Education and the workforce are changing. In most industries the internet has transformed the way we work but in the field of assessment and accreditation there has been little innovation. Mozilla Open Badges (developed by the people behind the Firefox browser) is a
new open source, world-wide standard which aims to change this. It allows all skills to be recognised digitally and shared online, efficiently connecting those with the right skills to opportunities for employment.
In this session you will:
Find out what Open Badges are
Design a badge yourself
Earn a badge for the knowledge you have gained in the session
Tim Riches is CEO of DigitalMe, a nonprofit creating a new skills currency using digital badges. DigitalMe’s ‘Badge The UK’ project is helping teachers, business’ and community organisations create digital badges which recognise all of young peopleís learning – in and
out of school. As well as working at DigitalMe, Tim supports the Mozilla Open Badges team to develop new international partnerships and projects. Before working at DigitalMe Tim co-founded the multi-award winning open learning platform Makewaves.