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Open Badges Webinar Series Mozilla Open Badges 101: How To Encourage Engagement Click to watch on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jP61UY0mcrY&feature=youtu.be Mozilla's Open Badges is a new system for credentialing and accreditation that makes it possible for learners everywhere to get recognition for lifelong learning of all kinds through digital badges, and then collect and share those badges across the Web for real results like jobs. But what does this mean for your organization? And how do you get started? Join Mozilla's Marketing Lead, Megan Cole, for this one-hour webinar, in which she will walk you through the foundation of Open Badges! If you're new to Open Badges, or have a basic understanding but want to go deeper, this webinar is for you. Check out Open Badges 201: Badge System Design & Technical Overview, here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VQIgrUtLOv4&feature=youtu.be @OpenBadges #OpenBadges

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  • 1. Presented by: Megan Cole @megcolek
  • 2. Todays Webinar What is a Badge Why Open Badges Details on the OBI Current Status of Ecosystem Whats Next And more...
  • 3. @OpenBadges #OpenBadges
  • 4. What are the problems we need to solve?
  • 5. Education and workforce are changing.
  • 6. GPAs are worthless as a criteria for hiring and test scores are worthless...Your ability to perform at Google is completely unrelated to how you performed when you were in school, because the skills you acquired in college are very different... http://techcrunch.com/2013/06/22/the-technical-interview-is-dead/
  • 7. Tension between economic mobility, innovation and access.
  • 8. Challenges by sector:
  • 9. K-12 Current system is broken: drop outs, not ready for college/careers Exploring new approaches: personalized learning, competency-based Wrong accountability measures, wrong credentials
  • 10. K-12 Education: Story Isabel, 10th grader Struggles with some subjects in school Nets out to average, despite doing many things well Involved in many activities No way to keep her from falling behind
  • 11. K-12 Education: Story Tawa, 7th grade teacher Must teach to the test No room to innovate or attend to individual needs No insight into student interests
  • 12. Afterschool Strong networks, compelling learning Not connected to schools Does not count for learners
  • 13. Afterschool: Story Eduardo, 7th grader Below average student in school Emerging technologist and mentor in afterschool program Does not realize this is legitimate learning
  • 14. Higher Education / University Expensive, inconsistent quality Growing gap between university and careers Monopoly on credentials
  • 15. University: Story Ahmed, recent grad Brings transcript to a job interview Surprised that this means little to employer No way to demonstrate skills and granular learning
  • 16. Workforce Workforce changing, its not always enough to have a degree New skills are important, new economies have emerged Employers can't nd right matches
  • 17. Workforce: Story Sal, displaced worker Does not know what skills he needs for a new job University is not an option Has no way to demonstrate skills he has learned on the job
  • 18. Workforce: Story Joelle, hiring manager Cant nd the right people for the job Has hired the wrong person several times, at great cost Wants better tools for assessing what candidates can do
  • 19. Education and workforce are changing.
  • 20. No single institution can prepare someone.
  • 21. Need a connected ecosystem of learning.
  • 22. Need credentials that capture and communicate learning and skills.
  • 23. Reimagining credentials.
  • 24. What are badges?
  • 25. badges = digital representations of a skill or achievement
  • 26. scouting may be the rst example that comes to mind, but...
  • 27. more and more, badges represent achievements on the web
  • 28. some are just for fun or social status
  • 29. but increasingly the skills are real, based on real tasks and work
  • 30. reecting real skills - which employers and schools are looking for
  • 31. and willing to pay for, hire for, give credit for real results
  • 32. Why badges?
  • 33. Capture complete learning path.
  • 34. Build and communicate reputation and identity.
  • 35. Reinvent or augment existing credentials: granular, evidenced-based and transferable.
  • 36. Surface skills and competencies that are important and give people a way to plug in.
  • 37. Even better: shared badge ecosystem.
  • 38. Not just digital badges, but open badges.
  • 39. Mozillas Open Badge Infrastructure
  • 40. Free and open source software Backpacks and APIs
  • 41. In this badge ecosystem a badge is more than just a badge
  • 42. Open Badge Standard Issuer information Earner information Criteria URL Evidence URL Standards Alignment Taxonomy / Tags
  • 43. 1 year ago: 98 issuers; 1K badges Today: 1500 issuers; 230K badges
  • 44. Who is using badges? (and how are they using them?)
  • 45. Stories, revisited.
  • 46. K-12 Education: Story Isabel, 10th grader Struggles with some subjects in school Nets out to average, despite doing many things well Involved in many activities No way to keep her from falling behind
  • 47. K-12 Education: Story Get badges for all activities Reward granular accomplishments and strengths in school Use combination of badges to better understand and guide her Includes badges on college applications
  • 48. K-12 Education: Story Tawa, 7th grade teacher Must teach to the test No room to innovate or attend to individual needs No insight into student interests
  • 49. K-12 Education: Story Issue badges for skills and extra learning in the classroom Use badges from out of school to better understand and guide students Even earn badges herself for innovative practices
  • 50. K-12: Corona-Norco School District Recognized students not motivated by As Badging coursework, skills, attendance Students have a passport Goal is that a completed passport leads to local college acceptance
  • 51. Corona Norco School District in California
  • 52. Corona Norco School District in California
  • 53. Afterschool: Story Eduardo, 7th grader Below average student in school Emerging technologist and mentor in afterschool program Does not realize this is legitimate learning
  • 54. Afterschool: