Introduction to Digital Badges


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Slide stack for digital badges seminar series for SCoPE / BCCampus

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Introduction to Digital Badges

  1. 1. Digital Badges Presenter: Peter Rawsthorne Twitter: @prawsthorne Backchannel: #digitalbadges
  2. 2. 1st Lunch and Learn• December 3rd – Introduction to digital badges – Considerations toward badge systems design – Earning a few badges from different sources – Displaying badges – All the wonderful silos – Mozilla Open Badges – Institutional Activities – Getting started with issuing badges
  3. 3. Life Long Learner• Capilano College - CMPT Graduate 1990• BCIT - B.Tech Graduate 1996• JIBC - Conflict Resolution 1997• Industry certifications ongoing• Memorial - M.Ed IT 2007• #NoPhD - Networked & Open PhD ongoing
  4. 4. Straddling two career paths•20 years in technology Mozilla, Protexis, Fincentric, UBC, BCAA, CLEBC, ICBC, Ritchie Bros., AppNovation, Xantrex, VFS•15 years in teaching Capilano College, BCIT, Memorial University, Wikiversity, COL, WikiEducator, CLEBC•I still alternate between the two
  5. 5. Setting out to inspire adult learners.Pedagogy, technology and life-long learning from outside the institutions.
  6. 6. oerdigitalbadges
  7. 7. badges, buttons, patches, pins, ribb ons, medals, etc…
  8. 8. What are the alternative methods to recognizing accomplishments, accreditation, and mastery?
  9. 9. What about curriculum?
  10. 10. Time to earn some badges!
  11. 11. Khan Academy - - - - Open Badges - http://openbadges.orgStackoverflow - Barnstars - the exception of Mozilla Open Badges (and derivatives), allthese issuers are siloed. Though most of them provide methods toaccess earned badges through software (or API’s).
  12. 12. Badges need to be displayed
  13. 13. Open source is a great thing…
  14. 14. Deep Breath…
  15. 15. API’sApplication Programming Interface’s
  16. 16. issuers displayers
  17. 17. Now what?
  18. 18. What about the institution and Mozilla Open Badges?
  19. 19. • Frequently provides guidance to Mozilla • Early adopter • Encouraged self directed David WileyBrigham Young University
  20. 20. • Frequently provides guidance to Mozilla• Early adopter• Very engaged community member• Experimented with the chunkiness of badges Alexander Halavais• http://www.slideshare. Arizona State University net/halavais/eld12- badge-design
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  22. 22. 1. For more information go to the OpenBadges Google Group. A very good list that covers many topics within Open Badges.2. They also have weekly community calls so keep monitoring the group, for the location of the related weekly discussion forum.!forum/openbadges
  23. 23. Essential attributes of a badge
  24. 24. The Open Badge meta-dataThe REQUIRED metadata fields are: •Badge Title •Description •Criteria •Image URL •Issuer •Issue Date •RecipientThe OPTIONAL metadata fields are: •Evidence URL •Expiration Date
  25. 25. Homework!!!1. Go out into the wilds of the internet and earn badges from two different sources. Write a blog post about your experience, be critical!2. Think about what data attributes are required for a stand alone badge. Write a blog post about the data structure of the badge.3. BONUS: Think about if the badge exists in a hierarchy or network of badges would this add data attributes to the badge. Write a blog post about badges clustering together and representing learning within a subject domain.
  26. 26. Thank-you!
  27. 27. Questions... Twitter: @prawsthorne