Background to initiativeeAssessment Advisor – Grainne HamiltonAssociation with Mozilla / Doug Belshaw / Tim Riches
Open badges can recognise all types of learning. They are an online representation of skills and achievements gained Each badge has essential information ‘baked-in’, which will include details of the Issuer, the criteria the badge was issued under and details the evidence gathered to verifying the credentialThe value of the badge will be linked to the credibility of the organisationBadges shared online with the worldSocial Media / E-Portfolio / WebsitesOpen Technical StandardAny organisation can create, issue and verify open badgesBadges can be earned from multiple sources – Off/OnlineEarners can manage and share badges via BACKPACKBoth prior learning and new learningParticipationCommitment to the community – VolunteeringLearning Events – CPD Events / MOOCs / ForumsSkillsPresentation skillsPractical skills – Bricklaying / Writing a BlogSoft skills – Communication / Time Mgmnt/ Team PlayerNew skills – Digital LiteraciesAchievementsCreating a website / Best Design / Leading a Group
ISSUER A credible organisationEducational establishment / Training Org/ Prof bodiesTutor / TrainerPeer AssessmentEARNERLearner with evidence of prior learningLearner with opportunity to participate in new learning / skills /achieve a designated task
Who is the badge for?What do you want to reward?What skills does the badges represent?What behaviour does the badge encourage?What do you need to do to earn the badge?How will you gather evidence achieving the criteria?
Digital Me have developed a Badge Canvas that can be used as a starting point when deciding on badges to be created. It provides a framework and guidance on the key considerationsOpen Badges can provide an opportunity to create pathways between badges, a granular structure, encouraging learners to build on what they have all ready learned.HierarchalBasic badges – entry levelLower level – pre-requisiteIntermediate / Higher level – masteryMultiple lower level badges aggregated to achieve higher level
CurrentJisc RSC Open Badges on offer are: Digital Practitioner Series for our Learning Online course : Online Communications and e-Tutor Course; e-Assessment for Learning and our latest LOL Digital Literacies for Digital Learning course. Each course has three Open Badges : Completer for those that successfully complete the course ; Influencer for successful completers who are voted for by their peers for substantial contribution to the course and learning of others; Tutor for those tutoring the course.Digital Innovator Series : For Forums – Contributor for those contributing presentations at Jisc RSC Forum events; Super Contributors (need to check criteria) Facilitators and hosts. Webinars and RSCtv for Contributors / Super Contributors / Faciliators.iTech Case Study series – Annual iTech Case Study Awards – Annual Conference – Categories – Learning & Teaching, Access & Inclusion, Assessment, Learner & Support Services,Technology & Business Systems, Regional Collaboration and Learner AmbassadorContributors / Super Contributors (need to check criteria) / Nominees, one of four finalists / Winner.Digital Leadership series - Assessment Summit Delegate /Contributor ; Open Badges Design Day Delegate /Contributor and OBSEG Memebr
As an example of one of our badge series Online Communications and e-Tutoring Course this details the behaviours, criteria and how it is evidenced. Essential for Jisc RSC to ensure a quality element and each badge has key information ‘baked in’ which can be accessed by clicking on the badge:Course infoHow to achieve the badgeDetailed course matricesInformation in related badges. Link to showcase / click on completer badge to see criteria
The Open Badges in Scottish Education Group (OBSEG) was set up in early 2013 by Jisc to bring people and projects based in Scotland, with an interest in Open Badges, together. It performs: an overview and mapping function of Open Badge developments in Scottish Education; oversees a number of sub-groups; and provides a forum for discussion and the formation of connections around Open Badges.As you can see from the diagram there are a varied cross section of organizations linked to Scottish education represented in the group including: Primary/Secondary education, Further education, higher education; Qualifications Authority SQA, Standards SCQF and CETIS; Employer bodies; Professional associations; student bodies. The key benefits of having such a group:Through awareness and understanding of sector aspirations around Open Badges, key authorities provide educational institutions with ‘permission to innovate’Joint work, badge constellations and learning pathways created via sub-groupsAgreement on strategic decisions around Open Badges and the development of an Open Badge ecosystemThe group has been divided into sub groups : Staff Development ; Learner Progress and Technology and Design.
JW Open Badges Overview - peer group meeting - Jan 2014
Information Baked-in Backpack
Learning / Skills Recognition
Valid, Evidenced Criteria
Online Profile Digital Image with Metadata
Open Badges Overview
Jisc RSC Scotland
Open Badges – What are they?
Recognition for participation / skills / achievements
» An online representation of skills and achievements gained
» Essential information ‘baked-in’ - Issuer / Criteria/ Evidence
» Verified by credible organisations
» Shared online with the world - Social Media / Blogs /Websites
» Open Technical Standard
› Any organisation can create, issue and verify open badges
› Can be earned from multiple sources – Off/Online
› Earners can manage and share badges via BACKPACK
Open Badges – Who is involved?
ISSUER / EARNER / AUDIENCE (CONSUMER)
A credible organisation
Tutor / Trainer or Peers
Learner with evidence of prior learning
Individual with the opportunity to participate in new learning or skills
Individual with the opportunity achieve a designated task
Open Badges – Key Considerations
»Who is the badge for?
»What do you want to reward?
»What skills does the badges represent?
»What behaviour does the badge encourage?
»What do you need to do to earn the badge?
»How will you gather evidence achieving the criteria?
»How do they fit into a pathway – hierarchical / aggregated/
»How are they issued ?
Title of presentation 00/00/2013
Digital Me – Badge Canvas
Jisc RSC Scotland Open Badges
Supporting CPD Opportunities
Jisc RSC Scotland Open Badges
Online Communications and e-Tutoring Course
Digital practitioner skills attainment
Engagement with Jisc RSC Scotland Services
Contribution to the learning community
Completing the course
Course matrices identifying quality criteria
Completer – satisfactory completion
of course quality criteria
Influencer – as per completer and >3
votes from peers for contribution
Tutor – meeting role description
OPEN BADGES IN SCOTTISH EDUCATION GROUP