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mLibrarian Badges - OE4BW presentation

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mLibrarian badges are the third part of a three pronged initiative developed by Derek Moore and the Goethe-Institut for public librarians. The intention of the whole project is to improve public librarians capacity to access and read "open" reading materials, available in digital formats. The set of mlibrarian badges (osing the Open Badge format) were focused around implementation of a mliteracy campaign in a community library. These badges offer micro application opportunities for librarians and act as a digital form of acknowledgement to those who can put into practice what they learned.

Thanks to Lance Eton (USA) and Sandhya Gunness (Mauritius) (selected by OE4BW) for mentoring me.

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mLibrarian Badges - OE4BW presentation

  1. 1. mLibrarian badges By Derek Moore Mentored by Sandhya Gunness & Lance Eton
  2. 2. Outline 1. Introduction to the mLiteracy Project 2. Target Audience 3. Mliteracy Project Components a. Toolkit b. Workshops c. Badges 4. Developing Open Badges & OE4BW 5. Badging Process 6. Challenges & Lessons Learned 7. Conclusion
  3. 3. Introduction.
  4. 4. Free Wi-Fi Mobile Devices New OpportunitiesIntroduction.
  5. 5. For mLiteracy On mobile devices Introduction.
  6. 6. Allows you to put a diverse & multi-lingual library in your pocket for free Social Publishing Introduction. www.linktr.ee/mliteracy
  7. 7. More equitable Innovation Quality Education Introduction. UNESCO SDG
  8. 8. Children & Public Libraries Audience. Using Mobile Devices
  9. 9. Approx 200 public librarians Audience.
  10. 10. Across Jo’burg Audience.
  11. 11. Toolkit 1) Mliteracy Toolkit
  12. 12. 2) Mliteracy Workshops Workshops
  13. 13. 3) Open Badges Badges
  14. 14. Open Badges Mentors Lance Eton Sandhya Gunness OE4BW
  15. 15. OE4BW
  16. 16. OE4BW
  17. 17. Recognize Implementors Badge Process
  18. 18. B C A D Earn Display Badge Process Issue Endorse
  19. 19. A) Issue a badge Badge Process
  20. 20. Tie a knot Scouts + = B) Evidence is collected Badge Process
  21. 21. C) Endorse badge Badge Process
  22. 22. D) Display Badges Badge Process
  23. 23. Similar Patterns Badge Process The three open badges are related to the toolkit and workshops
  24. 24. Open Badge Process 1. Issuer - mLiteracy 2. Librarians earn a badge after attending a. Workshops and in b. Recognition for further efforts 3. A professional association (LIASA) endorses the badge 4. Librarian displays the badge electronically Mlibrarian Badges
  25. 25. 2 3 1 4 Mlibrarian Badges
  26. 26. ...to complete a mission or reflection task. Mlibrarian Badges The issuer asks you..
  27. 27. A collection missions and reflections… Leads to a badge Mlibrarian Badges
  28. 28. The tasks build on top of each other Mlibrarian Badges
  29. 29. Mlibrarian Badges Mission or reflection tasks
  30. 30. Mlibrarian Badges
  31. 31. Open Badge Infrastructure Mlibrarian Badges
  32. 32. Challenges Learnings
  33. 33. Wi-fi doesn’t always work Challenge
  34. 34. Challenge “Please train me” mentality
  35. 35. Not only about… Lessons Learned WiFi, mobile devices or mliteracy projects
  36. 36. …understanding comes from connections Lessons Learned …but about people whose
  37. 37. Lessons Learned Conversational interface
  38. 38. Lessons Learned
  39. 39. *Open Backpack Infrastructures OBI not very mobile friendly Challenge
  40. 40. Conclusion
  41. 41. Badges work if you are able to • Establish the perception of value for the librarians • Offer opportunities for conversations so librarians can learn from peers • Allow sufficient choice to allow for self directed learning • Rely on ingenuity instead of technology • Acknowledge hands-on practice and action learning Conclusion
  42. 42. Conclusion
  43. 43. Thanks

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