Presentation by Grainne Hamilton from the Jisc RSC Scotland at the Jisc RSC Scotland Open Education event on the 26th November 2013.
Text of Open Education event - Open Badges
1. Badges by We Are SnookAn Introduction to Open Badges Grainne Hamilton, Jisc RSC Scotland
2. An Introduction to Open Badges 26/11/2013Open Badges2 3. An Introduction to Open Badges 26/11/2013Open Badges A digital accreditation infrastructure3 4. An Introduction to Open Badges 26/11/2013Digital credentials called Open Badges4 5. An Introduction to Open Badges 26/11/20135Open Badges Information infused imagesFrom Flickr by dun-deagh 6. An Introduction to Open Badges 26/11/20136Open Badges Information infused digital imagesImage by Kyle Bowen 7. An Introduction to Open Badges 26/11/2013Assessments and identification of learning, attributes and competencies An open infrastructure for issuing, managing and sharing the credentials7 8. An Introduction to Open Badges 26/11/2013Open Badges Digital credentials earners can display onlineOn: Professional profiles, e.g. LinkedIn / Blogs / Personal websites / Social media / e-Portfolios...8 9. An Introduction to Open Badges 26/11/20139Connecting over Open Badges Open Badges in Scottish Education Group The Open Badges in Scottish Education Group (OBSEG) is hosted by Jisc and performs an: Overview and mapping function of Open Badge developments in Scottish education Oversees a number of sub-groups Provides a forum for discussion and the formation of connectionsImage by We Are Snook 10. An Introduction to Open Badges 26/11/201310Open Badges areas of interest Open Badges in Scottish Education Group The Open Badges in Scottish Education Group (OBSEG) hoststhe following sub-groups: Learner Progress Staff Development Technology and DesignImage by We Are Snook 11. An Introduction to Open Badges 26/11/2013Open Badges Who? What people are saying about Open Badges It was nice to see a badges scheme in operation. I really did think that collecting badges incentivised my participation. Participant, Jisc e-Assessment for Learning course We believe that Open Badges have enormous potential in motivating learning, improving retention and in presenting the skills of our learners in way that is clear and accessible for them and employers. In this way, Open Badges will help our learners stand out in the jobs market. Vice-Principal: Quality and Innovation, Borders College.11 12. An Introduction to Open Badges 26/11/2013Open Badges What people are saying about Open Badges while academic achievements can be evidenced by anacademic transcript, there is no such evidence of socalled soft skills the personal attributes that enhance a graduates work ethic, job performance, interaction with work colleagues and, ultimately, their career prospects. I am convinced that Open Badges can evidence the development of these personal attributes in a way that is recognisable to, and trusted by, employers. Tom Caira, Chair of the Industrial Advisory Board (Computing). University of the West of Scotland12 13. An Introduction to Open Badges 26/11/201313Open Badges Open Badges have the potential to: Recognise achievements ininformal and formal learning Break up the learning journey into manageable chunks Motivate students to keep achieving Provide recognition of single competencies and outcomes Capture learning smaller than would normally be recognised in national certification and national credit rating systems Be used towards accreditation of prior learning Enable student differentiation From Flickr by justus.thane 14. An Introduction to Open Badges 26/11/2013Jisc RSC Scotland Open Badges14 15. An Introduction to Open Badges 26/11/201315Questions?From Flickr by Vito