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Open badges intro and badge system design

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Introduction to Open badges and first steps for Badge system design. Presentation was created for the AIESEC team preparing for badges implementation for the social project "Beyond Limits"

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Open badges intro and badge system design

  1. 1. OPEN BADGES for AIESEC Introduced by BADGECRAFT Agne Rapalaite and Laimonas Ragauskas www.badgecraft.eu
  2. 2. @Badgecraft #OpenBadges BADGECRAFT www.badgecraft.eu
  3. 3. WHO ARE WE? • Badgecraft is a company aiming to provide opportunities for recognising achievements by using Open badges • We are coming from the fields of education & IT and aiming to blend the two for creating badging experiences for our clients. BADGECRAFT www.badgecraft.eu
  4. 4. CHALLENGES in EDUCATION and RECOGNITION www.badgecraft.eu
  5. 5. Degree Diploma Certificate Courses without certificates ● Unknown skills ● Hard to get evidence ● Hardly moves across diverse systems BADGECRAFT www.badgecraft.eu
  6. 6. Degree Diploma Certificate Courses without certificates ● Hierarchical structures and old style unreliable assessment methods ● Excluding diverse learning providers and non-linear learning pathways ● Unclear quantitative indication (marks) ● Can’t be indexed and shared online BADGECRAFT www.badgecraft.eu
  7. 7. WHAT IS AN OPEN BADGE BADGECRAFT www.badgecraft.eu
  8. 8. WHAT IS AN OPEN BADGE • Visual representation – digital image and integrated meta-data • It is free and open technical standard –any user can earn, manage and display these badges all across the web • Aims to build shared ecosystem using the same infrustructre across different platforms BADGECRAFT www.badgecraft.eu
  9. 9. WHAT IS AN OPEN BADGE • Whether they’re issued by one organization or many, badges can build upon each other, joining together to tell the full story of skills and other learning achievements. • Users have an easy way to collect their badges in a single backpack, and display their learning achievements on social networking profiles, job sites, their websites and more. BADGECRAFT www.badgecraft.eu
  10. 10. WHAT IS AN OPEN BADGE BADGECRAFT www.badgecraft.eu
  11. 11. BADGECRAFT www.badgecraft.eu
  12. 12. OPEN BADGES IN NUMBERS By May 2014 there were... • 14 000 issuers, who... • issued more than 1 million badges and... • 4 million expected to be issued by the end of 2014 and… • 10 million by the end of 2016, out of those… • 1 million expected to be issued in Europe BADGECRAFT www.badgecraft.eu
  13. 13. FIND A BADGE WHICH… http://discover.openbadges.org/badge/ - Has an icon that represents the content very well - A badge that is dedicated for PARTICIPATION - A badge that describes an ACHIEVEMENT - A badge that describes a concrete COMPETENCE (skill, knowledge, change of behaviour) - A badge that describes a QUALITY of a person - A badge with an ATTRACTIVE NAME - A badge with an INFOMATIVE NAME - A Badge with an ATTRACTIVE CONTENT - A Badge with an INFORMATIVE/CONCRETE CONTENT Collect a list of key words used to decribe a badge (badge confirms… Person owning this badge… Badge indicates…) BADGECRAFT www.badgecraft.eu
  14. 14. DESCRIBING AN OPEN BADGE NAME* DESCRIPTION* CRITERIA* *obligatory BADGECRAFT www.badgecraft.eu
  15. 15. NAME Give your new badge the name that will be clear to others and tell something what it is about. - funny? - serious? - attractive? - relevant BADGECRAFT www.badgecraft.eu
  16. 16. DESCRIPTION Describe what you want to achieve and represent with your Open Badge (e.g. new knowledge, developed skills, changed attitudes or behaviours) - This badge shows.../ The owner of this badge is… - Tell the truth! BADGECRAFT www.badgecraft.eu
  17. 17. CRITERIA Identify what you need to do in order to complete the learning related to your badge. - Specific quests or tasks person had to complete - How will you know if the person completed the tasks? BADGECRAFT www.badgecraft.eu
  18. 18. BUILD YOUR BADGE SYSTEM BADGECRAFT www.badgecraft.eu
  19. 19. BUILD YOUR BADGE SYSTEM BADGECRAFT www.badgecraft.eu
  20. 20. BUILD YOUR BADGE SYSTEM Define your key objectives • What challenges badge system should solve? • What should it help to achieve? • What kind of behaviour should it promote in learners? BADGECRAFT www.badgecraft.eu
  21. 21. BUILD YOUR BADGE SYSTEM Develop draft Skills Tree BADGECRAFT www.badgecraft.eu
  22. 22. BUILD YOUR BADGE SYSTEM BADGECRAFT www.badgecraft.eu
  23. 23. BUILD YOUR BADGE SYSTEM BADGECRAFT www.badgecraft.eu
  24. 24. BUILD YOUR BADGE SYSTEM BADGECRAFT www.badgecraft.eu
  25. 25. BUILD YOUR BADGE SYSTEM • Start with a Skills Tree • Define one competence in details: what are the skills, knowledge, attitudes, which will be developed throughout the project • Draw skills tree for that one competence: • What is the sequence? • How different skills/ attitudes are interlinked? • Will you come back to the same skill? • What about levels? BADGECRAFT www.badgecraft.eu
  26. 26. BADGE DESIGN PRINCIPLES 1. Use badges to map learning trajectories 2. Align badges to standards 3. Have experts issue badges 4. Seek external backing. 5. Recognize diverse learning. Source: http://www.hastac.org/blogs/andirehak/2013/05/20/digital-badge-design-principles-recognizing- learning BADGECRAFT www.badgecraft.eu
  27. 27. BADGE DESIGN PRINCIPLES 6. Use badges as a means of external communication of knowledge and/or skills. 7. Make badges permanent. 8. Recognize educator learning as well. 9. Award formal academic credit for badges. BADGECRAFT www.badgecraft.eu
  28. 28. THANK YOU! Laimonas Ragauskas, Agne Rapalaite @Badegcraft #OpenBadges Badgecraft www.badgecraft.eu

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