10,000 residents Houses, flats, sheltered schemes, shared ownership and leaseholders Commercial properties, including Ringland and Bettws shopping centres
Learning Pool subscribers for two years making use of the DLE
Currently making use of our DLE for a variety of learning Modules have been developed to enable an extended range of opportunities and as a method immediate delivery Classroom Connect has added another facet to the system enabling self managed learning to extend to other areas.
Version 2.5 was announced at Learning Live 2013 Decided to upgrade: in order to take advantage of the ability to use of alternative platforms – BYOD, tablets and other portable systems To access the Adapt series of modules and to make use of the Adapt tool to allow maximum use of the alternative platforms
As a bonus the new upgrade allowed us access to issue to Open Badges
Not all digital badges are Open Badges. Some apps and websites issue badges but they are locked into their infrastructure. For example Scouts and social apps (Untappd, Four Square, etc).
Mention Chicago City of Learning project, MOOCs
Usage on social media is increasing, LinkedIn will allow badges on profiles
Badges are stored in Backpacks, a cloud device which is can be linked to issuing servers.
This is my backpack and exists of simple getting started badges, a LMS admin badge and a badge from a MOOC.
These are a snapshot of some of the users in the UK. There are many other schools, colleges and organisations who are using badges for a variety of opportunities.
Most of these exist outside of the QCF (which may be considered and advantage or a disadvantage).
How will we use these in Newport City Homes?
Newport City Homes (NCH) is passionate about supporting sustainable communities, they have shown this commitment through their successful apprenticeship programme and the recent addition of the Academy. In 2012 NCH launched, The Academy. Its aims are to enhance the skills and employability of people and Newport City Homes residents in the local community. Reacting to the high unemployment rate and a lack of job in Newport, the Academy is an opportunity for those who are long term unemployed, lack work experience and/ or have barriers stopping them entering work.
Since the Academy started, we have given 25 people the opportunity to become trainees and benefit from a placement at NCH. We have seen numerous success stories with the trainees developing their employability, gaining experience, confidence and motivation, and learning other skills in the workplace. NCH has also benefited from the trainees’ skills and qualities as they have worked alongside and supported our work. We are currently on our third cohort and we have seen people move onto full time roles within Newport City Homes and other organisations. Some trainees have also returned to us on a temporary basis to fill interim posts.
As part of this programme we offer the cohort Essentials skills, BTEC Work skills and a range of compulsory H&S training. This is part of a staged programme of training throughout their six months. However not all of their learning is certified however and so we have developed a range of badges which will recognise these extra achievements.
The plan is to trial these on the current group with a view to potentially rolling these out to future cohorts and possibly to the wider workforce.
These badges will be issued as the trainees pass through their programme with an additional badge awarded for learning completed outside of the planned programme.
Learning Pool DLE and Totara LMS have the ability of creating and issuing Open badges that can complete the desired criteria and manually or automatically issue the badge
Bob price on Open Badges
what, why, when and how?
HR & OD Systems Officer
“ an online representation of
a skill you’ve earned”
Open Badges take the idea further:
“skills are verified through
a credible organisation”.
• Led by Mozilla Organisation
• Open, online standard for verifying skills, learning,
interests and achievements
• Images with Metadata hard-coded into them
• Recognise formal or informal learning
• Collect badges from multiple sources
into a single backpack
• Share through social networks
CVs are a
a bunch of
Share to social networks and other