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Twitter's top #openBadges articles from the past 7 days - TheHerdLocker.com. Open Badge Designer. Competency Badges: the tail wagging the dog? – Learning Futures. Introduction More than three decades ago, I started a journey exploring how technologies could contribute to making one’s competencies more visible, especially for those who didn’t have the chance to receive a formal qualification.

Competency Badges: the tail wagging the dog? – Learning Futures

Started in the world of formal education this journey led me to pay increasing attention to the informal world in which we spend most of our life (including during our schooling years!). After discovering the competency portfolio I became actively engaged in the work on ePortfolios (that led to many European projects and conferences) and, more recently, Open Badges. While the “normal” trajectory should have led to my becoming an ardent defender of “competency badges”, it did not go that way.

In focusing our attention initially on competency badges we were shifting to another level the problem Open Badges were designed to solve, i.e. making informal learning visible. A bit of context Competency frameworks are no longer what they used to be. Competency Badges: the tail wagging the dog? - Serge Ravet - Medium. Introduction More than three decades ago, I started a journey exploring how technologies could contribute to making one’s competencies more visible, especially for those who didn’t have the chance to receive a formal qualification.

Competency Badges: the tail wagging the dog? - Serge Ravet - Medium

Started in the world of formal education this journey led me to pay increasing attention to the informal world in which we spend most of our life (including during our schooling years!). After discovering the competency portfolio I became actively engaged in the work on ePortfolios (that led to many European projects and conferences) and, more recently, Open Badges. While the “normal” trajectory should have led to my becoming an ardent defender of “competency badges”, it did not go that way. Drivers for Change in Higher Education - Maxwell - 2020 - New Directions for Community Colleges. Using digital badges as goal-setting facilitators: a multiple case study.

New report offers analysis of microcredential completers. A new report from two researchers at Teachers College of Columbia University offers some hints about who exactly is completing microcredential courses and what the benefits of doing so might be.

New report offers analysis of microcredential completers

Microcredentials -- badges or certificates that one can achieve by completing a set of courses from companies like edX and Coursera -- have been gaining ground in recent years. Universities have typically partnered with the companies to build the certificates -- called MicroMasters at edX and Specializations at Coursera -- and will sometimes accept them in place of an admissions requirement like the GRE or as partial credit toward a master’s degree at the institution. Story continued below…

Arbeitspapier: Kompetenzen sichtbar machen mit Open Badges. Students support digital-only credentials from Linnaeus University, Sweden. Eighteen months into the project, and Ulrika Ehrenstråhle, degree manager at the university in Växjö, told The PIE News that students have been the clear winners from the decision.

Students support digital-only credentials from Linnaeus University, Sweden

“The reaction from the student union, when involving them in the process, was ‘why hadn’t we done it sooner’,” related Ehrenstråhle. “We see this as one of many proofs that students are adaptive to digitisation, and demanding that bureaucracy follows technical developments.” Now, since this summer, certificates for police education completed at the university are also being issued electronically. Ehrenstråhle added that after issuing the first certificates only electronically, some questions came up from students about how to verify them as bona fide.

“We see this as one of many proofs that students are adaptive to digitisation” “We decided after some months to expand our information to the students when receiving the certificates, and the questions has since then been rather absent,” she noted. 10 platforms for issuing Open Badges – We Are Open Co-op. Ontario Open Badges Forum. My quest for recognition – MIRVA. Session 15. Why do we believe in Open Recognition and Open Badges? – MIRVA. A spot on answer to this question was given by no one else then Mehdi Gharsallah, Digital Strategy Advisor at the Ministry of Higher Education and Research in France.

Why do we believe in Open Recognition and Open Badges? – MIRVA

In his presentation on day 3 of the ePIC 2018 last week (24-26 October) in Paris he mentioned 3 main reasons: It is OpenIt lays on PlatformsIt is User centric These 3 main reasons represent the essence of ePIC 2018 in just a few lines. The 3 days at the ePIC were a good mix of shared experiences and hands-on workshops at the Center for Research and Interdisciplinarity (CRI) in Paris. Digital Credentials Institute. European Parliament passes a blockchain resolution. Nostalgia, gamification and staff development – moving staff training away from didactic delivery. An overview We identified TELFest – our annual Technology-Enhanced Learning Festival at the University of Sheffield as a good opportunity to experiment with a gamified session.

Nostalgia, gamification and staff development – moving staff training away from didactic delivery

TELFest is a week-long staff development festival, where colleagues from across the institution come together to share best practice, learn about new pedagogical and technological approaches, and showcase their own work. Sessions are varied between short ‘how-to’ bitesize sessions, panel discussions where key institutional themes are explored, case studies of practice and more engaging workshop sessions that require staff participation (Latif 2017). With this variety of available formats, we felt comfortable taking a risk to deliver this session: Craft (2005) writes that ‘Creativity needs time, flow, interaction, suspension of judgement, and risk-taking’. The theme we wanted to tackle was accessibility, specifically when setting learning goals and assessment. Developing the session. Badgeons la Normandie – Vers un territoire apprenant. Badge Designer - Create beautiful open badges. Open Badges Baking Specification.

