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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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Badging in a Learner-Centered Context

Daniel Hickey describes his process for badging and how the learner might personalize their achievements.

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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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How could Open Badges Transform ePortfolio Practices and Technologies

How could Open Badges Transform ePortfolio Practices and Technologies! from Serge Ravet Looking at the history of ePortfolio practice and technologies over the last 10 years, one is entitled in asking: what has changed? Is the ePortfolio technology we have today that different from what we had 10 years ago? While there is certainly a […]

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Big journeys to small steps: Credibility in an Open Badges Context

Big journeys to small steps from bryanmathers Awarding Organisations define and measure progress on long journeys – those that have a beginning, a middle, and (hopefully) an end. The value in this scenario is almost always at the end of the journey, with the qualification earned by the learner. In this keynote, we’ll discuss a […]

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How Open Badges scaffold a better learning design and improve ePortfolio management

Presentation by Dominique-Alain Jan (Lausanne University of Teacher Education, CH) at Mahara Hui in Auckland, New Zealand, on 9 April 2015. Sourced through Scoop.it from: www.youtube.com See on Scoop.it – 21st Century Assessment How Open Badges scaffold a better learning design and improve ePortfolio management from Mahara Hui

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For an #OpenBadges Conceptual Framework (green paper)

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. It is designed within the […]

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Information Literacy Digital Badges Mapped to Bloom’s Taxonomy

In today’s society, visual representation of information is highly valued. Images present a significant amount of information in a faster time. We created information literacy digital badge infographics to visually convey the cognitive processes embedded in the badge steps. This page is intended to show these infographics.   Bloom’s Taxonomy   Bloom’s Taxonomy is frequently […]

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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 […]

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