Doug Belshaw - Open badges and learning

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Doug Belshaw's presentation from the Computing At School Scotland conference 2012

Doug Belshaw is Badges and Skills Lead for the non-profit Mozilla Foundation. In this role he evangelises Open Badges, a new way to recognise skills and achievements, as well as heading-up work around Web Literacies. Prior to Mozilla Doug worked at JISC infoNet and is a former teacher and Senior Leader in UK schools. Doug also recently completed his doctoral studies on the subject of digital literacies through Durham University.

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Doug Belshaw - Open badges and learning

  1. 1. Open Badges and Learning Doug BelshawCAS conference, 27 October 2012 / @dajbelshaw / doug@mozillafoundation.org
  2. 2. Today’s webinarLearning today happens everywhere. But its oftendifficult to get recognition for skills andachievements that happen online or out of school.Mozilla Open Badges helps solve that problem,making it easy for any organization to issue, manageand display digital badges across the web. DougBelshaw, Badges and Skills Lead at the MozillaFoundation, talks about Open Badges and theirpotential in education.
  3. 3. Today’s webinarLearning today happens everywhere. But its oftendifficult to get recognition for skills andachievements that happen online or out of school.Mozilla Open Badges helps solve that problem,making it easy for any organization to issue, manageand display digital badges across the web. DougBelshaw, Badges and Skills Lead at the MozillaFoundation, talks about Open Badges and theirpotential in education.
  4. 4. Today’s webinarLearning today happens everywhere. But its oftendifficult to get recognition for skills andachievements that happen online or out of school.Mozilla Open Badges helps solve that problem,making it easy for any organization to issue, manageand display digital badges across the web. DougBelshaw, Badges and Skills Lead at the MozillaFoundation, talks about Open Badges and theirpotential in education.
  5. 5. Today’s webinarLearning today happens everywhere. But its oftendifficult to get recognition for skills andachievements that happen online or out of school.Mozilla Open Badges helps solve that problem,making it easy for any organization to issue, manageand display digital badges across the web. DougBelshaw, Badges and Skills Lead at the MozillaFoundation, talks about Open Badges and theirpotential in education.
  6. 6. Who are you? Dr. Doug Belshaw Badges & Skills Lead Mozilla Foundation @dajbelshaw doug@mozillafoundation.org
  7. 7. Mozilla!(global non-profit)
  8. 8. The Problem
  9. 9. Silo 2Silo 1 Silo 3
  10. 10. Letter of recommendation Silo 2Silo 1 PhD Professional qualification Silo 3
  11. 11. Letter of recommendation Silo 2 Silo 1 PhD Professional What skills/ qualification attributes are Silo 3 missing here? (and can we presentthem in a holistic way?)
  12. 12. Towards aSolution?
  13. 13. MozFest 2010http://mozillafestival.org
  14. 14. ( )http://mozillafestival.org9-11 November, London
  15. 15. What if we usedbadges for learning?
  16. 16. Not just digital badges but Open Badges
  17. 17. Open Badges are images withmetadata hard-coded into them
  18. 18. Visual representations ofachievements, learning, skills, interests, competencies
  19. 19. Open Badges can complement traditional education practices
  20. 20. They can accommodate formal & informal learning pathways
  21. 21. They can represent hard & soft skills, peer assessment, and stackable lifelong learning
  22. 22. Open Badges can capturelearning wherever & however itoccurs—allowing for innovation
  23. 23. StealthAssessment
  24. 24. Open Badges?(What about degrees, certificates, diplomas?)
  25. 25. Not simply either/or —both/and!
  26. 26. How do we get there?
  27. 27. Through a shared badgeecosystem & infrastructure: a universal standard.
  28. 28. OpenBadgeInfrastructure(OBI)
  29. 29. BADGE DISPLAY SITES SUCCESS
  30. 30. after-school program free online course government agency
  31. 31. DISPLAY SITES personal web site job sites social networking WordPress / Tumblr profiles
  32. 32. RESULTS jobs new unlock learning opportunities
  33. 33. Endorsers Issuers EarnersDisplayers
  34. 34. Who’s involved?
  35. 35. BADGE DISPLAY SITES SUCCESS
  36. 36. http://openbadges.org
  37. 37. Any questions for me yet?
  38. 38. The future.
  39. 39. Ask me hard questions!Now!On Twitter: @dajbelshawVia email: doug@mozillafoundation.org Useful links: http://openbadges.org http://wiki.mozilla.org/Badges https://groups.google.com/d/forum/openbadges
  40. 40. Special secret bonus material... http://mzl.la/weblit
  41. 41. EXPLORING CREATING CONNECTING PROTECTING BEGINNER Browser basics HTML basics Participation Privacy (e.g. URLs, copy/ (e.g. adding images, (e.g. etiquette, (e.g. cookies, privacy paste) linking) curation) controls) Search engine CSS basics Collaboration Security basics basics (e.g. fonts, (e.g. co-creation, (e.g. HTTPS, password(e.g. keyword search, positioning) wikis) management) filtering) Web designWeb mechanics basics Sharing Rights online (e.g. view source, (e.g. affordances of (e.g. social networks, (e.g. copyright, open hyperlinks) the web, designing for embedding) licensing) audiences)
  42. 42. EXPLORING CREATING CONNECTING PROTECTING INTERMEDIATE Contributing to Browser skills Javascript basics Identity (e.g. cookie (e.g. programming web communities (e.g. personal management, basics, javascript (e.g. distributed information curation, add-ons) syntax) working, collaborative tracking management) curation) Credibility Advanced web Security &(e.g. trustworthiness Storytelling of websites, design (e.g. multimedia, encryption evaluating (e.g. responsive augmentation) (e.g. data protection, information) design, accessibility) basic encryption) Legalese on Remixing Infrastructure Open practices the web (e.g. mashups, (e.g. hosting, (e.g. open standards, (e.g. privacy policies, hackable games) domains) open source) terms of service agreements)

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