Open Digital Badges Mallinson
Open Learning and Distance Education Incubation for Africa Summit Johannesburg, July 2014
1.A brief introduction to Open Digital Badges What, why and how? Brenda Mallinson OPEN LEARNING & DISTANCE EDUCATION INCUBATION for AFRICA SUMMIT 28 29 July, 2014 Johannesburg 2. Outline Perspective Micro-credentialling What is a digital badge? System Elements Badges in Moodle Tools and Projects 3. Near-term horizon within the next 12 months Flipped Classroom, Learning Analytics Mid-term horizon 2-3 years out Games & Gamification, 3D Printing Far-term horizon- 4-5 from widespread adoption Quantified Self, Virtual Assistants Higher Education Technologies to watch The NMC Horizon Report: 2014 Higher Education Edition 4. The Concept of Micro-credentials Competency-based education Recognize smaller achievements Can add up to something more Non-traditional / informal Gamification: reward/incentive strategy transparency formal potential? 5. What is a digital badge? 6. Visual symbol used to: set goals motivate behaviours represent achievement communicate success Online representation within and across networks & communities Free & open Transferable Stackable Evidence-based Digital Badges Open Badges 7. Example 1: Course with 4 Modules History of Badges Designing & Issuing Badges Policies & Procedures Storage & Security 8. What information is embedded in the badge? http://wiki.Mozilla.org/Badges 9. Badges in Moodle Categories: site wide & course specific Compatible with Mozilla Open Badges in 2.6 Export from Moodle to Backpack Link from Backpack to Moodle site Badges shown in site profile 10. Example 2: Badges process in Moodle 1. Create your badge (.png image) 2. What does it represent? name, description, issuing organisation, expiry 3. Criteria for award 4. Who can award? (automated/manual) 5. Message 6. Storage Internal to system External - link to Open Backpack 11. System Elements Issuer Organisation; Employer; Assessment; Awards badge Digital Badges Badge Design; Criteria; Earner Performs tasks; Display on Profile; Export to storage Storage In-house; Open storage system; e.g. Mozilla Backpack Displayer Internal; External; Social site; Link to storage 12. Earn and display your badges 13. Useful Tools / Projects Open Badge Designer Tools OpenBadges.me OnlineIconMaker Open Badge Storage: Mozilla Backpack Digital Credential Curation & Validation service BadgeSafe tied to Canvas BadgeStack tied to WordPress & Credly Credly verify, share, manage micro-credentials 14. Discussion How does/could this relate to your organisation? With respect to internal achievements Providing services Providing accreditation Capturing skills not usually represented on certificates . 15. Bibliography Accreditrust (2014) Website Bernard Bull (2014) How Will Badges and Micro-Credentialing Change Education? Etale Life in the Digital World (Blog) Canvas Network (2014) Badge 101 Credly (2014) Website News Editor (2013) Professional Examination Service Introduces Digital Micro- Credentials Learning Solutions Magazine Jonathan Finkelstein (2012) Digital Badges and Meaningful Microcredentials EDUCAUSE Library MozillaWiki (2014) Badges New Media Consortium (2014) Horizon Report - Higher Education Edition 16. Thank You! Brenda Mallinson email@example.com This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 Unported License.