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3 steps to creating a new
(decentralized) learning
currency
Creating a new learning
currency using Mozilla Open
Badges
Tim Riches
23 Jan #BETT2014
CPD Exchange, sponsored by @Stoneco...
“…qualifications are
worthless as a criteria for
hiring”
Google 2013
“…over 50% of employers
not satisfied with
employability skills of
school leavers”
CBI 2007
CBI 2007
How do we create a new
learning currency?
Three things we need to create a new
(decentralized) learning currency
1.  Tools
–  Free tools to design, create and issue...
1. What are
open badges?
Aren’t badges just for
kids?
Mozilla Open Badges:
a web standard which
captures &
communicates learning
How do they work?
CC BY-SA Kyle Bowen
www.backpack.openbadges.org	
  
What makes Open Badges
different?
1.  Open & free skills standard
2.  Anyone can create open badges
3.  Data is owned by y...
Badge Stats
235,000 badges issued
1900 issuers
50k+ Backpacks
1400% Growth since Nov 12-13
Who is involved in the
ecosystem?
Part 2 – the ecosystem
120+ partners
How do I make and
issue badges?
Growing range of tools including
Makewaves, Moodle, Blackboard,
Achievery, Badgekit,
Makeb...
Designing Open
Badges
Download	
  canvases	
  at	
  www.digitalme.co.uk/badgetheuk	
  
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33,000	
  badges	
  awarded	
  	
  
since	
  Jan	
  2013	
  
23,000	
  students	
  have	
  earned	
  a	
  
badge	
  from	
...
Design	
  your	
  Badge	
  

Makebadges.org	
  
33,000	
  badges	
  awarded	
  	
  
since	
  Jan	
  2013	
  
23,000	
  students	
  have	
  earned	
  a	
  
badge	
  from	
...
Publish	
  your	
  Badge	
  Mission	
  
Browse	
  the	
  Badge	
  Library	
  
Students	
  Take	
  Badge	
  Missions	
  
Teacher	
  Badge	
  Dashboard	
  
How are they being used?
1.  Learner feedback & motivation

2. 
3. 
4. 
5. 

Recognising skills outside of assessed curric...
How will value develop in
badges?
-  Endorsement
-  Distributed ecosystem
-  Community rated
Three things we need to create a new
(decentralized) learning currency
1.  Tools
–  Free tools to design, create and issue...
How to get
involved –
become a BTUK
partner
www.digitalme.co.uk/badgetheuk
Tim Riches
Tim.riches@digitalme.co.uk
@triches
www.digitalme.co.uk
Bett 2014: 3 Steps to creating a new (decentralized) learning currency
Bett 2014: 3 Steps to creating a new (decentralized) learning currency
Bett 2014: 3 Steps to creating a new (decentralized) learning currency
Bett 2014: 3 Steps to creating a new (decentralized) learning currency
Bett 2014: 3 Steps to creating a new (decentralized) learning currency
Bett 2014: 3 Steps to creating a new (decentralized) learning currency
Bett 2014: 3 Steps to creating a new (decentralized) learning currency
Bett 2014: 3 Steps to creating a new (decentralized) learning currency
Bett 2014: 3 Steps to creating a new (decentralized) learning currency
Bett 2014: 3 Steps to creating a new (decentralized) learning currency
Bett 2014: 3 Steps to creating a new (decentralized) learning currency
Bett 2014: 3 Steps to creating a new (decentralized) learning currency
Bett 2014: 3 Steps to creating a new (decentralized) learning currency
Bett 2014: 3 Steps to creating a new (decentralized) learning currency
Bett 2014: 3 Steps to creating a new (decentralized) learning currency
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How can we create recognise all learners skills and achievements and create a decentralised learning currency?

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Bett 2014: 3 Steps to creating a new (decentralized) learning currency

  1. 1. 3 steps to creating a new (decentralized) learning currency
  2. 2. Creating a new learning currency using Mozilla Open Badges Tim Riches 23 Jan #BETT2014 CPD Exchange, sponsored by @Stonecomputers stand 102 #openbadges @triches
  3. 3. “…qualifications are worthless as a criteria for hiring” Google 2013
  4. 4. “…over 50% of employers not satisfied with employability skills of school leavers” CBI 2007
  5. 5. CBI 2007
  6. 6. How do we create a new learning currency?
  7. 7. Three things we need to create a new (decentralized) learning currency 1.  Tools –  Free tools to design, create and issue Open Badges –  Open source standard 2.  Community / ecosystem –  Vibrant ecosystem that connecting teachers, nonprofits & employers 3.  Maps – skills, competencies & achievements & knowledge navigation
  8. 8. 1. What are open badges?
  9. 9. Aren’t badges just for kids?
  10. 10. Mozilla Open Badges: a web standard which captures & communicates learning
  11. 11. How do they work?
  12. 12. CC BY-SA Kyle Bowen
  13. 13. www.backpack.openbadges.org  
  14. 14. What makes Open Badges different? 1.  Open & free skills standard 2.  Anyone can create open badges 3.  Data is owned by you
  15. 15. Badge Stats 235,000 badges issued 1900 issuers 50k+ Backpacks 1400% Growth since Nov 12-13
  16. 16. Who is involved in the ecosystem?
  17. 17. Part 2 – the ecosystem 120+ partners
  18. 18. How do I make and issue badges? Growing range of tools including Makewaves, Moodle, Blackboard, Achievery, Badgekit, Makebadg.es…
  19. 19. Designing Open Badges Download  canvases  at  www.digitalme.co.uk/badgetheuk  
  20. 20. ts ital sta V ls 0 Schoo 6,00 ts Studen 80,000 eachers 9,000 T Mon thly Activ •  1 M ity illion View •  5 0 s ,000 Vi s i t o •  8 M rs ins P er Vis it
  21. 21. 33,000  badges  awarded     since  Jan  2013   23,000  students  have  earned  a   badge  from  over  1000  schools   Compe22on  Winner   Only  UK  Badge  pla;orm  
  22. 22. Design  your  Badge   Makebadges.org  
  23. 23. 33,000  badges  awarded     since  Jan  2013   23,000  students  have  earned  a   badge  from  over  1000  schools   Compe22on  Winner   Only  UK  Badge  pla;orm  
  24. 24. Publish  your  Badge  Mission  
  25. 25. Browse  the  Badge  Library  
  26. 26. Students  Take  Badge  Missions  
  27. 27. Teacher  Badge  Dashboard  
  28. 28. How are they being used? 1.  Learner feedback & motivation 2.  3.  4.  5.  Recognising skills outside of assessed curriculum Creating a fuller picture achievements Continual professional development Build links with employers
  29. 29. How will value develop in badges? -  Endorsement -  Distributed ecosystem -  Community rated
  30. 30. Three things we need to create a new (decentralized) learning currency 1.  Tools –  Free tools to design, create and issue Open Badges –  Open source standard 2.  Community / ecosystem –  Vibrant ecosystem that connecting teachers, nonprofits & employers 3.  Maps – skills, competencies & achievements & knowledge navigation
  31. 31. How to get involved – become a BTUK partner www.digitalme.co.uk/badgetheuk
  32. 32. Tim Riches Tim.riches@digitalme.co.uk @triches www.digitalme.co.uk

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