Guidelines for using Open Badges in European youth workers mobility
Post on 16-Apr-2017
Open digital badges for youth workers mobility
Welcome to the badge world! This a step-by-step guide which will prepare you for using Open digital badges to recognise learning that happens during international youth worker mobility projects (e.g. training courses, seminars, etc.).
ABOUT OPEN BADGES Open Badges is a worldwide standard to
validate and recognise learning that happens anywhere. They are visual representation of learning and achievements.
Badges are digital and thus create new possibilities to manage achievements: store, share and display them anywhere on the web and include on CV.
Find out more about Open Badges
BADGES IN YOUTH WORKERS MOBILITY Youth workers mobility offer non-formal
and informal learning opportunities. Badges map learning and structure the Youthpass reflection process.
Badges enable trainees to collect evidence of their learning achievements, verify them with their peers and training organisers.
Find out more about Youthpass
/ GUIDELINES FOR USE
HOW TO SET UP BADGES
Create badge project on www.badgecraft.euImport badge system from badge librarySpecify badge contentFamiliarise with tips for using badges
Create badge projectat www.badgecraft.eu
Click to register your account. Login, if you have one
Go to Projects/ Organisations and create an organisation. If have already, skip this step
Create a new project for your activity
Import badge systemfrom www.badgecraft.eu/en/library
On-boarding badge: claimed with a code
Special topic badge:3 of 5 tasks completed
Event badge:Unlock any other 10 project badges
Facilitator badge:3 of 5 tasks completed
14 badges linked to European key-competences for lifelong learning: earned by completing 3 out 5
Type keywords youth worker
Import full badge system to your project
Specify badge content
Go to Projects/Badges to view all imported badges
Draft indicates the badge that can be modified and yet not visible to users. You can change badge status in Settings
Modify 3 badges only
Training topic badge Badge for participants Badge for facilitators
Select Modify to edit badge description according your
Edit badge tasks for the special badge to reflect the
topic of your activity
Tips for using badges
Give to participants the code for the on-boarding badge to use on
www.badgecraft.eu/claimor scan it with QR code scanner
SMOOTH START Introduce Open Badges to
all team members well in advance
Introduce Open Badges to participants latest on the 2nd day of activity
Use these resources:
Video What is a Badge?
Slides of Youth Work Agent game
Give out claim code for the on-boarding badge Youth Work Agent
ACTIVITY PROGRAMME At the end of the day
give time for participants to reflect their learning and relate it to badge tasks
At the beginning of the day remind participants about badges and tasks
During the mid-term evaluation discuss with participants their badge learning progress
SOFT END On the final day of the
programme give time for participants to conclude their learning and claim badges
Relate learning results and achievements to Youthpass key-competences
Talk how to use badges on social networks and on CV
Feedback & supportwrite to firstname.lastname@example.org
ReferencesEUROPEAN BADGE ALLIANCE
Promotes the use of Open digital badges and other tools to validate and recognise learning during the European mobility activities.
European Unions programme which offers funding for mobility projects in various fields of education & learning
Is a multilingual platform to manage any achievements using world-wide standard of Open digital badges