Creating learning pathways with Open Badges

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  • Creating Learning Pathways with Open BadgesBob Pricehuxleypiguk@gmail.com

    Creating learning pathways with Open Badges

    What are Open Badges?

    The aim of this session is to review how Open Badges can be used to create learning pathways.

    Creating learning pathways with Open Badges

    RecognitionPaper basedEasy to createEasy to displayDifficult to verify

    First of all we will review what open badges actually are.

    People like to be recognised for their achievements and their accomplishments, traditionally these have been in the form of paper certificates and whilst they easy to create and easy to display they are very difficult to verify.

    Most certificates do not outline why they were achieved and watch the achievements were for. *

    Creating learning pathways with Open Badges

    BadgesVisual representationsSkills

    Learning

    Competencies

    Qualities

    Achievements

    Interests

    Badges are a visual representation of achievements, interests or skills which can be viewed instantly.

    Creating learning pathways with Open Badges

    Digital badges:

    An online reputation of a skill you have earned.

    Usually tied to specific applications or websites

    Not portable

    Digital badges take this concept one step further and allow people to view your accomplishments online. Most digital badges however are tied to particular websites or apps. For example TripAdvisor and Foursquare.

    Creating learning pathways with Open Badges

    Open BadgesLed by Mozilla OrganisationOpen, online standard for verifying skills, learning, interests and achievementsImages with Metadata hard-coded into them

    Recognise formal or informal learningCollect badges from multiple sourcesinto a single backpack and share through social networks

    Open badges move one step further and allow digital badges to be transferable. They are an open online standard which recognise formals and informal learning and achievements. They can be collected from multiple sources into cloud based storage.

    Creating learning pathways with Open Badges

    Badge nameDescriptionCriteriaIssuer

    EvidenceDate issuedStandardsTagsAt its heart an Open Badge is a graphic file which has an embedded a chunk of code. This code gives the badges its credentials and includes:

    The heartbeat of a badge

    Open badges move one step further and allow digital badges to be transferable.

    They are an open online standard which recognise formals and informal learning and achievements.

    They can be collected from multiple sources into cloud based storage.

    Creating learning pathways with Open Badges

    How it works.

    TrainingOnline LearningVolunteer ProgramsLearner

    Badges are used by a number of different types of organisations

    Open badges can be collected from a number of sources for example education, the workplace or from hobbies and interests. *

    Creating learning pathways with Open Badges

    How it works.

    Badges are collected into a cloud-based backpack and can be shared to social networks and other websites for display. They can be used as part of job searching, applications for education and for access to professional bodies. *

    Creating learning pathways with Open Badges

    CVs are a bunch of claims Open Badges are a bunch of evidence

    Creating learning pathways with Open Badges

    As part of the program Mozilla have created a backpack. This is a cloud based storage system which allows people to display and manage their badges. Collections can be created of badges which can then be made public and shared on social media and other websites.

    Creating learning pathways with Open Badges

    Who is using them?

    Open badges are being issued by a large number of establishments including household names such as IBM Samsung and the BBC.

    Children and students are also being issued with badges through schools colleges and universities.

    The large number of organisations issuing badges means they are no longer niche idea, but instead have are replacing certificates.

    Creating learning pathways with Open Badges

    Who is using them?

    Open learn are using badges to recognise completion of some of their MOOCS. Mainly aimed at school leavers and students, there is a module on learning which I am currently completing

    Creating learning pathways with Open Badges

    Who is using them?

    Nine badges on topics surrounding digital literacy. Some are really hard,

    others not so. Quiz then learning.

    Creating learning pathways with Open Badges

    Who is using them?

    New innovation, a baccalaureate for 14 to 19 year olds. All with Open Badges.

    Creating learning pathways with Open Badges

    Learning Pathways and Badges

    How can open badges be used within a learning pathway?

    Creating learning pathways with Open Badges

    Steps to takeDefine clear criteria/definition of achievement to earn a badgeBe clear on what is to be achievedBuild the frameworkPublicise!

