Mozilla Open Badges

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September 15, 2011. This presentation was first given by Mozilla's Mark Surman. To learn more, visit www.openbadges.org

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Mozilla Open Badges

  1. 1. Open BadgesMaking it easy to issue and display badges across the web Open Badges is a project of Mozilla with support from the MacArthur Foundation
  2. 2. What are badges?
  3. 3. badges = visual representations of a skill or achievement
  4. 4. scouting may be the first examplethat comes to mind
  5. 5. more and more, we see badges representingachievements on the web
  6. 6. some are just for fun or social status
  7. 7. but increasingly the skills are real,based on real tasks and work
  8. 8. reflecting technical and social abilities --both of which employers are looking for
  9. 9. and willing to pay for ➔ jobs
  10. 10. What if we used badges for learning?
  11. 11. Open learning: Mozilla & P2PU’s School of Webcraft
  12. 12. After-school programs: iRemix
  13. 13. Museums & Science Centers:American Museum of Natural History
  14. 14. Government agencies: NASA
  15. 15. Community Organizations: 4-H
  16. 16. What if we all used a sharedbadge ecosystem and infrastructure?
  17. 17. Open Badges➔ Mozilla’s Open Badges infrastructure
  18. 18. Open Badges
  19. 19. How does it work?
  20. 20. after-school program free online course government agency
  21. 21. DISPLAY SITES personal web site job sites social networking WordPress / Tumblr profiles
  22. 22. RESULTS jobs new unlock learning opportunities
  23. 23. BADGE DISPLAY SITES SUCCESS
  24. 24. What’s next?
  25. 25. Open Badgesfirst beta of Open Badges software ships today
  26. 26. Open Badgesfirst beta of Open Badges software ships today
  27. 27. DML competition also launches today
  28. 28. How can youget involved?
  29. 29. http://www.dmlcompetition.net
  30. 30. http://openbadges.org
  31. 31. Open BadgesMaking it easy to issue and display badges across the web Open Badges is a project of Mozilla with support from the MacArthur Foundation

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