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Oscelot > OpenBadges Building Block

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Integrate OpenBadges in Blackboard Learn to allow faculty to display student badges from mozilla backpack, allow faculty create new badges in courses, allow students claim badges. A student photo roster will  accompany this project, so the facutly can preview not only the faces of students, but badges earned in other classes.  This will help faculty to get to know students prior to start of a class and to track their progress in the learning networks outside of the classroom.

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grainnehamilton's curator insight, April 15, 2013 4:40 AM

Looks like Blackboard is joining the Open Badges party...

Digital Badges and Alternate Credentialling in Higher Education
Digital badges are used to provide incentives and grant certification for informal learning.
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Curtin Badges

Curtin Badges | Digital Badges and Alternate Credentialling in Higher Education | Scoop.it

A digital badge is an online indicator of an accomplishment or affiliation that contains links that help explain the context, meaning, processes and results of learning engagements.

 

Badges can be outward or internal facing markers of achievement. When displayed to the world, a badge reflects one’s skills and capabilities; and carries the university’s reputation for quality teaching and learning. When used internally, a badge indicates passing a milestone along a journey toward a goal.

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Curtin University at the bleeding edge of development and application of Digital Badging strategies.  

 

Recent paper on the topic here: 

http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs10639-013-9291-7/fulltext.html

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Four Scenarios on the Future of Credentials

Four Scenarios on the Future of Credentials | Digital Badges and Alternate Credentialling in Higher Education | Scoop.it

Disruptions to the education system and employment sector are changing what it means to acquire knowledge and skills and also how we might credential those accomplishments. Fundamental changes in how we educate people promise to change how we credential learning. At the same time, changes to how we work could alter the value that we place on current credentials, affect how we assess and award credentials, and give rise to new forms, which could in turn have the potential to disrupt the education sector even further

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Six Ways to Look at Badging Systems Designed for Learning | Online Leadership Program

Six Ways to Look at Badging Systems Designed for Learning | Online Leadership Program | Digital Badges and Alternate Credentialling in Higher Education | Scoop.it

Frame 1: Badges as Alternate Assessment

Frame 2: Gamifying Education with Badges

Frame 3: Badges as Learning Scaffolding

Frame 4: Badges to Develop Lifelong Learning Skills

Frame 5: Badges as DML Driver

Frame 6: Badges to Democratize Learning

 

Towards an Integrated Frame

Should every badging system aim to address all six frames? Frankly, we can’t yet know. Maybe some combinations will work out better than others. Maybe a combination that works great in one settings will fail in another. We have a lot of experimentation before us, and a lot to learn. So in the spirit of experimentation, perhaps we can presume that all six frames should always be considered, and that, for now, is the most we can expect. Perhaps some day this framework can lead to a spreadsheet, or perhaps an infographic, categorizing projects by which frames they employ.

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Students want better digital credentials - eCampus News

Students want better digital credentials - eCampus News | Digital Badges and Alternate Credentialling in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Innovation in online credentialing can help students better display learning outcomes and the value of their education to employers on social sites
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IMS Digital Credentialing Initiative

IMS Digital Credentialing Initiative | Digital Badges and Alternate Credentialling in Higher Education | Scoop.it
You may have heard the exciting news that IMS Global, the leading education technology standards body announced today that they are kicking off a new IMS Digital Credentialing initiative. The new initiative will…

“augment current IMS interoperability standards and extend Open Badges as needed to support deeper integration and exchange within extant systems, while exploring new models of badge system design, storage, usage, and evaluation in the institutional context.”

For those of you new to IMS, here’s a bit about what they do from their website:

“IMS’s influential community of educational institutions, suppliers, and government organizations develops open interoperability standards, supports adoption with technical services, and encourages adoption through programs that highlight effective practices.”

This is exciting news for the open badging work, which was incubated initially at Mozilla Foundation and then expanded upon at the Badge Alliance. We’ve been working for years to get the kind of access and influence that IMS can bring to the table, and now we can focus on building the necessary extensions and/or new standards needed to make badges usable and valuable to institutions and employers across the world.
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Can Games and Badges Motivate College Students to Learn?

Can Games and Badges Motivate College Students to Learn? | Digital Badges and Alternate Credentialling in Higher Education | Scoop.it
K-12 educators are well versed in the use of games for learning, so why don't colleges embrace the same kind of fun?

Via EDTC@UTB, Luciana Viter, Peter Mellow
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David W. Deeds's curator insight, April 21, 9:56 AM

I do believe they can! ;)

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"Engagement and games, however, is not without controversy. At the heart of the issue is gamification, a term commonly defined as the addition of reward systems to non-game settings and contexts...."

