The use of Open Badges to recognise non-formal and informal learning

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  • *Ildik Mzr, Deputy Secretary General, EDEN2016 eucen Autumn Seminar, 25 November 2016, BarcelonaOpen Badge Network: the use of Open Badges to recognise non-formal and informal learning

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  • Introducing EDENThe most comprehensive European association of its kindRegistered in the UK in 1991Platform for professional co-operation and information exchange www.eden-online.orgOpen for all levels and sectors of education and trainingOpen for institutions, individuals and networksOrganises annual and thematic conferencesParticipates in EU projects (research and practice)Recognises excellence*/21

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  • Open Badge Networkwww.openbadgenetwork.com Funded by the Erasmus+ ProgrammeSupporting the development of an Open Badge ecosystem Promoting the use of open badges to recognise non-formal and informal learningCollecting practical use cases (submit your own)Discussion papers for individuals and organisationsDiscussion paper on open badge policiesDesigning a MOOC please register to get involved www.openbadgenetwork.com/members/register/ */21

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  • */21What are open badges?Why use open badges?

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  • */21Which soft skillsare the most important?

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  • By 2020, 90% of jobs will require digital skills (Cedefop) McKinsey (2014). Education to Employment, getting Europes youth into work, ILO Global Employment Trend74% of universities consider they prepare their graduates well for the world of work38% of students believe the are prepared35% of employers agree with this statementTools the eLene4work project offersSelf Assessment of soft skills and digital soft skillsOrientation Guide to help improve skillsPersonal Journal to support the students' learning process*/21Recognition of soft skills

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  • The design processUsing Digital Mes badge design canvas Setting criteria (this is key to quality badges)Identifying badgeable skills, knowledge and behavioursWho is the badge for?Value proposition for earners, issuers, audience, displayersLearning pathwaysResources and sustainabilityGraphical design*/21

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  • */21What makes a badge?Open Badges areVersatile, adaptable, stackableStandardised, evidence-based, verifiable, portable and shareable

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  • */21Badge versatility

    Badge presenters bring examples of scouts and the army, but there are electronic badges as well that we are all used to.*

  • */21Reviewing the PPT and/or the recording of the webinar will allow you to pause and spend as much time as you need to fill in the canvas blocks

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  • */21What do you want to badge?

    Due to lack of time this demonstration will show the development of EDENs Webinar Participant badge, but this is the time to think about your own badge.*

  • */21Badge Name: Workshop Participant

    Due to lack of time this demonstration will show the development of EDENs Webinar Participant badge, but this is the time to think about your own badge.*

  • Audience and ValueWho is the badge earner?Professionals who dont require formal recognition of their learningWho is the badge issuerWorkshop organiser/endorser/validator, i.e. EDENWho is the audience / consumerCurrent and prospective employers of badge earnersWhat opportunities does the badge unlock? New ways of CPD; identifying skill gaps; a creative means of organising non-academic and informal achievements; clustering similar achievementsWhere does a user find out about the badge?EDEN website; Partner communications (e.g. EUCEN, OBN); conferences and formal/informal meetings; open badge databases; endorsers*/21

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  • Audience and ValueWhy bother earning the badge?Earner: Confidence building; Sense of achievement; Informal but official recognition of achievement; Point of reference and evidence to new knowledge, skills, achievementsIssuer: Recognising excellence; Brand awareness; Incentive of modernisation; Raising interestAudience/Consumers: Awareness of initiative; identify interest and/or expertiseDisplayer (LinkedIn, Moodle, etc.): Reputation; Community; LoyaltyWhat is in it for the issuer?Value recognition (statistical record of acceptance rate)Widening brand/service recognition

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  • Strengthened skills, knowledge, competencies and behavioursNon-formal learning abilityProfessional commitmentCuriosity, openness to innovationIndependenceCollaboration and teamworkCommunicationCritical thinkingSpecific knowledge/skill, i.e. ability to design a badge*/21

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  • Evidence*/21Attendance(Self) assessmentCompletion of taskPublishing resultEndorsements

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  • Learning pathwaysMap your learning offeringOrganise your learning offeringConsider your options for improvement and expansionPie-type badgesLevel-up badges (bronze, silver, gold)Connect with parallel, relevant, external learning resourcesAllow learners / prospective earners to explore, engageBe creative and adaptable*/21

    https://www.iconfinder.com/*

  • Resources & sustainabilityTime for concept developmentTime to fill in the canvasAlign with curriculum or competency framework (if needed)Time and skill to design badges (low key) orPay professional designer (high profile)Issue badges manually (low key) orIssue badges via existing platforms (high profile)Time to create support materialTime to create and issue, re-issue individual badgesTime to evolve open badge portfolio*/21

    https://www.iconfinder.com/*

  • */21Report example

    Due to lack of time this demonstration will show the development of EDENs Webinar Participant badge, but this is the time to think about your own badge.*

  • Resourceswww.openbadgenetwork.comwww.badgealliance.orgwww.openbadgefactory.comwww.openbadgepassport.comwww.openbadgeacademy.comwww.openbadges.orgwww.makewav.eshttps://backpack.openbadges.orghttp://elene4work.euwww.eden-online.org/recognition/eden-open-badges*/21

    https://www.iconfinder.com/*

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    *Badge presenters bring examples of scouts and the army, but there are electronic badges as well that we are all used to.*

    *Due to lack of time this demonstration will show the development of EDENs Webinar Participant badge, but this is the time to think about your own badge.*Due to lack of time this demonstration will show the development of EDENs Webinar Participant badge, but this is the time to think about your own badge.*

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    *https://www.iconfinder.com/*https://www.iconfinder.com/*Due to lack of time this demonstration will show the development of EDENs Webinar Participant badge, but this is the time to think about your own badge.*https://www.iconfinder.com/*

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