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  1. 1. By Kevin Campbell-Wright Project Officer for Digital Projects, NIACE
  2. 2. For over a hundred years, scouts have used badges. Photo: Wikipedia.Org
  3. 3. You get badges for things you achieve like camping, helping in the community or being able to read a map or demonstrating other skills. Photo: Girl Guides of Canada via Flickr
  4. 4. You wear badges on your shirt, sleeve or a sash so that other scouts can see who you are and what your skills are easily and quickly. Photo: Wikipedia.Org
  5. 5. But for the rest of the world it isnt that easy. Take applying for jobs. Letters, CVs, LinkedIn Profiles. How do you stand out digitally?
  6. 6. What about those small skills you have that you wouldnt put on your CV? How do you record small life experiences?
  7. 7. This is where these come in.
  8. 8. Heres how they work You complete an online activity. It could be anything. Maybe you evaluate something you did in real life. Maybe you write a programme. Maybe you submit a file.
  9. 9. Heres how they work You complete an online activity. It could be anything. Maybe you evaluate something you did in real life. Maybe you write a programme. Maybe you submit a file. You get awarded a badge. It looks just like a picture file. You can share it like a picture file on email or social media. It contains hidden data that says what you go it for, who you got it from and how long its valid for. This data only works with your email address.
  10. 10. Heres how they work You complete an online activity. It could be anything. Maybe you evaluate something you did in real life. Maybe you write a programme. Maybe you submit a file. You get awarded a badge. It looks just like a picture file. You can share it like a picture file on email or social media. It contains hidden data that says what you go it for, who you got it from and how long its valid for. This data only works with your email address. You upload your bade to your Mozilla Backpack Now you can share it directly with employers, colleges, whoever you want. You can have private or public collections. Any badge associated with your email stays there as long as it is valid.
  11. 11. As more courses and activities are done online, more places will award badges. Badges are your digital skills portfolio.
  12. 12. For example...
  13. 13. Awarding bodies (the people who award qualifications like GCSEs and A-Levels) were asked to look at OpenBadges in a 2014 government report.
  14. 14. Computer giant IBM uses OpenBadges as part of their Authorised Training programme....
  15. 15. ...and were issuing them to adult learning professionals across Europe as part of our AE-Pro Training.
  16. 16. This pretty much sums up how they could work, straight from Chris at Mozilla
  17. 17. Find Out More.... Sign Up: https://backpack.openbadges.org/ Follow: @OpenBadges @AEPRO_2014 @KevAtNIACE @NIACEhq Read: https://www.jisc.ac.uk/blog/so-what-are-open-badges-28-aug-2013 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mozilla_Open_Badges Produced 2015 by Kevin Campbell-Wright, NIACE as part of the AEPro Project Some rights reserved. Shared Under Creative Commons 4.0 BY- NC - SA