Thug Nastie's curator insight, April 24, 1:29 PM

They make me motivated, so I hope they turn this into rewards or something

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BadgeLAB Leeds: exploring open badges for arts engagement - YouTube

BadgeLAB Leeds was a research and development project which explored how open badges could be used to increase engagement, participation and progression in the arts. The project was run in partnership by ArtForms Leeds, DigitalME and Sheffield Hallam University along with arts organisations and artists across Leeds and took place from September 2014 - March 2015, .

The project was supported by the Digital R&D Fund for the Arts - Nesta, Arts Council England and the Arts and Humanities Research Council.
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Digital Me - Badge The Uk

Digital Me - Badge The Uk | Digital Badges and Alternate Credentialling in Higher Education | Scoop.it

Badge the UK is a new project which aims to create a currency
for young people using Open Badges.

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Credential warranted achievement of capabilties

Credential warranted achievement of capabilties | Digital Badges and Alternate Credentialling in Higher Education | Scoop.it

Passing assessments leads to passing credit-bearing units. Credit for units, where the degree is not completed, usually expires after about seven years. If all units in the the degree are successfully completed, however, the degree credential is valid for the lifetime of the awardee (although registration and continuing professional development may be required to practice).

If the unit assessments focus mainly on acquiring knowledge, rather than its application using other capabilities, then the credential fails to warrant that graduates can demonstrate all the Course Learning Outcomes, including specified capabilities such as communication (in standard English), self-management, teamwork, problem solving.

 

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Badges for Learning Research

Badges for Learning Research | Digital Badges and Alternate Credentialling in Higher Education | Scoop.it
What is the current state of research on recognition and accreditation systems for informal and interest-driven learning?
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Will Digital Badges Replace Resumes… and Diplomas? | Extreme Networks

Will Digital Badges Replace Resumes… and Diplomas? | Extreme Networks | Digital Badges and Alternate Credentialling in Higher Education | Scoop.it

The emerging concept of digital badges may help solve this societal problem. Digital badges have a wide range of applications, but none is more important than associating people with the knowledge and skills they possess. The short definition of a digital badge is “a validated indicator of accomplishment”. Today a number of emerging developments in this field are paving the way for broad adoption.

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LinkedIn bolsters higher education with new tool for universities - eCampus News

LinkedIn bolsters higher education with new tool for universities - eCampus News | Digital Badges and Alternate Credentialling in Higher Education | Scoop.it


New button available for institutions allows alumni and students to showcase their educational accomplishments and bolster the institution’s reputation.

Students are the beating heart of any educational institution – and long after they graduate from a college or university, they remain an important and vital representation of that institution and all it has to offer.

Today, colleges and universities may now invite their graduates to showcase their degrees and certificates on their LinkedIn profiles – all with the click of a button. Through LinkedIn’s “Add to Profile” program, educational institutions can embed a link on their websites and in emails sent directly to graduates.

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Mozilla Open Badges to Show Career Readiness - Getting Smart by Alison Anderson - badges, career readiness, digital badges, Mozilla, online testing

Mozilla Open Badges to Show Career Readiness - Getting Smart by Alison Anderson - badges, career readiness, digital badges, Mozilla, online testing | Digital Badges and Alternate Credentialling in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Professional Examination Service has issued a white paper, Digital "Badges" Emerge as Part of Credentialing Future, examining the history of how digital badges have been "used to represent accomplishments, skills or knowledge" and how that will evolve in the near future.

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Report: 4 Scenarios for Future Credentialing Systems -- Campus Technology

Report: 4 Scenarios for Future Credentialing Systems -- Campus Technology | Digital Badges and Alternate Credentialling in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Methods of documenting the knowledge and skills of students and employees could change dramatically over the next 10 years, according to a new report from KnowledgeWorks, a nonprofit organization that works with schools and communities to foster personalized learning.
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Lab Session Summary: Use Cases for Digital Badges | VTE - Vitrine Technologie Education

Lab Session Summary: Use Cases for Digital Badges | VTE - Vitrine Technologie Education | Digital Badges and Alternate Credentialling in Higher Education | Scoop.it
“ The following summary describes the content of the second lab session in English, on badges and learning. This lab was held on November 20, 2014. The third lab session will start at 1:30 p.m. EST/UTC-5 (18:30 UTC) on December 11. Vitrine technologie-éducation has organized two labs on the use of badges in learning contexts. This lab in English focuses on informal learning while a French one revolves around educational institutions. Each lab involves a set of three online meeting sessions between which participants are encouraged to engage in diverse activities.”
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Open Badges Technical Specification

Open Badges Technical Specification | Digital Badges and Alternate Credentialling in Higher Education | Scoop.it
This specification describes a method for packaging information about accomplishments, embedding it into portable image files as digital badges, and establishing an infrastructure for its validation.

