Introduction to self-claimed badges (selfie badges)
In this webinar, Eric Rousselle gives an introduction to a new exciting feature in Open Badge Passport - self-claimed badges. Self-claimed badges give users the possibility to get recognised for individual skills and achievements that employers haven’t anticipated, or that are not described by existing badges.
Do we need selfie badges?
● Organisations have created badges to recognise the
skills and achievement that they value, but only a
small part of individual informal learning experience
can be recognised by matching badges created by
● Anyone can create a portfolio or a Linkedin profile to
showcase his skills and achievements. Why should it
be different with badges?
Understanding the value of a selfie badge
• We are used to thinking that recognition and validation are rights
reserved to the badge creator/issuer (authority, expert, validator etc .)
• A selfie badge is not a “self-recognition” (recognising involves always
at least two parties) but the issuer claims and showcases the things
he wants to be recognised for.
• The value of the badge is mainly generated by its endorsers
• In many cases creating meaningful endorsements requires that the
badge contains some evidence.
• A selfie badge without evidence and endorsements is a simple claim.
But in Open Badge Passport a simple claim badge can be enriched
by his holder and become a valuable micro-portfolio
How selfie badges could be used?
• To support reflexive learning and place the learner at the center of
his learning experience (engagement, motivation)
• To recognise and validate achievements and processes
(endorsement by peers, teachers, supervisor, tutors, or coaches)
• To develop rich and validated micro-portfolios (based on open
• To support collaborative learning: co-creation of group-claimed
• To create badges matching with job opportunities
A threat or a new “game changer” in
the landscape of Open Badging?
Selfie badge 1 Selfie badge 2
Completing a profile