Bett 2014: 3 Steps to creating a new (decentralized) learning currency

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BETT2014 Teacher show. 2:45 Stone Computers CPD Theatre C102

How can we create recognise all learners skills and achievements and create a decentralised learning currency?

What tools, approaches, resources do we need?

How you can get involved in Badge The UK

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  • 1. 3 steps to creating a new (decentralized) learning currency
  • 2. Creating a new learning currency using Mozilla Open Badges Tim Riches 23 Jan #BETT2014 CPD Exchange, sponsored by @Stonecomputers stand 102 #openbadges @triches
  • 3. “…qualifications are worthless as a criteria for hiring” Google 2013
  • 4. “…over 50% of employers not satisfied with employability skills of school leavers” CBI 2007
  • 5. CBI 2007
  • 6. How do we create a new learning currency?
  • 7. Three things we need to create a new (decentralized) learning currency 1.  Tools –  Free tools to design, create and issue Open Badges –  Open source standard 2.  Community / ecosystem –  Vibrant ecosystem that connecting teachers, nonprofits & employers 3.  Maps – skills, competencies & achievements & knowledge navigation
  • 8. 1. What are open badges?
  • 9. Aren’t badges just for kids?
  • 10. Mozilla Open Badges: a web standard which captures & communicates learning
  • 11. How do they work?
  • 12. CC BY-SA Kyle Bowen
  • 13. www.backpack.openbadges.org  
  • 14. What makes Open Badges different? 1.  Open & free skills standard 2.  Anyone can create open badges 3.  Data is owned by you
  • 15. Badge Stats 235,000 badges issued 1900 issuers 50k+ Backpacks 1400% Growth since Nov 12-13
  • 16. Who is involved in the ecosystem?
  • 17. Part 2 – the ecosystem 120+ partners
  • 18. How do I make and issue badges? Growing range of tools including Makewaves, Moodle, Blackboard, Achievery, Badgekit, Makebadg.es…
  • 19. Designing Open Badges Download  canvases  at  www.digitalme.co.uk/badgetheuk  
  • 20. ts ital sta V ls 0 Schoo 6,00 ts Studen 80,000 eachers 9,000 T Mon thly Activ •  1 M ity illion View •  5 0 s ,000 Vi s i t o •  8 M rs ins P er Vis it
  • 21. 33,000  badges  awarded     since  Jan  2013   23,000  students  have  earned  a   badge  from  over  1000  schools   Compe22on  Winner   Only  UK  Badge  pla;orm  
  • 22. Design  your  Badge   Makebadges.org  
  • 23. 33,000  badges  awarded     since  Jan  2013   23,000  students  have  earned  a   badge  from  over  1000  schools   Compe22on  Winner   Only  UK  Badge  pla;orm  
  • 24. Publish  your  Badge  Mission  
  • 25. Browse  the  Badge  Library  
  • 26. Students  Take  Badge  Missions  
  • 27. Teacher  Badge  Dashboard  
  • 28. How are they being used? 1.  Learner feedback & motivation 2.  3.  4.  5.  Recognising skills outside of assessed curriculum Creating a fuller picture achievements Continual professional development Build links with employers
  • 29. How will value develop in badges? -  Endorsement -  Distributed ecosystem -  Community rated
  • 30. Three things we need to create a new (decentralized) learning currency 1.  Tools –  Free tools to design, create and issue Open Badges –  Open source standard 2.  Community / ecosystem –  Vibrant ecosystem that connecting teachers, nonprofits & employers 3.  Maps – skills, competencies & achievements & knowledge navigation
  • 31. How to get involved – become a BTUK partner www.digitalme.co.uk/badgetheuk
  • 32. Tim Riches Tim.riches@digitalme.co.uk @triches www.digitalme.co.uk