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A Presentation at MIT, by George Siemens

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(UPDATE on 7/29/2013: This talk was recorded and is available as a huge .mp4 file here.) George Siemens, one of the originators of the connectivist MOOC model, was on the MIT campus for a talk last...

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Fascinating insight into the original thinking behind MOOCs, connectivist learning and 'meeting the knowledge needs of a complex era' by one of the originators of MOOCs and author of the Connectivism learning theory. Open Badges are mentioned in relation to accreditation in this complex era and for amplifying the value of it through micro-credentialling - targeting specific tasks rather than a broad knowledge system.

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Apresentação do George Siemens ao MIT.

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Articles relating to the open, standards-based recognition framework, Open Badges.
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Good work: the Taylor review of modern working practices - GOV.UK

Good work: the Taylor review of modern working practices - GOV.UK | Open Badges | Scoop.it
An independent review of modern working practices by Matthew Taylor, chief executive of the Royal Society of Arts.
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e-Credentials will do to higher ed what e-commerce did to retail

e-Credentials will do to higher ed what e-commerce did to retail | Open Badges | Scoop.it

News, voices and jobs for education professionals. Optimized for your mobile phone.
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Why are some companies shedding degree requirements? - University World News

Why are some companies shedding degree requirements? - University World News | Open Badges | Scoop.it
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Article exploring the value of degrees and other ways of recognising ability, including with Open Badges.
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7 Reasons Talent Development and HR Leaders Should Adopt Open Badges

7 Reasons Talent Development and HR Leaders Should Adopt Open Badges | Open Badges | Scoop.it
Open badges are digital emblems that symbolize skills and achievements at the nano level. David Leaser highlights seven benefits for using open badges.
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Learning, Badging, Connecting: Mapping your MozFest Learning Journey

Learning, Badging, Connecting: Mapping your MozFest Learning Journey | Open Badges | Scoop.it
Learning happens everywhere, but it isn’t always recognised in a way that can be shared with others. At MozFest this year, DigitalMe led a…
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Overview of Open Badges at MozFest 2015, including the Mapping your MozFest Learning Journey badge sessions and the badges issued through the MozFest Academy for the learning, making, hacking, facilitating and volunteering that happens at MozFest.

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Creating a Culture of Openness - Pilots to Policy to Prosperity

Creating a Culture of Openness - Pilots to Policy to Prosperity | Open Badges | Scoop.it
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

Assessment on the Web: Part 2 | Open Badges | Scoop.it
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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

Open Badges lessons from October | Open Badges | Scoop.it
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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The Taylor Review was right about digital skills

The Taylor Review was right about digital skills | Open Badges | Scoop.it
The publication of the Taylor Review last week called for higher quality jobs. But digital skills must be moved up the agenda if workers are to fill these jobs.
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Chris Jones, CEO of City & Guilds Group responds to the Taylor review of modern working practices and discusses where digital credentials can fit in a modern working context
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Using Digital Badges for Developing High School Chemistry Laboratory Skills

Using Digital Badges for Developing High School Chemistry Laboratory Skills | Open Badges | Scoop.it
Using Digital Badges for Developing High School Chemistry Laboratory Skills
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Learn to code by doing | Code School

Learn to code by doing | Code School | Open Badges | Scoop.it
Learn to code in the comfort of your browser with video tutorials, programming challenges, and screencasts.
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Code School, Learn by Doing interactive programming courses and guided projects that award badges
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Can Credentials Replace Traditional Education?

Can Credentials Replace Traditional Education? | Open Badges | Scoop.it
Small-bite credentials are being used as supplements.
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Building digital age credentials

Building digital age credentials | Open Badges | Scoop.it
Credentialing in problem-solving, communication, emotional judgement and innovation is being touted as a way to smash Australia’s glass and bamboo ceilings, which can hold women and non-Caucasian talent back from the top ranks.
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Insights into Australian uses of Open Badges, including Deakin University. Discusses ways badges could be used to support better access to opportunities for certain groups, such as those who experience a glass ceiling in their careers.
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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.

 

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A Badge By Any Other Name...

A Badge By Any Other Name... | Open Badges | Scoop.it
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

Discovering pathways | Open Badges | Scoop.it
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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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

Evidencing Employability Skills with Open Badges | Open Badges | Scoop.it
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

Superbadger Community Facilitators Take Badges To New Heights At MozFest 2013 | Open Badges | Scoop.it
"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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