moving into uncharted waters: are open badges the future for skills accreditation?

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  • 1.Are Open Badges thefuture for skills accreditation? HERE BE DRAGONS RSC SCOTLAND ANNUAL CONFERENCE 2012 #idragon #openbadges

2. Doug Belshaw@dajbelshaw / @dajbconf 3. Open BadgesMaking learning count (regardless of where or how it occurs) Open Badges is a project of Mozilla with support from the MacArthur Foundation 4. What are badges? 5. badges = visual representations of a skill or achievement 6. scouting may be the rst examplethat comes to mind 7. more and more, we see badges representingachievements on the web 8. some are just for fun or social status 9. but increasingly the skills are real,based on real tasks and work 10. reecting technical and social abilities --both of which employers are looking for 11. and willing to pay for jobs 12. What if we used badges for learning? 13. Open learning: Mozilla & P2PUs School of Webcraft 14. After-school programs: iRemix 15. Museums & Science Centers:American Museum of Natural History 16. Government agencies: NASA 17. Community Organizations: 4-H 18. What if we all used a sharedbadge ecosystem and infrastructure? 19. Open Badges 20. Mozillas Open Badge InfrastructureBADGE DISPLAY SITESSUCCESS 21. In this badge ecosystem a badge is morethan just a badge 22. Why do we need this? (or something like it) 23. more access to information 24. more opportunities to learn 25. need a way to recognize learningregardless of where or how it occurs (including new or informal pathways) 26. need a way to captureall types of learning(including new or innovative types) 27. badges (+ assessments)can offer us a way to get there 28. What are some examples of how this can help ? 29. How can youget involved? 30. http://openbadges.org 31. #openbadges 32. http://www.dmlcompetition.net 33. Questions? HERE BE DRAGONS RSC SCOTLAND ANNUAL CONFERENCE 2012 #idragon #openbadges