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Remix Learning - Chicago Summer of Learning + iRemix

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Something big is happening in Chicago. Mayor Rahm Emanuel has launched a first of its kind initiative, the Chicago Summer of Learning, encouraging youth to engage in more learning activities throughout the summer. The mayor’s office along with the MacArthur Foundation, Mozilla, the Digital Youth Network, University of Chicago and Hive Chicago has worked with over 100 youth serving organizations in the city to not only increase the learning opportunities but to issue digital badges to capture and recognize the learning taking place.

 

Youth can earn a series of badges that represent the skills and accomplishments from their summer activities. In addition to badging youth for learning in traditional summer programs, there are new opportunities to learn new skills through over a hundred online activities and challenges.

- See more at: http://remixlearning.com/chicago-summer-of-learning/#sthash.AUQ1uTCt.dpuf


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Articles relating to the open, standards-based accreditation and recognition framework, Open Badges and the Mozilla OBI. (Note, this is not an official Mozilla channel)
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Skilling me softly

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Recently industry, community groups and informal learning providers have come together to research and advocate for more investment in soft skills development. The group has produced the Backing So...
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The recent Backing Soft Skills report states: “soft skills contribute £88 billion to the UK economy today – with this contribution predicted to increase to £109 billion during the next five years.”

via McDonald’s Backing Soft Skills.

 

In this post I comment on how I think Open Badges could have an important role to play in capturing and communicating soft skills, as well as helping people to articulate them.

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A Badge By Any Other Name...

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The recent announcement by Udacity to offer nano-degrees really got me thinking. It’s, of course, a new word - a hip and buzzworthy word especially with the geeky crowd (nano!). So now we’ll add that...
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Great article on the reasons for choosing the word 'badge' and how using a different, albeit sometimes controversial name, can help with the process of defining a new way forward for learning, pathways and credentialing.

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BadgeMOOC: Badges: New Currency for Professional Credentials

BadgeMOOC: Badges: New Currency for Professional Credentials | Open Badges | Scoop.it

Open Badges MOOC run by Mozilla in conjunction with Blackboard.

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Discovering pathways

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For the past couple of months I have been working with the Mozilla Open Badges team on the Open Badges Discovery project. The project is funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and we are d...
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I would welcome feedback on the topic of my latest blog post (on my new blog), on quiz developments for the Mozilla Open Badges Discovery project. 

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Assessment on the Web: Part 1

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grainnehamilton's curator insight, February 7, 2014 9:51 AM

Part 1 of a report by Peer 2 Peer University (P2PU) into assessment on the web. It sets out some of the changes in the learning landscape, that assessment practices need to take account of. 

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Evidencing Employability Skills with Open Badges

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Concerns, Possible Solutions, Paradigm Shifts and Key Findings There was focused and lively discussion at the Open Badges: Ways to Evidence Employability event I co-facilitated at the University of...
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Superbadger Community Facilitators Take Badges To New Heights At MozFest 2013

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"The Mozilla Festival is where many of Mozilla’s best and most innovative ideas spring to life. It’s where passionate thinkers and inventors come together to learn from one another and engage in a...
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Overview of what went on on the Open Badges floor at MozFest 2013. 

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Five Ways Digital Badges Can Influence Learning

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RT @kyledbowen: RT @EvoLLLution: @kyledbowen & Andrea Thomas at discuss 5 ways badges influence learning http://t.co/FH4AAwaHFf #edu13


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Useful summary of five areas where digital badges could add value. The article is by the Director of Informatics at Purdue University, which was one of the first higher education institutions to explore the potential of Mozilla's Open Badges.

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"Badges have the potential to help faculty think through lessons they want their students to learn, the ways in which students learn and the evidence that can be used to validate student success."


1. Provide evidence of achievements

2.  Motivate students to pursue deeper learning

3. Allow students and instructors to personalize learning paths

4. Act as open and shareable credentials

5. Recognize various types of learning for the versatile student

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SQA investigates opportunities with Mozilla's Open Badges - SQA

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Exciting stuff for Scotland and Open Badges contained in this press release from the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) and Mozilla. As far I'm aware, this statement of intent on Open Badges is a world first for a national awarding and qualifications authority.

 

The SQA are active members of the Open Badges in Scottish Education Group (OBSEG), which is made up of members from schools, colleges, universities, local and national government, educational agencies, regulatory bodies, professional associations, Open Badges projects, employer bodies and Mozilla. The SQA contributes to discussion with the wider sector on thinking around Open Badges through this group and as convener of the group, I'm personally delighted to see the SQA providing a public 'permission to innovate' for the education sector in Scotland.

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terrymc's curator insight, October 21, 2013 7:08 AM

Pleased to see this being investigated further - looks a promising concept.

