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Mozilla Open Badges: 'Badge the UK' launch

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Slides to accompany a quick overview of Open Badges at the 'Badge the UK' launch at the Mozilla London office on July 4th, 2013.

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Mozilla Open Badges: 'Badge the UK' launch

  1. 1. ‘Badge the UK’ launch / MozLDN / 4 July 2013
  2. 2. Dr. Doug Belshaw Badges & Skills Lead Mozilla Foundation we don’t just do Firefox...
  3. 3. http://openbadges.org
  4. 4. Who’s using Open Badges?
  5. 5. Some of the organisations involved in the ecosystem
  6. 6. Size of Open Badges ecosystem ( )Data correct as of 4 July 2013 800+ issuers - such as NASA, Purdue University, Disney, etc.
  7. 7. http://workforce.io/
  8. 8. http://sweetwaterfoundation.com
  9. 9. http://www.nasa.gov/offices/education/programs/ national/dln/special/DigitalBadges.html
  10. 10. http://www.itap.purdue.edu/studio/passport/
  11. 11. What are Open Badges?
  12. 12. Open Badges are images with metadata hard-coded into them
  13. 13. CC BY-SA Kyle Bowen
  14. 14. What’s the problem?
  15. 15. Silo 1 Silo 2 Silo 3 GCSEs, eBacc, etc. Sports awards After school club certificates
  16. 16. Silo 1 Silo 2 Silo 3 What skills/ attributes are missing here? (how can we best present them in a holistic way?) GCSEs, eBacc, etc. Sports awards After school club certificates
  17. 17. How are Open Badges a solution?
  18. 18. Visual representations of achievements, learning, skills, interests, competencies
  19. 19. They can accommodate formal & informal learning pathways
  20. 20. Mozilla has built (and will maintain) the plumbing
  21. 21. Open Badges can capture learning wherever & however it occurs—allowing for innovation
  22. 22. They can represent hard & soft skills, peer assessment, and stackable lifelong learning
  23. 23. Open Badges? (What about degrees, certificates, diplomas?)
  24. 24. Not simply either/or —both/and!
  25. 25. Open Badges Infrastructure (OBI)
  26. 26. http://openbadges.org

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