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OBF Academy Nov. 6 2017: eCampusOntario (Part 1)

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Participating institutions are using Open Badges as an alternative way to recognise learning in areas such as informal co-curricular learning, institutional learning outcomes, employability skills and continuing education (CE). The institutions are sending badges to a dedicated eCampusOntario Open Badge Passport, created to enable an Open Badges ecosystem for the province.

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OBF Academy Nov. 6 2017: eCampusOntario (Part 1)

  1. 1. 1 Digging into Badges through a Province-wide Sandbox Don Presant, Learning Agents David Porter and Joanne Kehoe, eCampusOntario
  2. 2. eCampusOntario Why a Province-wide EdTech Sandbox?
  3. 3. 5 Rethinking Is at the core of our practice
  4. 4. 6 Rethinking AS a Theme to guide our program designs Rethinking learning resources Rethinking the learning experience Rethinking recognition of learning
  5. 5. 7 Edtech sandbox • Virtual Simulations • Experiential Learning • Open Badges
  6. 6. Rethinking Recognition of learning Empowering the “t-shaped student” • Co-curricular records • Internships and practicums • Community volunteer programs • Self-directed practical experiences Enabling and authenticating “can-do” skills and competencies
  7. 7. 11 Land Area 917,741 km2 Population 14,135,610 Capital Toronto Students in ~850,000. higher education ------------------------------------------------ Online students *360,000* across Canada from 2016 data* New data coming **Ontario institutions In October 2017 offer over 16,000 online courses and over 750 programs “Canada Map” by Wikimedia Commons is licensed under CC BY 2.0
  8. 8. 12 https://files.ontario.ca/highly_skilled_workforce_report_summary_eng.pdf
  9. 9. 13 ontario Open badges sandbox: Who’s INVOLVED?
  10. 10. 14 ontario ECAMPUS PASSPORT
  11. 11. 15 We are Minoo Communicate! Social Media Webinar CALLING ALL BaDGERS! Image: Public Domain
  12. 12. 16 Collaborated with Vendors (CanCred) Expression of Interest Call distributed: EOI’s due: July 10 Evaluation: July 12 Notified soon afterward Call for Expressions of Interest
  13. 13. 17 What We were looking for Vision for the Badging System Impact on Learners Team Commitment Communicating Value to All
  14. 14. 18 Micro-Courses: • Negotiation Skills • Handling Office Conflict • Influencing Without Authority • Cannabis 101
  15. 15. 19 Working Professionals: • Emerging Computer Apps • Communications • Customer Service • Entrepreneurship • Sustainability • Digital Marketing
  16. 16. 20 Faculty Development: • LOTTO – Learning Online To Teach Online
  17. 17. 21 Co-Curricular Record: • Volunteer Work • Workshops • Self-Study • Experiential
  18. 18. 22 Mobile App: • Foundations for Academic Success (academic integrity)
  19. 19. 23 6 Prototyping Teams: • Graduate Diploma in Health Sciences • Faculty Development • Business School • Continuing Studies • Instructor PD • Graduate/Post-Doctoral
  20. 20. 24 Co-Curricular/Experiential: • Entrepreneurial workshops, bootcamps, labs, co-ops and international experience • PLAR
  21. 21. 25 Co-Curricular: • Level Up: The Student Experience Blueprint
  22. 22. 26 ontario BONUS interest
  23. 23. WHAT WE HOPE TO learn BY DEC 15 Update on badge system design to date. STATUS BY MARCH 16, 2018 Describe the relevant activities, skills, and competencies. SWOT Analysis INTERIM BY AUGUST 31, 2018 Value – What the Research Showed FINAL
  24. 24. Thank you VERY MUCH @Joanne_Kehoe

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