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SQA investigates opportunities with Mozilla's Open Badges - SQA

The Scottish Qualifications Authority, (SQA) has announced its intention to investigate the opportunities presented by an innovative approach to displaying individuals’ learning accomplishments online.

SQA is working in partnership with Mozilla, a non-profit organisation dedicated to the democratization of the web, to explore the benefits to learners that can be achieved through their Open Badges.

Mozilla’s Open Badges project intends to make it easy to earn, issue and display digital badges that recognise and communicate individuals’ skills and achievements.

The badge project infrastructure allows individuals to display their real-world skills and achievements in online environments – such as social media profiles – in way that may help with future career and education opportunities.

Joe Wilson, Head of New Ventures at SQA, said: “We believe Mozilla’s Open Badges project enables greater flexibility for learners to demonstrate their achievements. Open badges have the potential to allow individuals to display the accomplishments they make along each step of the learner journey, and receive recognition for a single skill or packages of learning that cover a number of skills in relation to a particular task.”

Joe continued: “SQA will work with Mozilla to explore how we can adopt Open Badges.  We will encourage our partners to investigate how they could benefit from adopting open badges to support learners across Scotland in addition to the recognition we offer teachers and college lecturers through our CDP courses and training we will explore how we can integrate open badges into our certification processes.”

Erin Knight, Senior Director of Learning and Badges at Mozilla, said: "We are really excited that SQA, as Scotland's national awarding and accreditation body, is actively exploring how best to implement Open Badges as a means to give learners and institutions the opportunity to demonstrate their skills and accomplishments through digital badges."


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John Bostock's curator insight, October 11, 2013 1:59 PM

This is significant....A national qualifications authority taking Internet badges seriously...

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DigitalMe Launches New Online Accreditation ‘Open Badges’ for Students Learning About Safe Social Networking

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New Digital Badges are now available for young people to earn by completing Safe - the Certificate in Social Networking.

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Moodle 2.5 preview – bootstrap, badges and more! | Open Thoughts

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RT @moodlehelen: Thanks @maberdour "Moodle 2.5 preview – bootstrap, badges and more!" http://t.co/vxjQoFCUDk

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Open Badges

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A presentation about the history, current state, and future of Mozilla's Open Badges Infrastructure given at SETT (Scandinavian Educational Technology Transformation) 2013. An excellent Slideshare ...

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mrfrerichs's curator insight, April 17, 2013 9:48 AM

What could this mean for CBE?

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Open Badges – A new Open Standard for recognition? - wayne barry

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Open Badges – A new Open Standard for recognition? Posted by HeyWayne | Filed .... Like Loading... Tags: accreditation, award, certification, formal learning, Higher Education, informal learning, open badges, recognition ...
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Young People's views on Open Badges | HASTAC

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Open Badges sound like a great idea on paper but what do young people think? Would they be interested and motivated to earn badges? Where would they want to share them once they had them? What would they want ...
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Open Badges -Get recognition for skills you learn anywhere.

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Digital badges in the classroom

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Certifying and Valuing Digital Badges is an important area to consider. Anyone can visit Credly and begin developing digital badges, and this raises the question of validity. Smartly, though, Credly will certify an “issuer” (an individual or institution offering the badge) after a thorough vetting process and an annual fee of $150. This extra layer of authentication is highly recommended.


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Ditch the resume and pick up a badge, they're not just for Boy Scouts

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From tuition fees to transfer credits, higher education issues provoke strong opinions and it’s rare to find an area of consensus. But one issue where there seems to be agreement is the need for students to acquire a diverse mix of skills and capabilities – not just academic training, but also a variety of interpersonal, professional and workplace skills – to prosper in a challenging labour market and contribute to Canada’s future. Unfortunately, even when students acquire such skills, it can prove difficult to turn them into credentials that are recognized in the job market.


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How to promote your "other" learning experiences.

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Open Badges Transform the Higher Education and Labor Markets

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(UPDATING) Press Coverage of Open Badges 1.0 | openmatt

However, this is just about the best use of the “badges” model that I could imagine…. …Mozilla's mission is simply to provide a system “for alternative accreditation, credentialing, and recognition” and help those alternative ...
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I Don't Get Digital Badges

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Digital badges appear to becoming the next, "new" thing in education. What follows is a description of digital badges as described by Digital Media and Learning: A digital badge is an online record...

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