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Curated for Open Badges user group in Australia and New Zealand, or @OB_ANZ. Join us http://tiny.cc/obanz We collect articles and resources on #openbadges projects and related topics.
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Changing Records of Learning through Innovations in Pedagogy and Technology

Changing Records of Learning through Innovations in Pedagogy and Technology | OBANZ Open Badges Australia & New Zealand | Scoop.it
Innovations in pedagogy and technology could revolutionize academic records, moving our approach from one of checking off boxes to one of connecting the dots. This article highlights technological and pedagogical models that connect the dots toward agile, personalized evidence of learning.

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From Inputs to Outcomes: Decoding ‘Quality Assurance’ in Higher Ed (EdSurge News)

From Inputs to Outcomes: Decoding ‘Quality Assurance’ in Higher Ed (EdSurge News) | OBANZ Open Badges Australia & New Zealand | Scoop.it
What does “quality” in higher education look like? That’s the top-of-mind question for higher-ed leaders as the US Department of Education dangles the prospect of making financial aid available to students engaged in nontraditional academic programs, designed in partnership with third parties—inc
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What gets students motivated to work harder? Not money

What gets students motivated to work harder? Not money | OBANZ Open Badges Australia & New Zealand | Scoop.it
What role does a bit of recognition play for students?
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Digital Badges On the Open edX Platform | edX Blog

Digital Badges On the Open edX Platform | edX Blog | OBANZ Open Badges Australia & New Zealand | Scoop.it
Partha Baruah, edX & Nate Otto, Concentric Sky This blog post was originally written for the Concentric Sky blog. EdX and Concentric Sky have collabora
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Taxonomy for Connected Open Badges — Medium

Taxonomy for Connected Open Badges — Medium | OBANZ Open Badges Australia & New Zealand | Scoop.it
Open Badges is very nearly four years old. Four years of building out an incredible community of issuing organizations w…
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Quantum Mechanics of Learning — Sprout Stories — Medium

Quantum Mechanics of Learning - Sprout Stories - Medium
Recently, as I have discussed the atomic elements of learning, it includes things like:
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Digital and Open Badges - So much more than a sticker chart!

Digital and Open Badges - So much more than a sticker chart! | OBANZ Open Badges Australia & New Zealand | Scoop.it
By Kay Oddone. I was cleaning out my closet last weekend when I found my school port from Year 2. It was a hard blue port, the type that kids in the early 80's all had, with clips at the front and ...
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Open Badge Academy

Open Badge Academy | OBANZ Open Badges Australia & New Zealand | Scoop.it
OBA helps young people reach their potential, both by offering opportunities to acquire 21st century skills and by acting as a link to employers. OBA badges are developed in conjunction with employers and educators so you can be sure the learning experience will be top quality and relevant.
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I wonder how the "employer endorsed" part of Open Badge Academy works. Great and needed initiative.

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The Personal Assistant's Online Guidebook: Pulling it all together

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great example of badges in action. Identify a learning need, create a learning experience by resource, assess the learning evidence and credential with a badge.

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The ROI on open education

The ROI on open education | OBANZ Open Badges Australia & New Zealand | Scoop.it
Increasingly in education one is asked to justify the time and resource allocated to projects. I'm not adverse to this, no matter what political belief you subscribe to, everything comes down to al...
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Want to issue open badges? Here are some options. - Etale - Digital Age Learning

Want to issue open badges? Here are some options. - Etale - Digital Age Learning | OBANZ Open Badges Australia & New Zealand | Scoop.it
As I’ve written a bit about micro-credentials and digital badges this year, I have a growing number of people asking me about how they can start designing and issuing badges. Continue Reading →
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Australian University Eyes Use of Badging for Credit -- Campus Technology

Australian University Eyes Use of Badging for Credit -- Campus Technology | OBANZ Open Badges Australia & New Zealand | Scoop.it
An Australian university with an international online student body expects to begin accepting digital badging in 2016 that could reduce the amount of time required for people to obtain their master's degrees in IT.
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Six Steps to Building High-Quality Open Digital Badges

Six Steps to Building High-Quality Open Digital Badges | OBANZ Open Badges Australia & New Zealand | Scoop.it

—Co-Written with Daniel T. Hickey | Professor and Program Coordinator of the Learning Sciences Program in the School of Education, Indiana University and James E.

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Open Badges - CAPLA 2015

This fast-paced presentation explores evolving global practices for digital credentialing systems using the Mozilla Open Badges standard. It frames the needs, …
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Academic Transcripts: A Reality Check | Lakeshore

Academic Transcripts: A Reality Check | Lakeshore | OBANZ Open Badges Australia & New Zealand | Scoop.it
Northwest Indiana based news, culture, sports and educational audio and video from 89.1FM, The Lakeshore (NPR) and Lakeshore Public Television (PBS).
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Taxonomy for Open Badges May Be Easier Than You Think — Medium

Taxonomy for Open Badges May Be Easier Than You Think — Medium | OBANZ Open Badges Australia & New Zealand | Scoop.it
We’ve kicked off the Taxonomy Working Group for Open Badges with some great discussions. It’s a challenging topic that’s…
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Digital badges hit the big time in higher ed

Digital badges hit the big time in higher ed | OBANZ Open Badges Australia & New Zealand | Scoop.it
While digital badges may sound like overshared gimmicks from the latest trendy game or social network, they have become serious commodities in the world of college credentials.

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An Expanded Open Badges Standard — Medium

Originally, in order to name oneself as an issuer of “Open Badges”, you merely had to offer badges that included, for the most part, the…
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Ernst & Young Removes Degree Classification From Entry Criteria As There's 'No Evidence' University Equals Success

Ernst & Young Removes Degree Classification From Entry Criteria As There's 'No Evidence' University Equals Success | OBANZ Open Badges Australia & New Zealand | Scoop.it
Ernst & Young, one of the UK's biggest graduate recruiters, has announced it will be removing the degree classification from its entry criteria, saying there is "no evidence" success at
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Open badges for Open Education

Presentation by Grainne Hamilton (UK) @grainnehamilton & Ilona Buchem (DE) @mediendidaktik from the Open Educational Ideas Workshop at The Digital Turn Berlin …

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Introducing Open Badges | disasterready.local

Introducing Open Badges | disasterready.local | OBANZ Open Badges Australia & New Zealand | Scoop.it
Throughout history, badges have been an effective means of both motivating behavior and recognizing the credentials of individuals within a group.  Within the field of education, Mozilla Foundation established Open Badges in 2011 to recognize learning, know-how, achievements, skills and attitudes.
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How to Make Micro-Credentials Matter - EdSurge

How to Make Micro-Credentials Matter - EdSurge | OBANZ Open Badges Australia & New Zealand | Scoop.it
Badges, certifications, skill identifiers--you’ve probably seen micro-credentials in one digital form or another. But how do we know whether they actually matter in the real world?

Via Kenneth Doucet
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