Mozilla is Doing a Hack Job on Open Badges

This week at MozFest in London there’s a session called “Hack the Backpack” where the Open Badges community is being asked to help contribute to long-standing open and unaddressed issues regarding the backpack. It needs some “love”. But why is the Backpack in such dire need of attention? Isn’t Mozilla working on it? You’d think […]

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The future of Moodle

Martin Dougiamas is best known as the founder of Moodle, and leading the team of software developers at the heart of the Moodle project. His major goal for the future is to improve the quality of education by encouraging social constructionist and collaborative practices within online learning communities.

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IBL Studios Issues an Open Source Badging Platform

The open badges community continues to grow through the development and implementation of open source software. What distinguishes IBL’s platform is that it is a fully-functioning, badge-issuing open source code that will work with multiple providers, including learning management systems.   It is fully OBI-compliant, multi-language, and tested across platforms. IBL premiered this server in […]

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10 Lessons Learned from an Award-Winning Digital Badging Program

The field of badging is a rapidly evolving ecosystem with exciting potential. Its relatively new status also presents challenges for early adopters. Yet our early experiences suggest that badging has tremendous potential to motivate, engage, and acknowledge achievements, accomplishments, and competencies. Source: http://nextgenlearning.org/blog/10-lessons-learned-award-winning-digital-badging-program Lessons Learned Launching an Award-Winning Digital Badging Program from Sondra Smith

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The Evolution of SmartEvidence in Mahara

The last code update (15.01) I applied to my Mahara eportfolio site (folioz.ca) I noticed a new annotation block and wondered what the function was. It seemed devoid of a context and duplicated the function of the feedback block, so I started digging around to learn more. Reading through the change log and the tracker website […]

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Scaffolding ePortfolio use

Presentation by Kristina Hoeppner (Catalyst IT) at Mahara Hui in Auckland, New Zealand, on 9 April 2015. Scaffolding ePortfolio use from Kristina D.C. Hoeppner   Slides are available at http://slides.com/anitsirk/scaffoldin… and http://www.slideshare.net/4nitsirk/sc… (download) Licensed under Creative Commons BY-SA 3.0

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