Creating a new learning
currency using Mozilla Open
Badges
Tim Riches
23 Jan #BETT2014
CPD Exchange, @Stonecomputers stand...
“…qualifications are
worthless as a criteria for
hiring”
Google 2013
Session Goals
1.  Tools
–  Mozilla Open Badges Qs answered
–  Free tools to design, create and issue Open Badges
–  Earn a...
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...
Who is issuing
badges?
Some of the organisations
involved in the ecosystem
Badge Stats
235,000 badges issued
1900 issuers
50k+ Backpacks
1400% Growth since Nov 11-12
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
-  Community rated
Session Goals
1.  Tools
–  Mozilla Open Badges Qs answered
–  Free tools to design, create and issue Open Badges
–  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 creating a new currency for learners using open badges
Bett creating a new currency for learners using open badges
Bett creating a new currency for learners using open badges
Bett creating a new currency for learners using open badges
Bett creating a new currency for learners using open badges
Bett creating a new currency for learners using open badges
Bett creating a new currency for learners using open badges
Bett creating a new currency for learners using open badges
Bett creating a new currency for learners using open badges
Bett creating a new currency for learners using open badges
Bett creating a new currency for learners using open badges
Bett creating a new currency for learners using open badges
Bett creating a new currency for learners using open badges
Bett creating a new currency for learners using open badges
Bett creating a new currency for learners using open badges
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  1. 1. Creating a new learning currency using Mozilla Open Badges Tim Riches 23 Jan #BETT2014 CPD Exchange, @Stonecomputers stand 102 #openbadges @triches
  2. 2. “…qualifications are worthless as a criteria for hiring” Google 2013
  3. 3. Session Goals 1.  Tools –  Mozilla Open Badges Qs answered –  Free tools to design, create and issue Open Badges –  Earn and Open Badge for this session! •  Community / ecosystem –  How you as teachers; nonprofits & employers can get involved in Open Badges ecosystem –  Confident in your next step on open badge journey •  Maps – skills, competencies & achievements,
  4. 4. 1. What are open badges?
  5. 5. Aren’t badges just for kids?
  6. 6. Mozilla Open Badges: a web standard which captures & communicates learning
  7. 7. How do they work?
  8. 8. CC BY-SA Kyle Bowen
  9. 9. www.backpack.openbadges.org  
  10. 10. What makes Open Badges different? 1.  Open & free skills standard 2.  Anyone can create open badges 3.  Data is owned by you
  11. 11. Who is issuing badges?
  12. 12. Some of the organisations involved in the ecosystem
  13. 13. Badge Stats 235,000 badges issued 1900 issuers 50k+ Backpacks 1400% Growth since Nov 11-12
  14. 14. 120 partners
  15. 15. How do I make and issue badges? Growing range of tools including Makewaves, Moodle, Blackboard, Achievery, Badgekit, Makebadg.es…
  16. 16. Designing Open Badges Download  canvases  at  www.digitalme.co.uk/badgetheuk  
  17. 17. 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
  18. 18. 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  
  19. 19. Design  your  Badge   Makebadges.org  
  20. 20. 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  
  21. 21. Publish  your  Badge  Mission  
  22. 22. Browse  the  Badge  Library  
  23. 23. Students  Take  Badge  Missions  
  24. 24. Teacher  Badge  Dashboard  
  25. 25. 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
  26. 26. How will value develop in badges? -  Endorsement -  Distributed -  Community rated
  27. 27. Session Goals 1.  Tools –  Mozilla Open Badges Qs answered –  Free tools to design, create and issue Open Badges –  Issue you with an Open Badge •  Community or ecosystem –  How you as teachers; nonprofits & employers can get involved in Open Badges ecosystem –  Confident in your next step on open badge journey •  Maps – skills, competencies & achievements,
  28. 28. How to get involved – become a BTUK partner www.digitalme.co.uk/badgetheuk
  29. 29. Tim Riches Tim.riches@digitalme.co.uk @triches www.digitalme.co.uk

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