Bologna Open Recognition Declaration (bord) Toward an Open Architecture for the Recognition of Learning Achievements In 1999, the Bologna Declaration proposed a European Higher Education Area in which students and graduates could move freely between countries, using prior qualifications in one country as acceptable entry requirements for further study in another.

Bologna Open Recognition Declaration (bord)

This launched the Bologna qualification reform process, which has now been adopted by 50 countries. In 2008, a broad coalition of educators, foundations, and Internet pioneers launched the Cape Town Open Education Declaration, urging governments and publishers to make educational materials available freely over the internet. Before and since then, an open educational resources movement has been growing significantly, featuring initiatives such as the annual Open Education Conference in the US, the international OERu, the Paris OER Declaration by UNESCO in 2012 and, of course, Creative Commons, with us since 2003. Ubiquitous Learning and Digital Badges in the Age of Hyper-connectivity. Credly Receives Open Badges Certification. Digital Badges Credly Receives Open Badges Certification Digital credentials provider Credly has become the first platform to receive official certification from the IMS Global Learning Consortium for compliance with the Open Badges Standard.

Credly Receives Open Badges Certification

Originally developed by the Mozilla Foundation, the Open Badges specification is designed to "ensure a plug-and-play ecosystem for digital credentials earned across different environments," according to a press release. Management of the standard was taken over by IMS Global this past January. The current version of the standard, Open Badges Standard 1.1, focuses on interoperability and portability.

Using Open Badges to support student engagement and evidence based practice. Bryant, P., Coombs, A. and Pazio, M. (2014) ‘Are we having fun yet?

Using Open Badges to support student engagement and evidence based practice

Institutional resistance and the introduction of play and experimentation into learning innovation through social media.’ Conference paper. Journal of Interactive Media in Education, 2014(2). Backpack — I Choose You! – Matt Rogers – Medium. It seems like over the past few weeks we’ve been having lots of conversations about the role of the Backpack in the Open Badges community.

Backpack — I Choose You! – Matt Rogers – Medium

Be it through the IMS working group calls or when speaking directly with clients and other platforms. Various members of the Digitalme team have blogged and shared their thoughts around the potential and future direction of the Backpack and so it felt right to add my thoughts into the mix. Some caveats before we get to it, this isn’t going to be anything technical, mainly because I’d be way out of my depth, but more an emotive and reflective piece on my (and our journey as Digitalme) experiences since leading out on the recent developments. N.B. There are likely to be Pokémon references throughout this blog — for that I do not apologise. Why We Use Digital Badges at Del Lago Academy. By Alec Barron Del Lago Academy in Escondido, California, is a public high school of about 800 students focused on Applied Sciences. Educators here really want students not only to have desirable skills and knowledge for potential employers but to do meaningful work in school that feels relevant and connects to their lives now.

In order to ensure we’re meeting these objectives, we realized we needed a way to assess what students were doing throughout the scientific process and not just by observing the final projects they turn in. Thus our digital badging system, Competency X, was born. Digital badges fill in the gaps for how we describe what scholars know and can do in the real world. Science is not just a body of knowledge about physical and biological phenomena but a process for humans to answer questions through scientific inquiry.

Paper vs. Open Badges for Higher Education. European Badge Alliance. Learning happens everywhere and on the move: Let’s recognise it! Today’s learning opportunities for young people are limitless. Individuals acquire new competences not only in the traditional setting of a classroom or at work, but increasingly outside of these environments. Important learning takes place through participation in civil society, volunteering or traveling. These experiences generate skills, knowledge and wider competences that o en remain invisible. Learning mobility is one of the key ways in which people can enhance their development as active citizens and strengthen their future employability by developing personal and professional competences, as well as communication, interpersonal, and intercultural skills.

The existing recognition tools are not fully answering to the need for self reflection on and awareness, nor do they provide recognition and validation and of the key competences acquired by young people in these contexts. Article Badges Aren’t Just for Brownies. Badge Systems - Open Badges In Higher Education. Who's Issuing Open Badges? Who Can Issue Open Badges? Any individual or organization may issue Open Badges through a compatible service or application. See a list of compatible platforms here. Common types of issuers include: After-school programs Communities of practice Educational institutions Employers Event organizers Government agencies International credential assessment agencies Informal learning organizations Online courses and open courseware initiatives Professional associations Teachers, tutors, coaches.

A Review of Open Badge Platforms – iChamps. As iChamps we have become familiar with a host of open badge platforms including those that I will review today – these include Open Badge Academy, Open Badge Platform and Badge List. I have reviewed the open badge platforms based on five areas: Badge DesignCreation of BadgesInterface and NavigationInstruction and Submitting Evidence.Sharing Work Badge Design The iChamp framework involves obtaining three badges that contribute to a final iChamp badge. The badge designs exhibited on Badge List are best suited for this framework as you can clearly see that the three minor badges contribute to the final badge. Creation of the Badges In terms of actually creating the badges all platforms provide a very basic system for badge design that allows use of background shapes, banners and text. 2016 AAEEBL Midwest Meeting Keynote: Open Badges + ePortfolios: Searching for and Supporting Synergy. By Dan Hickey This is a brief report and link to a slideshare from the keynote address at the 2016 Midwest Meeting of the Association for Authentic, Experiential, and Evidence Based Learning.