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LinkedIn’s Reid Hoffman on education: overhaul the degree, not just the instruction

LinkedIn’s Reid Hoffman on education: overhaul the degree, not just the instruction | Open Badges | Scoop.it
LinkedIn co-founder and investor Reid Hoffman wants upgrade the college diploma, but he’s not the only one thinking of new ways to approach credentialing.

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Article mentions Mozilla's Open Badges and work being progressed by start-ups like Degreed and Smarterer which could shake up how we accredit learning.

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Value, Cognitive Authority, and Digital Badges

Value, Cognitive Authority, and Digital Badges | Open Badges | Scoop.it

The major question that I have had since I’ve started exploring new hosting opportunities for our ORMS badges involves aspects of value, credibility, and “sincerity” of design involved in our badging infrastructure. Put simply, I believe that people will make judgments about the believability, credibility, and relevance of the digital badges based on elements of the metadata, the images used, and where the badge is hosted.

 


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Robert Farrow's curator insight, September 14, 2013 5:52 AM

An argument for the view that "people will make judgments about the believability, credibility, and relevance [of] digital badges based on elements of the metadata, the images used, and where the badge is hosted" -  likely to have relevance for the #oerrhub hypotheses on informal assessment methods and informal support for learning.

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Chicago Summer of Learning: thoughts on badge design

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In my initial post about the Chicago Summer of Learning (CSOL) badge system, I quickly sketched out the rough outline of it. In this post we'll talk through the components of CSOL badge design and ...
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Creating a Culture of Openness - Pilots to Policy to Prosperity

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Over the past couple of weeks I've attended a number of events on open education, open credentialing (focusing on Open Badges), innovation and prosperity. In the process I have come across a number...
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One of my own blog posts pulling together some examples of Open Badge developments in Scottish universities. It also covers how institutional policies could be useful to improve wider uptake of Open Badges and how openness in general can contribute to prosperity.

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Reconnect Learning

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Case studies and resources for different audiences - learners, job seekers, employers and educational institutions - considering using Open Badges

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Competency-Based Education and Open Badges

The past few weeks have seen a few exciting developments for Open Badges. In June, and in response to recommendations of the Further Education Learning Technology Action Group (FELTAG), the UK Mini...
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Round up of some Open Badges developments in the UK from July 2014.

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Assessment on the Web: Part 2

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grainnehamilton's curator insight, February 13, 2014 7:21 AM

Part two of a three part exploration of assessment on the web covering new approaches to recognising competencies, contribution and learning within online communities.

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Open Badges in 2013

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Welcome! This interactive timeline tells the story of Open Badges in 2013, from community accomplishments and teamwork triumphs to citywide learning and MozFest celebrations.
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Fabulous overview of Open Badges developments in 2013. Nice to get a shout-out for the Jisc RSC Scotland in February!

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Badge System Design: ideas to build on

Hey there, happy new year! I hope that the new year is going well and continues to go well for everyone. Over the holidays—and for quite some time actually—I've been meditating on some thoughts abo...
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Open Badges lessons from October

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BadgeMaker's badge wall Over the last month I have had the pleasure of attending not one, but two Mozilla events: the Mozilla Summit, which ran from the 4th - 6th October, and MozFest which took pl...
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Great overview of some of the key themes, opportunities and challenges related to Open Badges, that arose at both the Mozilla Summit and the Mozilla Festival. Includes a list of tools and features for creating badges. The Open Badges in Scottish Education Group gets a mention too ;)

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Open Badges at the Mozilla Summit (#MozSummit, #OBSEG, #OpenBadges)

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What an inspiring few days I had at the Mozilla Summit! The Summit brought together 2000 Mozillians in 3 cities, in 3 countries over 3 days. I attended the Brussels Summit and left it feeling inspi...
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An overview of my experiences leading and attending Open Badges sessions at the Mozilla Summit 2013.

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CSOL | Level Up

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Over 100,000 Open Badges were issued during the Chicago Summer of Learning. This page explains how badge earners could unlock higher level challenges and badges by following their own badge pathways.

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OpenBadges

   We had a great group on  "Openness and Innovation in e-learning" and the bonus badge above was a genius idea birthed by David in a midnight Facebook support group.     Although H817 is a passed,...
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Post articulating some questions around the practicalities and considerations of issuing and using Open Badges. Mentions Jisc RSC Scotland Borders College case study.

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Badges: what comes between & before

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As I've been thinking through the concept of badges and how folks might interact with them from a systems standpoint, I keep coming returning to the idea of the void. The empty space around a badge...
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Chicago Summer of Learning 2013: thoughts on developing a citywide badge system

Chicago Summer of Learning 2013: thoughts on developing a citywide badge system | Open Badges | Scoop.it
For the last few months we, the Mozilla Open Badges team, have been working together with a number of other groups and the City of Chicago to launch an amazing and exciting learning campaign: the C...
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