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Guidelines for using Open Badges in European youth workers 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 youth workers' mobility.
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Guidelines for using Open Badges in European youth workers mobility

  1. 1. Open digital badges for youth workers’ mobility >
  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 international youth worker mobility projects (e.g. training courses, seminars, etc.). 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 YOUTH WORKER’S MOBILITY ∎ Youth worker’s mobility offer non-formal and informal learning opportunities. Badges map learning and structure the Youthpass reflection process. ∎ Badges enable trainees to collect evidence of their learning achievements, verify them with their peers and training organisers. ∎ 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 Specify badge content 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. On-boarding badge: claimed with a code Special topic badge: 3 of 5 tasks completed Event badge: Unlock any other 10 project badges Facilitator badge: 3 of 5 tasks completed 14 badges linked to European key-competences for lifelong learning: earned by completing 3 out 5 badge tasks
  10. 10. Type keywords “youth worker” Import full badge system to your project
  11. 11. Specify badge content 3
  12. 12. 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”
  13. 13. Modify 3 badges only “Training topic” badge Badge for participants Badge for facilitators ★
  14. 14. Select “Modify” to edit badge description according your project details.
  15. 15. Edit badge tasks for the special badge to reflect the topic of your activity
  16. 16. Tips for using badges 4
  17. 17. Give to participants the code for the on-boarding badge to use on or scan it with QR code scanner
  18. 18. SMOOTH START ∎ Introduce Open Badges to all team members well in advance ∎ Introduce Open Badges to participants latest on the 2nd day of activity ∎ Use these resources: Video What is a Badge? Slides of Youth Work Agent game ∎ Give out claim code for the on-boarding badge “Youth Work Agent” ACTIVITY PROGRAMME ∎ At the end of the day give time for participants to reflect their learning and relate it to badge tasks ∎ At the beginning of the day remind participants about badges and tasks ∎ During the mid-term evaluation discuss with participants their badge learning progress SOFT END ∎ On the final day of the programme give time for participants to conclude their learning and claim badges ∎ Relate learning results and achievements to Youthpass key-competences ∎ Talk how to use badges on social networks and on CV RECOMMENDATIONS FOR!
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  20. 20. 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 ““