Open Badges (eAssessment Scotland 2013)

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A presentation by Doug Belshaw as part of an Open Badges workshop at e-Assessment Scotland 2013. #easc13

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Open Badges (eAssessment Scotland 2013)

  1. 1. eAssessment Scotland / University of Dundee / 23 August 2013 http://slidesha.re/13QM8Id
  2. 2. Who are you? Dr. Doug Belshaw Badges & Skills Lead Mozilla Foundation @dajbelshaw doug@mozillafoundation.org
  3. 3. Who?What? When? Where?Why? How?
  4. 4. Mozilla! (global non-profit)
  5. 5. Some of the organisations involved in the ecosystem
  6. 6. https://wiki.mozilla.org/Badges/Issuers
  7. 7. http://workforce.io/
  8. 8. http://www.kenteq.nl/smartsite.net?id=KT_HOME_EN
  9. 9. http://sweetwaterfoundation.com
  10. 10. http://dmlcompetition.net/Competition/4/badges- projects.php?id=2246
  11. 11. http://www.nasa.gov/offices/education/programs/ national/dln/special/DigitalBadges.html
  12. 12. http://www.proexam.org/index.php/technology/ digital-micro-credentials
  13. 13. http://www.digitalme.co.uk/student-digital-leaders- badgeathon/
  14. 14. http://www.itap.purdue.edu/studio/passport/
  15. 15. Who? What? When?Where? Why? How?
  16. 16. Open Badges are images with metadata hard-coded into them
  17. 17. CC BY-SA Kyle Bowen
  18. 18. Visual representations of achievements, learning, skills, interests, competencies
  19. 19. They can accommodate formal & informal learning pathways
  20. 20. They can represent hard & soft skills, peer assessment, and stackable lifelong learning
  21. 21. Mozilla has built (and will maintain) the plumbing
  22. 22. Open Badges can capture learning wherever & however it occurs—allowing for innovation
  23. 23. http://tincanapi.com/overview/
  24. 24. Open Badges? (What about degrees, certificates, diplomas?)
  25. 25. Not simply either/or —both/and!
  26. 26. Who? What? When? Where? Why? How?
  27. 27. Silo 1 Silo 2 Silo 3 Degree CPDcertificates Letter ofrecommendation
  28. 28. Silo 1 Silo 2 Silo 3 What skills/ attributes are missing here? (how can we best present them in a holistic way?) Degree CPDcertificates Letter ofrecommendation
  29. 29. Open Badges Infrastructure (OBI)
  30. 30. I love badges for motivating me in my learning! We use metadata- infused credentials aligned with the OBI I’m using micro- accreditation to make achievements more granular
  31. 31. Who? What? When? Where? Why? How?
  32. 32. http://openbadges.org
  33. 33. Who? What? When? Where? Why? How?
  34. 34. 3 main ways to issue badges...
  35. 35. Roll your own solution (using onboarding documentation) Use plugin for an existing system (plugins available for most major platforms/systems) Third-party issuing platform (URLs in metadata point to their servers) 3 main ways to issue badges:
  36. 36. Use plugin for an existing system (plugins available for most major platforms/systems)
  37. 37. Who? What? When? Where? Why? How?
  38. 38. NOW!(we launched v1.0 in March)
  39. 39. ~110,000 Open Badges issued ~32,000earners >750issuers to by (August 2013 stats
  40. 40. Coming soon...
  41. 41. Federation of badge backpacks Coming soon... Image CC BY IsaacMao
  42. 42. Endorsement (3rd-party signing of badges) Federation of badge backpacks Coming soon... Images CC BY IsaacMao & SeattleClouds.com
  43. 43. SOME IDEAS to get you started • Play! Experiment! Earn your first badge at openbadges.org to see how they work. • Think up some criteria and issue a badge to someone using badg.us • Join the Open Badges community. Ask questions! • Launch a pilot. What behaviours/skills/ understanding are you trying to promote?
  44. 44. Conclusion • Open Badges = metadata-infused credentials • We’re now at v1.0 of the OBI • Lots of organisations are already using badges • You can get started right now!
  45. 45. Now! On Twitter: @dajbelshaw Via email: doug@mozillafoundation.org Ask me hard questions! http://openbadges.org http://wiki.mozilla.org/Badges https://groups.google.com/d/forum/openbadges Useful links:

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