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Article Badges Aren’t Just for Brownies. Badge Systems - Open Badges In Higher Education. Who's Issuing Open Badges? 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.

A Review of Open Badge Platforms – iChamps

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. 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.

2016 AAEEBL Midwest Meeting Keynote: Open Badges + ePortfolios: Searching for and Supporting Synergy

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. Once I get this post up I will get to the several dozen emails awaiting me in my inbox with headers suggesting that we have indeed made some progress towards increased synergy.The potential for synergy between open digital badges and eportfolios has been since badges became a reality. Badges emerged in 2011 thanks to the efforts of the MacArthur Foundation and MacArthur Education Director Connie Yowell, the Mozilla Foundation, and Peer to Peer University. 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.

Digication Brings Verified Digital Badges and Credentials into Learner ePortfolios through Powerful Integration with Credly

The seamless connection allows a learner to showcase digital badges representing verified achievements in their ePortfolio, which can be shared with instructors, admissions offices and prospective employers. Learners at over 5,000 institutions at all levels in K-12 and higher education use Digication ePortfolios to demonstrate career readiness, document and showcase academic and co-curricular success, and expand their learning strategies by collecting authentic evidence of their skills, progress and achievement.

Badge List Blog — Announcing Badge Portfolios: Resumes for the... By Ben Roome and Hank Holiday, Co-Founders of Badge List Japanese students attempt to connect with employers at a university job fair.

Badge List Blog — Announcing Badge Portfolios: Resumes for the...

(Image Source: Dick Thomas Johnson on Flickr.) What is the value of a college education? There’s the intrinsic value of learning, of course, all of those tangible and intangible benefits that come along with the pursuit of knowledge. 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.

Bitcoin and Blockchains explained

Here’s some explanation and videos to help. The main point I hadn’t fully appreciated or understood is that bitcoin and the underlying blockchain is not just financial, although it is all about transactions – the transaction can be financial, but also information, knowledge, subscriptions, etc.? I think? It’s about the trust the chain has based on the underlying technology.

Bitcoin: “The system is peer-to-peer and transactions take place between users directly, without an intermediary. :4. Watch this, see if it makes sense? 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.

Training and Skills Blog

What has changed? Look at the titles. A few years ago, the list was more focused on product certifications. Indeed, IBM and other IT manufacturers have always created product-centric certifications to support the success of their product installations. Cloud is disrupting the credential space Cloud is disrupting the IT technical certification business. 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 By Juliana Nazaré (@ju1es_), Kim Hamilton Duffy (@kimdhamilton), J.

What we learned from designing an academic certificates system on the blockchain — MIT MEDIA LAB

Philipp Schmidt (@schmidtphi) Over the past year, we have been working on a set of tools to issue, display, and verify digital credentials using the Bitcoin blockchain and the Mozilla Open Badges specification. 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.

Les badges numériques et la révolution de l'apprentissage - OCE - L'Observatoire compétences-emplois

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.

Geoffroi Garon. Entrepreneur @pygnum Valoriser le capital humain – Badges numériques #Openbadges

J’ai eu l’opportunité de publier deux articles sur le sujet dans le bulletin de septembre 2015 de l’Observatoire compétences-emplois de l’UQAM. Understanding Digital Badges and Open Badges. I was cleaning out my closet last weekend when I found my school port from Year 2.

Understanding Digital Badges and Open Badges

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. Stickers I had earned from my teacher, and had proudly displayed on my port (yes, I was a nerdy little kid!!). 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 ( This post reports some of the ideas that were presented during this webinar. A growing number of individuals and organisations are exploiting or planning to explore the benefits of ePortfolios and, more recently, Open Badges.

What are the successful indicators of such an implementation? How does one implementation compare to another? What possible steps can be taken in order to improve current practices and technology? While a number of reference documents have been published, in particular the very comprehensive guidelines from JISC and the Australian ePortfolio Initiative, notwithstanding previous attempts at creating an ePortfolio maturity matrix, there is not yet a consensus, within the learning professional community, on what could constitute a maturity model of ePortfolios and Open Badges implementation.

