Open Badges Adoption Announcements at the 2014 Open Badges Summit to Reconnect Learning

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Major badge adoption announcements at the 2014 Open Badges Summit to Reconnect Learning on February 13, 2014 at NestGSV in Silicon Valley. Several learning companies, including the Afterschool Alliance, Workforce.io, Pearson, Educational Testing Service, edX, the Professional Examination Service, and the Council for Aid to Educators announce the adoption of Mozilla Open Badges into existing platforms for certifying and acknowledging learning achievement.

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Open Badges Adoption Announcements at the 2014 Open Badges Summit to Reconnect Learning

  1. 1. ERIN KNIGHT SENIOR DIRECTOR OF LEARNING MOZILLA @eknight  mozillafoundation.org @Badges4Learning #SRL14 lanyrd.com/2014/SRL
  2. 2. JEN RINEHART VICE PRESIDENT, RESEARCH & POLICY AFTERSCHOOL ALLIANCE @jmrinehart  afterschoolalliance.org @Badges4Learning #SRL14 lanyrd.com/2014/SRL
  3. 3. PLEDGE: Increase access to Open Badges in afterschool and summer programs. @afterschool4all Afterschool Alliance pledges to work with Mozilla Foundation and five Statewide Afterschool Networks to offer badges to youth and adult workforce in afterschool and summer programs by the end of 2014. A PARTNERSHIP BETWEEN AFTERSCHOOL ALLIANCE + MOZILLA FOUNDATION + STATEWIDE AFTERSCHOOL NETWORKS @Badges4Learning #SRL14 lanyrd.com/2014/SRL
  4. 4. JOHN DILLOW CO-FOUNDER WORKFORCE.IO @jdwio  workforce.io @Badges4Learning #SRL14 lanyrd.com/2014/SRL
  5. 5. PLEDGE: Create a common language between employers, job seekers and trainers @workforceio workforce.io pledges to create an online platform that utilizes job skill badges & video content as a new common language for the entry level & middle skill jobs to connect the employer, job seeker and trainer with this new language and re-align today’s workforce. A PARTNERSHIP BETWEEN WORKFORCE.IO + WK KELLOG FOUNDATION + LIVING CLASSROOMS FOUNDATION @Badges4Learning #SRL14 lanyrd.com/2014/SRL
  6. 6. MARK JOHNSON VP, CAREER & CREDENTIALING PLATFORMS PEARSON @pearsonplc  pearson.com @Badges4Learning #SRL14 lanyrd.com/2014/SRL
  7. 7. PLEDGE: Support the World’s Leading Certification and Academic Organizations with Open Badges @pearsonplc Pearson has launched Acclaim, an enterprise-class Open Badge platform built to support the world’s most prestigious credentialing organizations and postsecondary academic institutions. @Badges4Learning #SRL14 lanyrd.com/2014/SRL
  8. 8. ERIN KNIGHT SENIOR DIRECTOR OF LEARNING MOZILLA @eknight  mozillafoundation.org @Badges4Learning #SRL14 lanyrd.com/2014/SRL
  9. 9. PLEDGE: Add Open Badges as a tool for measuring student learning outcomes @ETSresearch ETS has introduced Certificates of Achievement and Mozilla Open Badges to give students more ways to provide evidence of their skills to academia and beyond. @Badges4Learning #SRL14 lanyrd.com/2014/SRL
  10. 10. PLEDGE: Integrate Open edX with Open Badges to serve a global community of students and institutions @edXOnline edX pledges to work with its open-source community and Mozilla to implement a badges system for the approximately 2 million edX students to showcase their completion of edX classes. @Badges4Learning #SRL14 lanyrd.com/2014/SRL
  11. 11. PLEDGE: Issue Badges for Collegiate Learning Assessment using ProExam Vault @ProExam Professional Examination Service will partner with the Council for Aid to Education to issue Open Badges for the Collegiate Learning Assessment (CLA+) and College and Work Readiness Assessment (CWRA+). A PARTNERSHIP BETWEEN PROFESSIONAL EXAMINATION SERVICE + COUNCIL FOR AID TO EDUCATION @Badges4Learning #SRL14 lanyrd.com/2014/SRL
  12. 12. @Badges4Learning #ReconnectLearning

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