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Open Badges (LSG13)

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A presentation at the Learning & Skills Group conference in London on 18th June 2013.

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Open Badges (LSG13)

  1. 1. Learning & Skills Group Conference / 18 June 2013
  2. 2. Who are you?Dr. Doug BelshawBadges & Skills LeadMozilla Foundation@dajbelshawdoug@mozillafoundation.org
  3. 3. Who?What?When?Where?Why? How?
  4. 4. Mozilla!(global non-profit)
  5. 5. Some of the organisationsinvolved 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 withmetadata hard-coded into them
  17. 17. CC BY-SA Kyle Bowen
  18. 18. Visual representations ofachievements, learning, skills,interests, competencies
  19. 19. They can accommodateformal & informallearning pathways
  20. 20. BADGE DISPLAY SITESSUCCESS
  21. 21. after-school program free online course government agency
  22. 22. DISPLAY SITESpersonal web sitesocial networkingprofilesWordPress / Tumblrjob sites
  23. 23. RESULTSnewlearningunlockopportunitiesjobs
  24. 24. Mozilla has built (and will maintain) the plumbing
  25. 25. They can represent hard & softskills, peer assessment, andstackable lifelong learning
  26. 26. Open Badges can capturelearning wherever & however itoccurs—allowing for innovation
  27. 27. http://tincanapi.com/overview/
  28. 28. Open Badges?(What about degrees, certificates, diplomas?)
  29. 29. Not simply either/or—both/and!
  30. 30. Who?What?When?Where?Why?How?
  31. 31. Silo 1Silo 2Silo 3DegreePRINCE2etc.CPDcertificate
  32. 32. Silo 1Silo 2Silo 3What skills/attributes aremissing here?(how can we best presentthem in a holistic way?)DegreePRINCE2etc.CPDcertificate
  33. 33. OpenBadgesInfrastructure(OBI)
  34. 34. I love badges formotivating me inmy learning!We use metadata-infused credentialsaligned with the OBII’m using micro-accreditation tomake achievementsmore granular
  35. 35. Who?What? When?Where?Why?How?
  36. 36. http://openbadges.org
  37. 37. Who?What?When?Where?Why?How?
  38. 38. 3 main ways to issue badges...
  39. 39. 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:
  40. 40. Use plugin for an existing system(plugins available for most major platforms/systems)
  41. 41. Who?What?When?Where?Why?How?
  42. 42. NOW!(we launched v1.0 in March)
  43. 43. ~100,000Open Badges issued>26,000earners>700issuerstoby(May 2013 stats)
  44. 44. Coming soon...
  45. 45. Federation of badge backpacksComing soon...Image CC BY IsaacMao
  46. 46. Endorsement (3rd-party signing of badges)Federation of badge backpacksComing soon...Images CC BY IsaacMao & SeattleClouds.com
  47. 47. SOME IDEASto get you started• Play! Experiment! Earn your first badge atopenbadges.org to see how they work.• Think up some criteria and issue a badgeto someone using badg.us• Join the Open Badges community. Askquestions!• Launch a pilot. What behaviours/skills/understanding are you trying to promote?
  48. 48. Conclusion• Open Badges = metadata-infusedcredentials• We’re now at v1.0 of the OBI• Lots of organisations are alreadyusing badges• You can get started right now!
  49. 49. Now!On Twitter: @dajbelshawVia email: doug@mozillafoundation.orgAsk me hard questions!http://openbadges.orghttp://wiki.mozilla.org/Badgeshttps://groups.google.com/d/forum/openbadgesUseful links:

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