    Creating learning pathways with Open Badges

    Badging ecosystemsDefine your standardsValidateVerifyAuthenticateStandards from in house, QCF, external bodiesHow do we validate the competencies that have been defined?Who ensure that the badging system is operating correctly within the organisation? Are the badges being displayed authentic and from the sources they say they are from?

    Creating learning pathways with Open Badges

    Learning pathways using badging ecosystemsFlat form badges are not dependant on each other

    This form is used for individual recognition, eg: schools, one off events such as conferences etc Could also be used for CPD

    Creating learning pathways with Open Badges

    DependentKey badges are dependant on other badges

    +=XYZ

    Learning pathways using badging ecosystems

    Used as part of MOOCs and other courses to build a system where steps are accredited towards a whole. Equivalent of gaining credits for taking part in modules.

    Creating learning pathways with Open Badges

    LevelledGraded badges with increasing difficulty

    Learning pathways using badging ecosystems

    Cornell university currently using this model to build credits towards the final degree.

    Creating learning pathways with Open Badges

    What else?

    To find out more about Open Badges you can access the Open Badges website, review the Badge Alliance website who oversee the development of Open Badges and access a MOOC on open badges via the Course Sites website.

    Creating learning pathways with Open Badges

    Open Badgeswww.openbadges.org

    Open Badges MOOCwww.courseites.com

    Open Learnwww.open.edu/openlearn/

    Barclays Digital Driving Licencewww.digitaldrivinglicence.barclays.co.uk

    City & Guild Tech Bacwww.techbac.com/

    Creating learning pathways with Open Badges

    Thank Youhuxleypiguk@gmail.com@bobpriceplnabout.me/bob.price

    The aim of this session is to review how Open Badges can be used to create learning pathways. First of all we will review what open badges actually are.

    People like to be recognised for their achievements and their accomplishments, traditionally these have been in the form of paper certificates and whilst they easy to create and easy to display they are very difficult to verify.

    Most certificates do not outline why they were achieved and watch the achievements were for. *

    Badges are a visual representation of achievements, interests or skills which can be viewed instantly.

    Digital badges take this concept one step further and allow people to view your accomplishments online. Most digital badges however are tied to particular websites or apps. For example TripAdvisor and Foursquare.

    Open badges move one step further and allow digital badges to be transferable. They are an open online standard which recognise formals and informal learning and achievements. They can be collected from multiple sources into cloud based storage.

    Open badges move one step further and allow digital badges to be transferable.

    They are an open online standard which recognise formals and informal learning and achievements.

    They can be collected from multiple sources into cloud based storage. Badges are used by a number of different types of organisations

    Open badges can be collected from a number of sources for example education, the workplace or from hobbies and interests. *Badges are collected into a cloud-based backpack and can be shared to social networks and other websites for display. They can be used as part of job searching, applications for education and for access to professional bodies. *

    As part of the program Mozilla have created a backpack. This is a cloud based storage system which allows people to display and manage their badges. Collections can be created of badges which can then be made public and shared on social media and other websites.

    Open badges are being issued by a large number of establishments including household names such as IBM Samsung and the BBC.

    Children and students are also being issued with badges through schools colleges and universities.

    The large number of organisations issuing badges means they are no longer niche idea, but instead have are replacing certificates.

    Open learn are using badges to recognise completion of some of their MOOCS. Mainly aimed at school leavers and students, there is a module on learning which I am currently completing

    Nine badges on topics surrounding digital literacy. Some are really hard,

    others not so. Quiz then learning. New innovation, a baccalaureate for 14 to 19 year olds. All with Open Badges.

    How can open badges be used within a learning pathway?

    This form is used for individual recognition, eg: schools, one off events such as conferences etc Could also be used for CPD

    Used as part of MOOCs and other courses to build a system where steps are accredited towards a whole. Equivalent of gaining credits for taking part in modules.

    Cornell university currently using this model to build credits towards the final degree.

    To find out more about Open Badges you can access the Open Badges website, review the Badge Alliance website who oversee the development of Open Badges and access a MOOC on open badges via the Course Sites website.