Open badges mmm13

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Open badges mmm13

  1. 1. "If you have an apple and I have an apple andwe exchange these apples then you and I willstill each have one apple. But if you have an ideaand I have an idea and we exchange these ideas,then each of us will have two ideas." - GeorgeBernard Shaw
  2. 2. Introduction
  3. 3. Why Open Badges?
  4. 4. What’s new? Happens now, right?
  5. 5. Mozilla’s Open BadgesInfrastructure• Infrastructure for alternative credentialing Modern society demands new and dynamic skills andliteracies. Requires innovation and flexibility inlearning environments• An indicator of accomplishment, skill or quality• Networked = portability• Learners centered - multiple learning pathwaysto build skills, experiences and competencies• More micro than educational certifications
  6. 6. • Capture the learning pathway• Badges can be more granular, aligned to aspecific achievement• Portable, alternative certification model(s)
  7. 7. • Perceived value will differ based on the“use case”, i.e. the context orcommunity;EducationProfessional bodiesPeer to peer recognitionCorporate, workplace learning
  8. 8. Metadata – just the beginning…• Who was the Issuer?• Issue date• Brief description of how badge was earned• URIs to artefacts, testimonials etc.• Web service for verification. “Did the Issuer issue the badge?” “Is it still valid?”
  9. 9. Overview on what we’re doing
  10. 10. Badges project timelines
  11. 11. Moodle as Issuer – Set-up
  12. 12. Badge “baking” – adding a badge
  13. 13. CriteriaAccessExpiry
  14. 14. Flexibility and automatic management• Leverage Totara Activity and/or course completion to issueBadges – enables very flexible criteria; E.g. viewing a web page or completing a field in yourprofile Replying to a specific forum post Course completeion, activity completion, and also manualissuing badges
  15. 15. Issuing a badge with message
  16. 16. The Learner Earns and Displays badges
  17. 17. Not only in the LMS
  18. 18. Mahara as abackpack provider?• OBI provides an openinfrastructure that willunderpin presentation ofwork – e.g. CPD certification• A badge backpack / Maharacombination will enable you to display and collate badges click through to more detailedlevels of evidence andexplanation
  19. 19. Mahara as Issuer?• Lightweight grading system?
  20. 20. What might happen next?http://neilhammond.blogspot.co.nz/2012/05/open-badges-visual-design-and-semantic.html Evolve, impact on formal education Employers & learners may prefer it to standard CVstructures
  21. 21. Questions?

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