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Creating learning pathways with Open Badges

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A presentation on Open Badges and how they can be aligned to different learning pathways. An edited version of a presentation originally presented via a Learning Pool webinar

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Creating learning pathways with Open Badges

  1. 1. Creating Learning Pathways with Open Badges Bob Price huxleypiguk@gmail.com
  2. 2. Creating learning pathways with Open Badges What are Open Badges?
  3. 3. Creating learning pathways with Open Badges Recognition • Paper based • Easy to create • Easy to display • Difficult to verify
  4. 4. Creating learning pathways with Open Badges Badges… Visual representations Skills Learning Competencies Qualities Achievements Interests
  5. 5. Creating learning pathways with Open Badges Digital badges: •An online reputation of a skill you have earned. •Usually tied to specific applications or websites •Not portable
  6. 6. Creating learning pathways with Open Badges Open Badges Led by Mozilla Organisation Open, online standard for verifying skills, learning, interests and achievements Images with Metadata hard-coded into them Recognise formal or informal learning Collect badges from multiple sources into a single backpack and share through social networks
  7. 7. Creating learning pathways with Open Badges Badge name Description Criteria Issuer Evidence Date issued Standards Tags At its heart an Open Badge is a graphic file which has an embedded a chunk of code. This code gives the badges its credentials and includes: The heartbeat of a badge
  8. 8. Creating learning pathways with Open Badges How it works…. Training Online Learning Volunteer Programs Learner
  9. 9. Creating learning pathways with Open Badges How it works…. Open Backpack Share to social networks and other websites Job Opportunities Lifelong Learning New Possibilities
  10. 10. Creating learning pathways with Open Badges CVs are a bunch of claims Open Badges are a bunch of evidence
  11. 11. Creating learning pathways with Open Badges
  12. 12. Creating learning pathways with Open Badges Who is using them?
  13. 13. Creating learning pathways with Open Badges Who is using them?
  14. 14. Creating learning pathways with Open Badges Who is using them?
  15. 15. Creating learning pathways with Open Badges Who is using them?
  16. 16. Creating learning pathways with Open Badges Learning Pathways and Badges
  17. 17. Creating learning pathways with Open Badges Steps to take • Define clear criteria/definition of achievement to earn a badge • Be clear on what is to be achieved • Build the framework • Publicise!
  18. 18. Creating learning pathways with Open Badges Badging ecosystems Define your standards Validate Verify Authenticate Standards from in house, QCF, external bodies How do we validate the competencies that have been defined? Who ensure that the badging system is operating correctly within the organisation? Are the badges being displayed authentic and from the sources they say they are from?
  19. 19. Creating learning pathways with Open Badges Learning pathways using badging ecosystems Flat form badges are not dependant on each other
  20. 20. Creating learning pathways with Open Badges Dependent Key badges are dependant on other badges + =X Y Z Learning pathways using badging ecosystems
  21. 21. Creating learning pathways with Open Badges Levelled Graded badges with increasing difficulty Learning pathways using badging ecosystems
  22. 22. Creating learning pathways with Open Badges What else?
  23. 23. Creating learning pathways with Open Badges Open Badges www.openbadges.org Open Badges MOOC www.courseites.com Open Learn www.open.edu/openlearn/ Barclays Digital Driving Licence www.digitaldrivinglicence.barclays.co.uk City & Guild Tech Bac www.techbac.com/
  24. 24. Creating learning pathways with Open Badges Thank You huxleypiguk@gmail.com @bobpricepln about.me/bob.price

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