Mozilla Open Badges and Digital Inclusion

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Mozilla Open Badges are an online tool to award skills and here at the Volunteer Centre Blackpool, Wyre and Fylde we practise Digital Inclusion. Short slide in the series about our Mozilla Open Badges development.

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1.The Volunteer Centre Blackpool, Wyre and Fylde Open Badges TrainingAuthor: Patrick McGeeThe Volunteer centre Blackpool, Wyre and Fylde12. Overview of the Do a Bit Project The Do a bit project has been developed to create entry-level or bite-sized volunteering opportunities in the Blackpool area. Open badges has been chosen as an invaluable tool that allows the Volunteer Centre and Volunteer Involving Organisation (VIOs) to recognise and reward their Volunteers. The Volunteer Centre Blackpool, Wyre and Fylde was selected to receive financial support from the 10m Innovation in Giving fund, run by NESTA and funded by the Cabinet Office. The Volunteer centre Blackpool, Wyre and Fylde2 3. The Open Badges Team Patrick McGee Do a Bit Project OfficerThe Volunteer centre Blackpool, Wyre and Fylde3 4. The Mozilla Foundation Mission: To promote openness, innovation & opportunity on the Web. Products include:Firefox web browserPersona sign inThunderbird email clientMuch more... including Open Badges The Volunteer centre Blackpool, Wyre and Fylde4 5. Key concepts of Open Badges Open Badges are... An open technical standard meaning any organisation can create, issue and verify them, and any individual can earn, manage and display them across the web. A way of building a picture of your learning throughout life. Full of information who issued them, what for and when. Totally sharable users can take them anywhere on the web, showing them off to prospective employers and celebrating achievements with friends. The Volunteer centre Blackpool, Wyre and Fylde5 6. Visual description of a Open BadgeOrganisations issue badgesPeople earn badges and share themBadges unlock new opportunitiesThe Volunteer centre Blackpool, Wyre and Fylde6 7. The Problem!But Mozilla Open Badges are a digital tool! The Volunteer centre Blackpool, Wyre and Fylde7 8. Digital InclusionThe Volunteer centre Blackpool, Wyre and Fylde8 9. What is digital inclusion? Digital inclusion is the practise to show the benefits of being part of a digital world. In the Uk around 18% of adults not online and a large proportion do not have basic digital skills.The Volunteer centre Blackpool, Wyre and Fylde9 10. The solution The solution the Volunteer Centre Blackpool, Wyre and Fylde is using to encourage digital participation with Mozilla Open Badges is to also provide printed versionsThe Volunteer centre Blackpool, Wyre and Fylde10 11. The ProcessStep 1: Issue the Digital Open Badge online Step 2: Transfer the information into the Open Badges area of the Volunteer PassportThe Volunteer centre Blackpool, Wyre and Fylde11 12. The Benefits Encourages participation Demonstrates digital inclusion Provides offline and online records of awardsThe Volunteer centre Blackpool, Wyre and Fylde12 13. The Volunteer Centre Blackpool, Wyre and Fylde Mozilla Open Badges SystemThe Volunteer centre Blackpool, Wyre and Fylde13 14. How we badged the Volunteer Centre Mandy Russell designed our badges and created them within a few days! The Open Badges the Volunteer centre currently have are: Photographer Time-keeping Data input Volunteer Co-ordinator Word (junior, expert & specialist) Fundraising Excel (junior, expert & specialist) Cleaning V-base (junior, expert & specialist) Customer care Worst coffee buyer Telephone skills With more being developed daily.. The Volunteer centre Blackpool, Wyre and Fylde14 15. The possibilitiesThe exciting thing about Open Badges are the possibilities! The Volunteer centre Blackpool, Wyre and Fylde15 16. Confirmed Dates & LocationsNext Events VIO Training 17th October 9.30am - Central Library, Blackpool 31st October 9.30am - City Learning Centre, Blackpool 14th November 9.30am - City Learning Centre, BlackpoolVolunteer Sessions 5th November - Solaris Centre, Blackpool 27th November - City Learning Centre, Blackpool 30th November - Solaris Centre, Blackpool The Volunteer centre Blackpool, Wyre and Fylde16 17. End Thanks for reading to our presentation Open invitation to attend the sessions. So please visit and you may receive your own Volunteer Centre Blackpool, Wyre and Fylde Open BadgeThe Volunteer centre Blackpool, Wyre and Fylde17