace Engagement Personal Learning MOOCs Co-Curricular Record Workshops P/T & Summer Jobs Admission to Higher Ed Admission to Post Grad Schools Hiring Conferences Recognition of Prior Learning Employability Portfolio Career Transition Promotion Communities of Practice Memberships, Affiliations Awards, Achievements Team Building “Hard” Credentials “Soft” Credentials Red Cross, Cadets, Scouts, etc. E-learning Courses Formative Feedback Awards, Achievements Continuing Education
    41. 41. Emerging Research • Digital Badges: An Annotated Research Bibliography v1 Curated by HASTAC • Badges for Learning Research HASTAC blog • DML Design Principles Documentation Project Digital Media and Learning; 30 funded projects • Remediating Assessment Blog: Daniel Hickey et al, Indiana University • Do badges work? Internal badge system in Peerwise (n>1000) • Open University (Simon Cross) Upcoming journal article, Slideshare
    42. 42. Badge Solution: Open Badge Factory Cloud-based badge management & interoperability bit.ly/ePIC2013_Rousselle
    43. 43. Features and Benefits openbadgefactory.com • Currently: – Centralized cloud service with Open API: manage badges in one place, issue in many (LMS, HR, etc.) – Controlled access for organizations – Controlled roles within organizations • Creator, Issuer, Administrator – Detailed reports – Badge applications (requests) – Milestone badges (meta-badges) • Coming soon: – Multi-lingual badges – Badge Passport (c. October) • Private/public badges, badge collections, mobile display
    44. 44. Open Badge Factory Centralized Detailed Reports
    45. 45. Open Badge Factory Badge Applications (request forms)
    46. 46. Open Badge Factory Milestone Badges (metabadges)
    47. 47. Open Badge Factory Getting Started • Free in 2014 • Subscription model starting in 2015 – Basic 250€, Premium 600€, Enterprise 1500€ – Badge Passport as additional option • Request account at openbadgefactory.com • More info at Getting Started: Open Badge Factory
    48. 48. Options to explore CCR, ePortfolio, Open Badges • Publish digital CCRs, display in ePortfolios – Enhance with Open Badges, other evidence, curation, reflection • Get CCR platform to publish modular co-curricular records as Open Badges – Internally (like Moodle, Bb) or (better): – via API to, e.g. Open Badge Factory • Generate Open Badges in parallel to CCR (hmm...silos) • Replace CCR with ePortfolio/Open Badges (?) – Need to find substitutes for other functionality: student community micro-sites, work placement, career, etc.
    49. 49. Final thought The future is already here; it’s just not very evenly distributed. William Gibson Creative Commons http://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/William_Gibson
    50. 50. New service: savvyfolio.net Multi-institution ePortfolio community University College Adult Learning Centre Professional Body Workplace Trainer Employability Agency Employer Industry Sector Body
    51. 51. don@learningagents.ca Web: learningagents.ca Twitter: donpresant ePortfolio: donpresant.ca
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