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  1. 1. Creating a new learning currency with Open Badges Gráinne Hamilton @grainnehamilton
  2. 2. What are open badges?
  3. 3. Aweb standard which captures & communicates skills and attributes
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  5. 5. Silo 1 Silo 2 Silo 4 Formal qualifications After school club certificates Online learning Silo 3 Professional development
  6. 6. CC BY-SA Kyle Bowen
  7. 7. Badges in Numbers March 2015: - 14,000 issuers worldwide - 2 Million badges issued - 342,300 badges sent to backpacks - 88,585 backpacks
  8. 8. What’s happening? April 2015: - IMS announcement May 2015: - Endorsement and annotation built into OBI
  9. 9. 12 IMS Digital Credentialing Initiative • Establish Digital Badges as common currency for K-20 and corporate education • Partnership with Mozilla • Further adoption, integration and transferability • Extend digital transcripts and competency-based education interoperability From Flickr, William Warby, Pound Coins CC By 2.0
  10. 10. Endorsement: A method of publishing approval or acceptance of Open Badges using an extension to the Open Badges specification itself. For further information on the Open Badges endorsement features, see Nate Otto’s slides at:
  11. 11. Open Badge: A statement of trust in an individual. Open Badge Endorsement: A statement of trust in an Open Badge or issuer.
  12. 12. Assertion: “Margaret has earned the Digital Practitioner badge” Endorsement Assertion: “The Digital Practitioner badge evidences teaching and learning excellence and can be used towards Higher Education Academy accreditation” (By Higher Education Academy) Possibilities… A statement of trust in an Open Badge or issuer. You can better trust a badge if you trust its endorsers.
  13. 13. Assertion: “Margaret has earned the Digital Practitioner badge” BadgeClass: “Digital Practitioner Badge by University of Dunedin” Issuer: “University of Dunedin” Endorsement Assertion: “Margaret keeps up to date with learning technology developments and deserves the Digital Practitioner badge” Endorsement BadgeClass: “The University of Dunedin’s Digital Practitioner badge is backed by quality assessments” Endorser: “The University of Dunedin issue high quality badges” What can be endorsed?
  14. 14. Annotation is a partner extension to endorsement that lets 3rd parties contribute to badge object meaning. “The Achiever Badge aligns to Educational Standard X” Annotation:
  15. 15. “The Digital Practitioner Badge aligns to the UKPSF Areas of Activity: A4” Annotation Assertion example:
  16. 16. One backpack or federated backpacks? From Flickr, Matthias Ripp, Backpacking CC By 2.0
  17. 17. Badges in Action
  18. 18. University of Sussex - badges to recognise staff CPD Some current Open Badge projects in UK Higher Education Edinburgh University Students Association - badges to recognise skills gained by Class Reps and enhance employability Abertay University - badges to showcase HEAR related activities University of Dundee - badges to recognise skills gained by students while co-creating the medical curriculum University of Sheffield - badges issued during a MOOC by the radiology dept. Those applying for a degree can use their badges for a reduction in fees and as credit towards modules
  19. 19. Badges schemes created with...
  20. 20. Open Badge projects
  21. 21. What’s influencing DigitalMe’s Open Badge system and consultancy developments?
  22. 22. Mozilla Discover Open Badges • Badge-based pathways to employment proof of concept
  23. 23. Interviews with employees
  24. 24. Employee pathways
  25. 25. 30 Brian B. Senior Engineer at Mozilla Brian loves words, whether those words make up hundreds of lines of code or the sentences of a novel. His job at Mozilla involves a combination of both, since he codes and writes specifications for others who want to use the tools he builds. Words aside, he loves playing games, chopping wood(!) and cooking. Did we mention he rocks a bass (and a wicked hairstyle) in more than one band? Senior Engineer / OBI Architect
  26. 26. Employer pathways logic
  27. 27. Employer pathway trees • Pathways for particular jobs • Clear statement about the employer’s needs • Highlight skills and attributes required • Templates showcase employer issued badges • Placeholders for formal qualifications or badges linked to open learning opportunities, eg Mozilla Web Literacy badges
  28. 28. 33 Earner / employee… • Fills in pathways with badges • Tell their story • Set goals (unearned badges) • Plan a career • Copy pathways to explore options
  29. 29. Matt B. Senior QA Engineer at Mozilla Matt likes breaking things and then putting them back together to improve them. His job as a QA engineer in the Firefox team involves everything from finding things that don't work - otherwise know as bugs - to coordinating projects within the open source community, such as new feature requests. His path is full of different jobs and adventures from rock-climbing to making tofu and being a psychologist at a youth detention center. Senior Quality Assurance Engineer
  30. 30. Employer ExpertPeer Multiple Validation
  31. 31. Discover and capture learning wherever it happens
  32. 32. Evidence Work
  33. 33. Gain Endorsement
  34. 34. Share Achievements
  35. 35. ● Recognize the skills you need ● Incentivise and engage people ● Connect and grow your network Organisations ● Evidence all your achievements ● Build and expand your capabilities ● Connect with opportunities Individuals Connecting

  36. 36. Live Up to Your Ambitions
  37. 37. The OBA will launch with an innovative app so you can earn, issue and share badges on the move
  38. 38. Launch your academy and create badges Create your badges Learners find your badgeLaunch academy Award badges Learners add evidenceGrow and track your network of talent
  39. 39. OBA launches with TechFuture Academy “Employers will be able to set industry relevant challenges and badge the recognised skills to further employability skills, with employer reference on the badge showing the company support. This will enable young people to develop their employability skills recognised by employers”, Julie Feest, Head of Strategic Partnerships | On Behalf of the Tech Partnership *TechFuture Academy is a collaboration amongst Tech Partnership members (formerly e-skills) with support from Telefonica
  40. 40. Thanks! Gráinne Hamilton @grainnehamilton