Ltdc Open Badges Tech

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Introductory high-level overview of Mozilla's OpenBadges technology. Presented at UW LTDC Face to Face meeting at UW Eau Claire October 2013

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  • 1.Open Badges: Technical Overview R. John Robertson, LTDC October 8, 2013

2. Technical Context What do you need to know? What questions do you need ask? 3. So what is a badge? A png file With baked in json metadata 4. What can it contain? 5. The Metadata specificationhttps://wiki.mozilla.org/Badges/Onboarding-Issuer#E._Metadata_Spec 6. Technical Infrastructure 7. Technical Infrastructure Issuing PlatformBackpackIssueAccept and StoreDisplay WidgetDisplay 8. Some Issuing Tools BadgeOS - WordPress plugin Credly - Web service Purdues Passport - Platform/ BB add on D2L - coming soon? There are plenty of other tools and platforms 9. One example of use @ UW Oshkosh 10. Course progress in Passport 11. Bigger picture considerations How do we support users in displaying badges? How does the technical choice fit into a the wider framework? can it support the intended use / purpose? what triggers badge issuing for these activities? How does this fit with the wider technical / standards arena? eg interaction with xApi 12. Links Mozilla Open Badges http://openbadges.org Metadata Specification https://wiki.mozilla. org/Badges/Onboarding-Issuer#E. _Metadata_Spec