We start with some term definitions for representations of data in Open Badges. These term definitions appear in the current JSON-LD context (v1.1) for the Open Badges Standard.
Status of this Document

This document is an incomplete draft of the version 1.1 update to the Open Badges Specification. It has not yet been approved by the Badge Alliance Standard Working Group and is not the current version. See Version 1.0 for the current version.
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IMS Global Announces Initiative to Establish Digital Badges as Common Currency for K-20 and Corporate Education

IMS Global Announces Initiative to Establish Digital Badges as Common Currency for K-20 and Corporate Education | Digital Badges and Alternate Credentialling in Higher Education | Scoop.it

IMS partners with Mozilla Foundation to accelerate adoption and interoperability of badges in the education and workforce sectors.

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Lake Mary, Florida, USA – April 21, 2015 – IMS Global Learning Consortium (IMS Global / IMS), the global leader in education technology interoperability and impact, today announced the formation of the IMS Digital Credentialing Initiative. IMS Digital Credentialing aims to further the adoption, integration and transferability of digital credentials, including badges, within institutions, schools, and corporations.

IMS will leverage existing experience, expertise and momentum. IMS Digital Credentialing will complement and further IMS’s leadership in competency-based learning, including partnerships with AACRAO and the Competency-Based Education Network (C-BEN) to define extended digital transcript and CBE interoperability.  The Digital Credentialing initiative will augment current IMS interoperability standards and extend Open Badges as needed to support deeper integration and exchange within extant systems, while exploring new models of badge system design, storage, usage, and evaluation in the institutional context.

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5 March 2014: Badges for Learning: a review of the formative role of badges in two open online courses | Transforming Assessment

5 March 2014: Badges for Learning: a review of the formative role of badges in two open online courses | Transforming Assessment | Digital Badges and Alternate Credentialling in Higher Education | Scoop.it
The emergence of open online learning courses brings in to sharp relief the viability of existing forms of teacher provided formative and summative assessment. For such courses that carry no charge for participation alternative structures for engaging, motivating and sustaining study need to be sought. Badges or similar such visual public symbols that communicate to others a particular quality, achievement or affiliation possessed by the owner may have a role to play. This session will cover some potential social and psychological roles for badges and then report on the reception and use of badges in two 'massive' open online courses delivered in 2013. This will highlight the varied functions badges performed with particular attention to how they may support and guide learning in a 'formative' capacity during a course and the need for effective pedagogic design and alignment of the course badging strategy. This discussion will draw upon data from end of courses surveys that specifically asked about badges, pre-course surveys, and user comments made during the course such as on Twitter.
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Badge the World

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Badge the World is an initiative that began at MozFest 2013, which seeks to document the many innovative Open Badge projects that are underway throughout the world. We are also interested in creating a community and fostering discussion amongst those involved in Open Badge projects, no matter how large or small or what the project aims are.

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All Aboard | Digital Skills in Higher Education

All Aboard | Digital Skills in Higher Education | Digital Badges and Alternate Credentialling in Higher Education | Scoop.it

All Aboard is a project funded by Ireland’s National Forum for the Enhancement of Teaching & Learning, which aims to identify the wide range of skills and knowledge that students, and all those who work in higher education, will need to feel confident and creative when learning, working and exploring the digital world.

All Aboard is rising to the challenge identified in the national Digital Roadmap of building our ‘digital capacity,’ not just in terms of infrastructure, but also in terms of people, their skills, their levels of confidence and their ability to critique and challenge pre-conceptions.

All Aboard seeks to be a collaborative enquiry that will build on so many excellent examples of high quality research,  training and cooperative projects that have gone before us or which are currently underway.

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4 February 2015: Digital Badges to curate, credential and carry forward digital learning evidence | Transforming Assessment

4 February 2015: Digital Badges to curate, credential and carry forward digital learning evidence | Transforming Assessment | Digital Badges and Alternate Credentialling in Higher Education | Scoop.it

This seminar explored the following questions: What is badging, and how can I use it to warrant learning and motivate higher education students? How do I implement a whole of program approach to badging - in a degree program or an extra-curricular program? How do I implement a whole of institution approach to badging- how to approach policy, change leadership, and professional bodies?

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Digital Badges Finding Use in Education and Across Industries | Extreme Networks

Digital Badges Finding Use in Education and Across Industries | Extreme Networks | Digital Badges and Alternate Credentialling in Higher Education | Scoop.it
The concept of digital badges, as an important means to motivate and reward achievement, is appearing in industries ranging from education all the way to
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New and Alternative Assessments, Digital Badges, and Civics: An Overview of Emerging Themes and Promising Directions

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8 Reasons Why Open Badges Are Awesome Infographic - e-Learning Infographics

8 Reasons Why Open Badges Are Awesome Infographic - e-Learning Infographics | Digital Badges and Alternate Credentialling in Higher Education | Scoop.it
The 8 Reasons Why Open Badges Are Awesome Infographic presents the usefulness of badges as indicators of skills learned inside or outside the classroom.
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