It summarizes potential synergy between these two important educational technologies, as well as progress towards this synergy by the seven leading eportfolio platforms and between AAEEBL, the Open Badges in Higher Education Project, and the Badge Alliance. Digication Brings Verified Digital Badges and Credentials into Learner ePortfolios through Powerful Integration with Credly. Inclusion of Certified Evidence of Skills and Achievements Enhances Learners’ Ability to Showcase Capabilities and Connect with New Opportunities PROVIDENCE, RI (May 13, 2015) — Digication,™, a leading provider of ePortfolios, today announced the availability of a powerful integration with Credly, the popular platform for recognizing achievement with digital badges and credentials.

Badge List Blog — Announcing Badge Portfolios: Resumes for the... Bitcoin and Blockchains explained. 39Share1 27 A slightly off-camber post here, but someone I trust mentioned that we ought to understand the bitcoin and blockchain development as it could be about to hit the mainstream. Training and Skills Blog. By David Leaser The latest Certification Magazine Salary Survey has been published, and if you look at the list, you’ll see a dramatically different list than you would have seen even two years ago.

What we learned from designing an academic certificates system on the blockchain — MIT MEDIA LAB. What we learned from designing an academic certificates system on the blockchain. Flow Chart - Open Badges In Higher Education. Les badges numériques et la révolution de l'apprentissage - OCE - L'Observatoire compétences-emplois. Version PDF de cet article Avec l’arrivée de l’ère numérique et d’internet, la possibilité d’apprendre et de développer des compétences est quasi sans limites. Nous apprenons partout et en tout temps, hors ligne, en ligne, avec les nouvelles technologies et les nouveaux médias.

Dans ce contexte, les apprentissages informels et non formels deviennent tout aussi importants que les apprentissages formels du siècle dernier. Geoffroi Garon. Entrepreneur @pygnum Valoriser le capital humain – Badges numériques #Openbadges. Depuis un an, je m’intéresse au phénomène des badges numériques. Understanding Digital Badges and Open Badges. I was cleaning out my closet last weekend when I found my school port from Year 2. It was a hard blue port, the type that kids in the early 80’s all had, with clips at the front and the tendency to rattle loudly when it was filled with just a lunchbox. Covering the port were stickers. ePortfolios & Open Badges Maturity Matrix. July 2nd saw the first public presentation of the ePortfolios & Open Badges Maturity Matrix, one of the outcomes of the Europortfolio initiative (www.europortfolio.org).

This post reports some of the ideas that were presented during this webinar. For an Open Badge Framework (Green Paper) For an Open Badge Framework (Green Paper) Pairing E-Portfolios With Badges To Document Informal Learning. Open Badges - now with Endorsements - Think Out Loud Club. Badges. Open Badge Factory. Introducing the Open Badges 101 course! [pre-alpha] Cultural Localisation of Open Badges. Extending Badges. Are-Digital-Badges-a-New-Measurement-of-Mastery?mktcops=c.sol~c.lt~c.learning-and-development&mktcois=c.assessment-credentialing~c.tools-platforms~c.

An exciting week for Open Badges. Open Badges: Exploring the value, potential and practicalities of a new way of recognising skills in Higher Education. Survey Shows Growth Of Open Badges. Looking to 2015: Digital Badging for the 21st Century - Looking to 2015: Digital Badging for the 21st Century. Pearson Labs. Recognizing, Supporting, and Attracting Adult Learners with Digital Badges. Open Badges for Engagement, Participation and Progression in the Arts (#artsdigital) What is Open Badge Factory? Creating learning pathways with Open Badges. Taxonomy of Digital Badges / Open Badges - Google Sheets. 4 Benefits To Using Badges In Online Learning. MOOC Badging and the Learning Arc.

OLDS-MOOC badging strategy. Digitalbadgesanannotatedresearchbibliography_hastac.pdf. All About That Badge. 15/10/2014 - Badges numériques ouverts en éducation - En ligne. OpenBadges.me. Fonts & graphics. 5 Great Resources for Creating Digital Badges - LearningMesh. .........Experimental Blog: #Openbadges Simplest Possible Message about Open Badges. Open Badges in Bb Open Education #GCUGamesOn. Home - Savvyfolio.net. Open Badges for Training & PD - Savvyfolio.net. Badges/Onboarding-Earner. Open Badges Blog — How To Display Your Open Badges on Your LinkedIn Profile. Open Badges. Evidencing Employability Skills with Open Badges.

Conference 2014 Videos. Badges - La modification. Badges - La modification. Badges - La modification. Announcing Mozilla BadgeKit. Interesting Articles. Digital Badges: a New Currency for Professional Credentials. Blackboard Learn. Digital Badges: An Annotated Research Bibliography v1.