Open Badges & DigitalMe Badge Conference presentation PLE 2013 Berlin

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What are Open Badges?
Who is using them?
How to design them

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  • ...and a newly-redesigned website. Mozilla have recently hired a number of people who were on the Obama 2012 campaign, including our new Communications Director Erica Sackin. She’s revamped the way badges are explained on the site, for the better I think. Steve Bunce likes it because it includes the word ‘knit’!
  • Mozilla is a global, nonprofit organization dedicated to making the Web better. We believe that the Web is a shared public resource to be cared for, not a commodity to be sold. Mozilla works with a worldwide community to create open source products like Mozilla Firefox, and to innovate for the benefit of the individual and the betterment of the Web.
  • Workforce.io is like a value-added version of LinkedIn: http://workforce.io/
  • … and NASA has badges for their robotics program: http://www.nasa.gov/offices/education/programs/national/dln/special/DigitalBadges.html
  • Badge title Badge description Badge criteria Badge issuer Evidence URL issue date recipient expiration date evidence URL
  • An Open Badge is a metadata-infused credential.Metadata is data about data. So in the same way that the index of a book has information about what's contained the book, so a badge has information inside it.
  • Visual and in our case Digital representations of formal & informal learning. All badges are earned .
  • Formal and informal learning.
  • What we’re building is the plumbing.
  • Badges are extremely flexible: they can be adapted to highlight hard skills but they can also represent the extremely important soft skills: such as peer mentorship or community involvement.
  • Badges are extremely flexible: they can be adapted to highlight hard skills but they can also represent the extremely important soft skills: such as peer mentorship or community involvement or .
  • This conversation does not have to be adversarial, but instead can accommodate both traditionally recognized validations of learning and skills as well as new and informal alternative credentials.
  • - Simple but series questions need to answer, we thought it would be good to take a canvas approach, visualise the whole badge design - Design focused on VALUE first – what happens if I earn this badge – explores how eco-system builds up
  • This is where we want to get to, place discover badges, follow own interests, gain recognition.
  • - Simple but series questions need to answer, we thought it would be good to take a canvas approach, visualise the whole badge design -
  • - Simple but series questions need to answer, we thought it would be good to take a canvas approach, visualise the whole badge design -
  • Local do internally, regional / national work with a designer!! Brand is important The badge canvas provides a design brief, that’s everything a designer would as you – perhaps some more details about the users / audience but mostely there -
  • Open Badges & DigitalMe Badge Conference presentation PLE 2013 Berlin

    1. 1. Open Badges In The Wild/ PLE13 Berlin / 5 July 2013
    2. 2. TimRiches! @triches! IntheUK…!
    3. 3. Badge the UK Help Us
    4. 4. Badge The UK Creators!
    5. 5. http://openbadges.org
    6. 6. Who else is using Open Badges?
    7. 7. Some of the organisations involved in the ecosystem
    8. 8. Size of Open Badges ecosystem ( ) Data correct as of 4 July 2013 800+ issuers - such as NASA, Purdue University, Disney, etc.
    9. 9. http://workforce.io/
    10. 10. BadgeIssuers!
    11. 11. Vital stats 4,000 Schools 75,000 Students 10,000 Teachers Badge Issuers
    12. 12. http://www.nasa.gov/offices/education/programs/ national/dln/special/DigitalBadges.html
    13. 13. http://www.itap.purdue.edu/studio/passport/
    14. 14. What are Open Badges?
    15. 15. Open Badges are images with metadata hard-coded into them
    16. 16. CC BY-SA Kyle Bowen
    17. 17. What’s the problem?
    18. 18. Silo 1 Silo 2 Silo 3 GCSEs, eBacc, etc. After school club certificates Online learning
    19. 19. Silo 1 Silo 2 Silo 3 What skills/ attributes are missing here? (how can we best present them in a holistic way?) GCSEs, eBacc, etc. Online learning After school club certificates
    20. 20. How are Open Badges a solution?
    21. 21. Visual representations of achievements, learning, skills, interests, competencies
    22. 22. They can accommodate formal & informal learning pathways
    23. 23. Mozilla has built (and will maintain) the plumbing

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