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A plenary presentation at IWMW13 at the University of Bath (26 June 2013)


  • 1.#IWMW13, University of Bath, 26 June 2013Mozilla,Open Badges,and a LearningStandard forWeb Literacy

2. Who are you?Dr. Doug BelshawBadges & Skills LeadMozilla 3. Who are you?Dr. Doug BelshawBadges & Skills LeadMozilla Digital Literacies Mobile Learning Open EducationalResources 4. I wrote my doctoral thesisonline under CC0 license. :-) 5. OverviewMozillaOpenBadgesWeb LiteracyStandard 6. Mozilla 7. Mozilla!(global non-profit) 8. Open Badges 9. 10. Open Badges are images withmetadata hard-coded into them 11. CC BY-SA Kyle Bowen 12. Visual representations ofachievements, learning, skills,interests, competencies 13. They can accommodateformal & informallearning pathways 14. Mozilla has built (and will maintain) the plumbing 15. Silo 1Silo 2Silo 3DegreePRINCE2etc.CPDcertificate 16. Silo 1Silo 2Silo 3What skills/attributes aremissing here?(how can we best presentthem in a holistic way?)DegreePRINCE2etc.CPDcertificate 17. OpenBadgesInfrastructure(OBI) 18. They can represent hard & softskills, peer assessment, andstackable lifelong learning 19. Open Badges can capturelearning wherever & however itoccursallowing for innovation 20. 21. Open Badges?(What about degrees, certificates, diplomas?) 22. Not simply either/orboth/and! 23. I love badges formotivating me inmy learning!We use metadata-infused credentialsaligned with the OBIIm using micro-accreditation tomake achievementsmore granular 24. 3 main ways to issue badges... 25. Roll your own solution(using onboarding documentation)Use plugin for an existing system(plugins available for most major platforms/systems)Third-party issuing platform(URLs in metadata point to their servers)3 main ways to issue badges: 26. Use plugin for an existing system(plugins available for most major platforms/systems) 27. ~100,000Open Badges issued>27,000earners>800issuerstoby(June 2013 stats) 28. Coming soon... 29. Federation of badge backpacksComing soon...Image CC BY IsaacMao 30. Endorsement (3rd-party signing of badges)Federation of badge backpacksComing soon...Images CC BY IsaacMao & 31. Conclusion Open Badges = metadata-infusedcredentials Were now at v1.0 of the OBI Lots of organisations are alreadyusing badges You can get started right now! 32. SOME IDEASto get you started Play! Experiment! Earn your first badge to see how they work. Think up some criteria and issue a badgeto someone using Join the Open Badges community. Askquestions! Launch a pilot. What behaviours/skills/understanding are you trying to promote? 33. Web LiteracyStandard 34. What does it mean to get better atreading, writing and participatingon the Web? 35. What does it mean to get better atreading, writing and participatingon the Web?Web LiteracyFramework(January 2013) 36. Web Literacyframework silos 37. Web Literacyframework silosHow can we join this up? 38. OpenLearningStandard 39. Were working with thecommunity on the skillslayer right now( 40. Anyone canAlignOpenLearningStandard 41. Brief Roadmap April 26th - First draft July 26th - Beta version August/September - Playtesting, earlyadoption September/October - Code freeze for v1.0 MozFest (25-27 Oct) - Launch of v1.0 42. CC BY-SA Kyle Bowen 43. CC BY-SA Kyle Bowen 44. a different view of validation, try:Third-party endorsementafter standards alignment 45. Getting Involved 46. Open Badges Web Literacy Standard Webmaker to Get Involved 47. How to Get Involved Firefox OS MozFest (25-27 Oct) 48. mozilla.orgDoug BelshawTwitter: @dajbelshawEmail: