Badges for informal learning

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  • 1.Badges for lifelong learning Citizen Science & Biodiversity: Meeting at the crossroads The Open University, 21 st -23 rdOctober 2011 Jon Rosewell [email_address]

2. A badge is a validated indicator of accomplishment, skill, quality or interest that can be earned in any environment http://www.dmlcompetition.net/ 3. Mozilla badge infrastructure http://openbadges.org 4.

  • Badges Competition
    • Awards: $10K to $200K
  • Stage 1: 14 thNov 2011
  • Stage 2: 12 thJan 2012
  • Stage 3: 28 thFeb 2012
  • Research Competition
    • Awards: $5K to $80K
  • Nov 28 th2011

DML Competition 5. 6. 7. 8. DML pitch

  • Internationalise our framework
    • Should skill earned by identifying European organisms transfer to the rest of the world?
  • Find new international partners
    • Developing new partnerships to provide expertise and promotion in different regions of the world
  • Re-articulate our badges as Open Badges
    • Align terminology and mechanisms to Mozilla
  • Participate in the open badge ecosystem
    • Become badge providers and importers

9. Where next?

  • Ideas for badges?
  • Assessment / validation?
  • Partners or joint submission to DML competition?
  • Content schemes (Stage 1) and/or technical (Stage 2)?
  • Beyond the competition

10. 11. Jon Rosewell Dept Communication & Systems, MCT The Open University Walton Hall Milton Keynes MK7 6AA

  • [email_address]
  • www.open.ac.uk

12. Badges

  • Goals
    • Set challenges & reward
    • Represent accomplishments
    • Communicate success
  • Community
    • Support participation
    • Enable identity and reputation

13. Digital badges

  • Online record of achievement
  • Validated
  • Trace back to issuing organisation / individual
  • Collect, carry and display on social spaces
  • Mozilla badge infrastructure
    • http://openbadges.org

14. Description of the badge opportunity, supporting content and curriculum, assessment criteria and any existing technology systems Design, technology, or early prototypes for badging systems, using content proposals from Stage 1 Combine winners from Stages 1 & 2, ie content and technology,