Open Badges Intro
- Place to hold certificates, diplomas, etc. Think high school diploma which is a “big badge” that includes a lot of granular achievements.
- Digital and visual representations of achievements.
- Who is using: Khan Academy, LInkedIn, Deloitte, gamification uses…
- Problem is that badges don’t talk to each other as they are platform specific.
- OPEN via Mozilla so there is a standard and sharable resource.
- Learning happens everyone – OBI (Open Badge Infrastructure) helps to create a standard for issueing and assigning and collecting badges.
- Open Badges Anatomy
- The parts of OBI = Earner, Issuer, Displayer and finally the audience to view.
- Assessment design becomes explicit
- Designing for lifelong learning is easier
- Learning experience is separate from assessment
- Design for feedback, support, and tracking
- Faculty, learners, acad dev staff, elearning support, library, industry stakeholders
- TRUST networks are crucial and developing and will take some time
- Ownership changes, make team based, act like a community to lend the badge system
- Curriculum is not a large fixed entity
- Offerings would become more flexible – and therefore admissions/enrollments
- Pathways would be more flexible
- Personalized learning pathways the norm
- Curriculum review quicker and more responsive
- Extremely challenging to achieve in existing structure and cultures
- More likely to succeed in new platforms (skillshare, treehouse), new ventures (swinburne online, chisholm online, deakin digital, etc.), or new communities or industries.
- Digitalme created a TEMPLATE for creating a badge