For an Open Badge Framework (Green Paper) Why an Open Badge Framework? The objective of this document is to provide a conceptual framework for understanding what Open Badges are, where do they come from, what they could become in the future and how they relate to other concepts and initiatives. This framework does not pretend and does not intend to be neutral. For an Open Badge Framework (Green Paper) Pairing E-Portfolios With Badges To Document Informal Learning. 2015 Innovators Awards Pairing E-Portfolios With Badges To Document Informal Learning In order to support the recognition of co-curricular and integrative learning, the University of Notre Dame came up with a campuswide strategy to integrate digital badges in students' e-portfolios.

Open Badges - now with Endorsements - Think Out Loud Club. Badges. Elements of a gamified system Issues, problems and weaknesses “Birthdays are a reward for having shown up 365 days in a row. It's like getting a badge for attendance.” - Gina Barreca, author of Babes in Boyland: A Personal History of Co-education in the Ivy League, and Professor of English Literature at the University of Connecticut.

As mentioned previously, badges are one of the most implemented components across gamified systems and services. In this chapter, we’ll examine badges in general, followed by a few of their applications in the education sector. 4.1 What is a badge? Badges are usually (but not always) graphical symbols showing that the badge owner, or wearer, has completed or achieved some significant problem, task or objective, or has used resource e.g. money to purchase the badge or something that comes with the badge.

Consequently, badges are usually more visible, and often more tangible, than a numerical point tally. Open Badge Factory. Introducing the Open Badges 101 course! [pre-alpha] Good things happen when we work open. That’s why, when City & Guilds asked Bryan Mathers and I to put together some resources for staff and customers about Open Badges, we decided to create an open course rather than a series of documents. We’re doing it under the auspices of the Think Out Loud Club with everything CC-licensed.

The code, originally created by P2PU, is available on GitHub. While we could sit down and provide all of the content that we think would be appropriate for this course, we’re inviting the community to get involved with this project. All contributions will be, of course, celebrated and credited. Cultural Localisation of Open Badges. Extending Badges. At the beginning of this month, the Badge Alliance published version 1.1 of the Open Badges specification. This is a technical reference for developers. However, it has exciting, far-reaching pedagogical and social possibilities that are worth highlighting. In this post, I want to explore just a couple of these: mapping and endorsement. Are-Digital-Badges-a-New-Measurement-of-Mastery? Across the globe, higher ed institutions and professional organizations are harnessing the power of digital badges to motivate, demonstrate, and validate learning and development (L&D).

Digital badges are currently in use at postsecondary institutions such as MIT and Yale University and organizations such as NASA, the U.S. Department of Education, and the Smithsonian. Our modern era is characterized by a rapidly changing economy that requires members of the workforce to continuously seek L&D opportunities. An exciting week for Open Badges. Earlier this week, IMS Global announced “an initiative to establish Digital Badges as common currency for K-20 and corporate education.” Open Badges: Exploring the value, potential and practicalities of a new way of recognising skills in Higher Education.

Survey Shows Growth Of Open Badges. If you were an academic institution, you might feel a little bit threatened. Looking to 2015: Digital Badging for the 21st Century - Looking to 2015: Digital Badging for the 21st Century. Who would have guessed that a cute, pixelated graphic—earned after completing a level in a popular video game—ever could evolve into a symbol of someone’s career potential? Yet, the use of badges for communicating skills has transcended games and now has a real impact on education and the workforce. Credit based on achievements is nothing new and while not confined to digital platforms, the use of digital technologies for the promotion of these achievements is now more prominent than ever. The Boy Scouts, for instance, have been sporting their patches on their sashes to recognize achievements and encourage a positive team atmosphere since the early 1900s.

Pearson Labs. Recognizing, Supporting, and Attracting Adult Learners with Digital Badges. 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. There are several benefits to using badges in an online class. Among these are greater autonomy for students, greater levels of feedback, and a variety of assignments. Students also enjoy the ability to try again if they don't succeed at first and the badge graphics they receive once they earn the badge.

MOOC Badging and the Learning Arc. OLDS-MOOC badging strategy. OLDS-MOOC Badging strategy Overview The OLDS-MOOC project team anticipates that the introduction of badging into the OLDS-MOOC will have a three-fold impact. Digitalbadgesanannotatedresearchbibliography_hastac.pdf. All About That Badge. 15/10/2014 - Badges numériques ouverts en éducation - En ligne. 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 - Open Badges for Training & PD - 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.