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 3. Mozilla badge infrastructure 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] 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 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,