Re-imagining credentials with Mozilla Open Badges - an Open Badges design workshop

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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.

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Re-imagining credentials with Mozilla Open Badges - an Open Badges design workshop

  1. 1. Re-imagining credentials with Mozilla Open Badges Developing Mobile Learning Solutions for Social Services in Scotland conference: Scottish Social Services Council Tim Riches 9 Jan 2013 Dundee #openbadges
  2. 2. About digitalme Tim Riches CEO DigitalMe @triches / tim.riches@digitalme.co.uk Partnerships, Open Badges, Mozilla Foundation
  3. 3. Today’s Goals: 1.  Open Badges Qs answered 2.  Move your badge idea one step forward 3.  Issue you with Badge Canvas 101 Open Badge 4.  Clear next action 5.  Badge partner pledge
  4. 4. 1. What are open badges?
  5. 5. Mozilla Open Badges: a web standard which captures & communicates learning
  6. 6. How do they work?
  7. 7. CC BY-SA Kyle Bowen
  8. 8. Mozilla’s  Open  Badge  Infrastructure  
  9. 9. www.backpack.openbadges.org  
  10. 10. What makes Open Badges different? 1.  Open & free skills communication standard 2.  Anyone can create open badges 3.  Data is owned by users
  11. 11. Who is using Open Badges?
  12. 12. Some of the organisations involved in the ecosystem
  13. 13. 235,000 badges issued
  14. 14. 1900 issuers
  15. 15. 52,395 Backpacks
  16. 16. 1400% Growth since Nov 2012
  17. 17. 240 orgs Clinton Global Initiative
  18. 18. 120 partners
  19. 19. Mozfest 2013
  20. 20. Badge The World 1M Badges Pledged
  21. 21. What tools are available? Moodle, Blackboard, Makebadg.es, Openbadges.me, Badgemaker, Mahara, Achievery, Badgekit, Makewaves…
  22. 22. What problems could badges solve? • Recognise learning traditional qualifications fail to do •  Student & teachers create a fuller picture of learning •  Learner led pathways & feedback •  Monitoring learning ecosystems •  Become discoverable by your talents & achievements •  Career development
  23. 23. Recap - today’s Goals: 1.  Open Badges Qs answered 2.  Move your badge idea one step forward 3.  Issue you with Badge Canvas 101 Open Badge 4.  Clear next action 5.  Badge partner pledge
  24. 24. Case Study 1: S2R Medals Case study pages online
  25. 25. Learner  User  Journey  (270) Student  recruited  by   school  for  program   Student  works  through   20  hour    program  at   centre   Student  receives  badges     online   Student  s  share   achievements    at   celebraAon  event   Student  becomes  mentor   or  conAnues  with   program  back  at  school  
  26. 26. S2R  Medals   3  sets  Journalist,  Coach  &   Producer   3  levels  in  each  set:  Bronze,   Silver  &  Gold   Each  badge  has  specific   skills,  criteria  and  evidence   aHached  to  it   QualitaAve  assessment  of   skills  by  peers/leaders  who   issue  the  badges  
  27. 27. Aren’t badges just for kids?
  28. 28. Case Study 2: Badge The UK
  29. 29. “…qualifications are worthless as a criteria for hiring”! Google 2013!
  30. 30. Capturing all learning – creating new skills currency !
  31. 31. Badge ‘App Store’!
  32. 32. Badge Displayers!
  33. 33. Badge Audience!
  34. 34. Today’s Goals: 1.  Open Badges Qs answered 2.  Move your badge idea one step forward 3.  Issue you with Badge Canvas 101 Open Badge 4.  Clear next action 5.  Badge partner pledge
  35. 35. Designing Open Badges Download  canvases  at  www.digitalme.co.uk/badgetheuk  
  36. 36. The Open Badge Design Canvas Download canvases at www.digitalme.co.uk/badgetheuk
  37. 37. 1.  Audience   Stand  out  digital  CV     Access  to  soUware  &   hardware   Days  out  of  school   presenAng   Recognise  genuine   learning   Industry  recogniAon   IdenAfy  talent   Staff  engagement   Technology  sector   companies   UniversiAes  /  college   Primary  &  secondary   age  (Open  Badges  for   13+)   Teachers   ExisAng  db   Conferences   Endorser  channels     Teachers   Teacher  &  peer     Monitored  by   DigitalMe   Other  pupils   Technology  companies     Colleges  /  UniversiAes  
  38. 38. 2.  Components   Digital  Leader  Explorer  Badge   •   Share  presentaAon   online   •   Teacher  /  snr  peer   confirms   presentaAon  by   awarding  the  badge   •   Learn  to  use  soUware    /   hardware   •   Knowledge  of  main  funcAons   •   Ideas  of  how  it  could  be   applied  to  solve  a  problem   •   Working  independently     •   Resilience   •   Self  Confidence   •   Create  and  deliver  a   presentaAon  on  technology   discovered   •   Field  quesAons  from  group  
  39. 39. 3.  Badge  pathways   Explorer:  Independently  explore  &  share   Reactor:  Responds  to  a  brief,  applies  tech  to  solve  a  problem   Project:  Works  as  part  of  a  team  on  extended  project   Sub  badges  e.g.  presenter,  coder,  help  desk,  ambassador     (three  earned  for  each  badge)    
  40. 40. 4.  Resources   -­‐   Staff  Ame:  develop  endorser  relaAonships,  presentaAons,   training,  create  support  materials,  fund  raising   -­‐   Badge  issuing  plaaorm  /  plugin  (e.g.  Makewaves,  Badge  us,   Blackboard,  wordress  plugin  etc…   -­‐   Displayer:  Wordpress,  Moodle,  Linkedin,  Thimble  CV?       -­‐   Expenses  
  41. 41. Free badge designer www.makebadg.es  
  42. 42. 5.  Design  
  43. 43. Tell us about your project here
  44. 44. Tim Riches Tim.riches@digitalme.co.uk @triches www.digitalme.co.uk/badgetheuk

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