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Open Badges for Assessing Learning

In this video I compare two Open Badge Infrastructures (OBI) as a badge issuer. Open Badge Factory (https://openbadgefactory.com/) and Badge List (http://www.badgelist.com/).

The main question is to what extent were autonomy, diversity, openness and interactivity present?

Further discussion should involve:

  • How to avoid badge inflation / flooding the system / loss of meaning?
  • How to avoid fragmentation: having badges trapped in their issuing environments
  • How to manage badges – Who can create / issue badges?
  • How to evaluate the impact of badges in the community?

 

 

 

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Our Community Badges

Earning badges for learning new things is a way to display knowledge and skills. At the moment we have released three light blue ‘CommunityBadges’:

Supporter Contributor Scholar
  • Supporter (A person who supports, promotes, advocates or champions a cause or movement)
  • Contributor (A person who backs, supports or champions a cause, activity or institution)
  • Scholar (A specialist in a particular branch of knowledge)

These ‘Community Badges’ only have value for our community and recognize the work that has been done by participants in the P2PU course “eduToolkit . Teachers Open Online Learning“.  As soon as Mozilla’s Open Badges project allow organizations to issue digital badges, this will allow students to collect badges from different sources and display them across the web – on their resume, web site, social networking profiles, job sites or just about anywhere.  We will soon have green ‘Skill Badges’ available that are compatible with Mozilla’s ‘Open Badge Infrastructure’. The first three modules will continue our work with ‘Teachers Open Online Learning’ and focus on the concept of ‘The Networked Teacher’:

  • Certified Networked Teacher [ #CNT12]– Use of Web Tools
  • Advanced Networked Teacher – Syndicated Education
  • Expert Networked Teacher – Central Node in Learning

Details about who earned ‘Community Badges’ will be availabel in our ‘Hall of fame‘ as an official recognition of particiapants.

Assessment Badges

There are development of ‘Open Assessment’ that recognize that accreditation and certification occurs outside formal education.  Our current focus is on using ‘Open Badges’ as the currency to capture and demonstrate learning, skills and reputation within the community.

There is a section with our ‘Badge Ecosystem” that display application requirements and the official list of each graduate.  The light blue colur are used in the eduToolkit community to represent their involvment.  As soon as Mozilla’s Open Badges project allow organizations to issue digital badges, this will allow students to collect badges from different sources and display them across the web – on their resume, web site, social networking profiles, job sites or just about anywhere.