Badges for informal learning

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  • This is a model of the user-driven aspect of the Biodiversity Observatory and how it will help people with a casual interest into informal, and ultimately formal, learning about biodiversity.
  • Badges for informal learning

    1. 1. Badges for lifelong learning Citizen Science & Biodiversity: Meeting at the crossroads The Open University, 21 st -23 rd October 2011 Jon Rosewell [email_address]
    2. 2. A badge is a validated indicator of accomplishment, skill, quality or interest that can be earned in any environment http://www.dmlcompetition.net/
    3. 3. Mozilla badge infrastructure http://openbadges.org
    4. 4. <ul><li>Badges Competition </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Awards: $10K to $200K </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Stage 1: 14 th Nov 2011 </li></ul><ul><li>Stage 2: 12 th Jan 2012 </li></ul><ul><li>Stage 3: 28 th Feb 2012 </li></ul><ul><li>Research Competition </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Awards: $5K to $80K </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Nov 28 th 2011 </li></ul>DML Competition
    5. 8. DML pitch <ul><li>Internationalise our framework </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Should skill earned by identifying European organisms transfer to the rest of the world? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Find new international partners </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Developing new partnerships to provide expertise and promotion in different regions of the world </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Re-articulate our badges as Open Badges </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Align terminology and mechanisms to Mozilla </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Participate in the open badge ecosystem </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Become badge providers and importers </li></ul></ul>
    6. 9. Where next? <ul><li>Ideas for badges? </li></ul><ul><li>Assessment / validation? </li></ul><ul><li>Partners or joint submission to DML competition? </li></ul><ul><li>Content schemes (Stage 1) and/or technical (Stage 2)? </li></ul><ul><li>Beyond the competition </li></ul>
    7. 11. Jon Rosewell Dept Communication & Systems, MCT The Open University Walton Hall Milton Keynes MK7 6AA <ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>www.open.ac.uk </li></ul>
    8. 12. Badges <ul><li>Goals </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Set challenges & reward </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Represent accomplishments </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Communicate success </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Community </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Support participation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Enable identity and reputation </li></ul></ul>
    9. 13. Digital badges <ul><li>Online record of achievement </li></ul><ul><li>Validated </li></ul><ul><li>Trace back to issuing organisation / individual </li></ul><ul><li>Collect, carry and display on social spaces </li></ul><ul><li>Mozilla badge infrastructure </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://openbadges.org </li></ul></ul>
    10. 14. Description of the badge opportunity, supporting content and curriculum, assessment criteria and any existing technology systems Design, technology, or early prototypes for badging systems, using content proposals from Stage 1 Combine winners from Stages 1 & 2, ie content and technology,

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