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Guidelines for Using Open Badges in European Voluntary Service mobility


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Take guided steps to set up and prepare a badge system to validate and recognise learning that happens during European Voluntary Service.
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Guidelines for Using Open Badges in European Voluntary Service mobility

  1. 1. Open digital badges for EVS (European Voluntary Service) >
  2. 2. Welcome to the badge world! This a step-by-step guide which will prepare you for using Open digital badges to recognise learning that happens during European Voluntary Service (EVS). ABOUT OPEN BADGES ∎ Open Badges is a worldwide standard to validate and recognise learning that happens anywhere. They are visual representation of learning and achievements. ∎ Badges are digital and thus create new possibilities to manage achievements: store, share and display them anywhere on the web and include on CV. ∎ Find out more about Open Badges BADGES IN EVS ∎ EVS offers non-formal and informal learning opportunities. Badges map learning and structure the Youthpass reflection process. ∎ Badges enable volunteers to collect evidence of their learning achievements, verify them with mentors and conclude their learning outcomes. ∎ Find out more about Youthpass / GUIDELINES FOR USE
  3. 3. HOW TO SET UP BADGES Create badge project on Import badge system from badge library Publish badges Familiarise with tips for using badges ? 1 2 3 4
  4. 4. Create badge project at 1
  5. 5. Click to register your account. Login, if you have one
  6. 6. Go to Projects/ Organisations and create an organisation. If have already, skip this step
  7. 7. Create a new project for your activity
  8. 8. Import badge system from 2
  9. 9. Type keywords “voluntary service” Import full badge system to your project
  10. 10. Publish badges 3
  11. 11. Go to Projects/Badges to view all imported badges “Draft” indicates the badge that can be modified and yet not visible to users. You can change badge status in “Settings”
  12. 12. Tips for using badges 4
  13. 13. Go to Modify to obtain the badge claim code
  14. 14. Expand Give to volunteer the code for the on-boarding badge to use on or scan it with QR code scanner
  15. 15. SMOOTH START ∎ Introduce Open Badges to mentors, hosting/sending organisations ∎ Introduce Open Badges to volunteer during on-arrival activities ∎ Use these resources: Video What is a Badge? ∎ Give out claim code for the on-boarding badge “I’m EVSer” DURING VOLUNTEERING ∎ Refer to badges during mentoring meetings ∎ Support volunteers with feedback and encouragement ∎ Allow volunteers to choose between challenges they want to take ∎ Use badges during mid-term evaluation SOFT END ∎ Before the end of volunteering conclude with volunteer learning and finalise badges ∎ Relate learning results and achievements to Youthpass key-competences ∎ Talk how to use badges on social networks and on CV RECOMMENDATIONS FOR!
  16. 16. Feedback & support write to @
  17. 17. References EUROPEAN BADGE ALLIANCE Promotes the use of Open digital badges and other tools to validate and recognise learning during the European mobility activities. ERASMUS+ European Union’s programme which offers funding for mobility projects in various fields of education & learning mes/erasmus-plus BADGECRAFT Is a multilingual platform to manage any achievements using world-wide standard of Open digital badges ““