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Open BadgesMaking Learning VisibleSFU VersionMarch 6, 2015

Don Presant

Longer presentation support page: About Learning AgentsAbout Don Presant1Education la carteShes come undone... The PhD Employment GapExpectation meets

The problem is threefold: attitude, employability, and job searching

BUT...Knowledge is not enoughNEW RESOURCES:

PSE: 39.4%Where are Canadas PhDs Employed?Another Burning Platform...Outcomes Based LearningA knowledge base for engineeringProblem AnalysisInvestigationDesignUse of engineering toolsIndividual & team workCommunication skillsProfessionalismImpact of engineering on society & the environmentEthics & equityEconomics & project managementLife-long learning

CEAB Graduate Attributes: many are soft skills70:20:10 RuleNot all learning takes place in the classroom

deakinprime.comwikipedia.orgCo-Curricular Records

Vision of Co-Curricular Records What Problem are We Solving?Student Engagement Student SuccessValue learning outside the classroom

Track, measure & authenticate

LeadershipCommunity serviceAthletics Special interestsSpecialized skills and knowledge

Evidence-based support for further goals:

Academicscholarships, awards, bursariestransfer to senior college community college to universitygraduate school

EmploymentWBL/WIL, internships placements, permanent jobsWhat Problem are We Solving?

when they are going out to search for a job, they are able to submit their co-curricular record along with their transcript and show their whole, overall student experience.

University of CalgaryUniversity Affairs 2010

ExampleA transcript for graduate employabilityEmployers dont want another piece of paper!ccr.utoronto.caEmployability (Trent University, 2013)Employer Responses to the Co-Curricular RecordProblem solving abilities, adaptability/flexibility, enthusiasm/dedication, communication (written & verbal), personable nature, ability to learn, Top Skills or QualitiesTypes of activitiesInterest in CCR as a paper document:Students should use the document as a tool for reviewing their co-curricular experiences and reflecting on what skills/learning achievements were gained from each.

Any relevant co-curricular experiences should be incorporated into the resume, and potentially referenced in the cover letter.Longer-term commitments demonstrate a greater level of student investment; leadership roles are valued.minimal11Why not the whole story... online?AcademicTranscriptCo-CurricularRecordExperiencedLearningFormalLearningePortfolioAccreditedExperiential LearningDegreeCoursesThesis / Capstone ProjectUnapprovedCo-CurricularActivitiesWorkExperience-past-currentOpenCourses,PDApprovedCo-Curricular. ActivitiesPersonal Life Experience-past-currentPLAR/RPLPaper SilosIssues with certification today Transparency issuesDumb paper often needs other documents, e.g. syllabusProxy only not the whole storyEasy to forgePhysical issuesDifficult to share, easy to loseRecognition issuesLack of granularityLack of contextno links to supporting evidenceExperiential learning not valuedLack of alignment, transfer, articulation (stackability)ePortfolios>75% 5 key learning outcomes: critical thinking, complex problem-solving, written and oral communication and applied knowledge in real-world settingsIt Takes More than a Major2013 survey of 318 of American Colleges & Universities (AAC&U)93% Candidates demonstrated capacity to think critically, communicate clearly, and solve complex problems is more important than their undergraduate major>80%An electronic portfolio would be useful to them in ensuring that job applicants have the knowledge and skills they need to succeed in their company or organization15Your Accidental ePortfolioTracking your digital footprints study

n = 2,775 US/Canada July 2013 Some of the search activity happens before candidates are even called for a job interview.eSourcing is SocialEmployers want to find you

Oct 2014

17Employer managed Human Capital tool like ePortfolio, but without learner ownership

Bell, AlcanIs LinkedIn enough?

With ideas from: Does LinkedIn work as an ePortfolio?PRO

Awareness workplace focus (esp. North America)

EvidenceSlideshareInfographicsVideos, Recommendations (?)

Social networkFriend of a Friend

Personal Learning NetworkLinkedIn GroupsTimelinesCON

Flexibilitycustomization, segmentation alignment to requirements/outcomeinteroperability - feeding to/from other sites

Archivingfile storage

Private modesreflection, formative assessment, mentoring

Learning frameworksself-assessment, plans, rubrics, etc.

Audiencebeyond white collar older worker? (79% are 35+)

OwnershipTerms of Use, business model18Benefits of Learner Owned ePortfoliosPersonal control and privacy

Not at the mercy of social media business Public and private use

ArchiveReflective chamberShowcaseRecognition tool

all in one packageSupports Recognition of Prior LearningMore flexible, shareable version of paper portfoliosReduces wasteful repetition of training and education

Open Badgesmicro-portfoliosWhat are Open Badges?Brief

21 of Badges


Badge Tracking Android App Since pre-Roman timesBlue LightAchievementAffiliationSkillsMilitaryScoutingHeraldryDigital BadgesGamification, engagement,

A digital representation of an accomplishment, interest or affiliation that is visual, available online and contains metadata including trusted links that help explain the context, meaning, process and result of an activity. As an open artefact, the earner can present the badge in different contexts from which it was earned.

What is an Open Badge?Micro-credential - modular record of learningClear progress markersmotivating learners, supporting advisorsFlexible learning pathwaysgranular, incremental, multi-source, laddered, remixableVisual brandingissuers and earnersOnline trust systemdemonstrate skills & capabilitiesproof of performancebacked by issuer A skills ecosystemOpen Badges, micro-portfolios in social networksGoing digital helpsseparatingcombiningassessingaligningvalorisingvalidatingsharingsearchingOpen Badges & Social Media

Curated in ePortfolio

Interactive criteria

Pulled from BackpackLinkedIn Profile

Facebook timelineWhat is an Open Badge?Different perspectivesa simple digital standard for recognizing and sharing achievements, skills and performance.SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT

A micro-credential

A discrete recordin a modular transcriptTECHNICAL DESCRIPTION

A portable graphic with an embedded description and links to supporting informationFORMATIVE ASSESSMENT

A reward forpositive (prescribed) behaviour

A marker on a development pathHow do Open Badges support learning?Some uses of badgescan be combined...Recognize Status


Group Keep artefacts Souvenirs of experienceMotivate learning

Game mechanics

Set goals (missions)

Track progressSet goals

Learning pathwaysAssess &Recognize Learning

Formal, non-formal, informal

Fill recognition gaps not currently well-servedSimple, versatile, agnostic...Small pieces can build powerful systems

Julian RiddenADULTYOUTHOpen Badges: Lifelong, Lifewide LearningLOWSTAKESHIGHSTAKESVolunteerExperienceWorkPlacementsAfterSchoolProgramsClassroomEngagementWorkplaceEngagementPersonalLearningMOOCsCo-CurricularRecordWorkshopsP/T & SummerJobsAdmission toHigher EdAdmission toPost GradSchoolsJob HireConferencesRecognitionof PriorLearningEmployabilityPortfolioCareerTransitionCommunitiesofPracticeMemberships,AffiliationsAwards,AchievementsTeamBuildingProfessionalCredentialsSoftCredentialsRed Cross, Cadets, Scouts,etc.E-learningCoursesFormativeFeedbackAwards,AchievementsContinuingEducationEmployee DevelopmentOUs OpenLearnBadged Open Courses

Starting with 5 open courses


Statements of Participation

does not carry any formal credit towards a qualification as it is not subject to the same rigour as formal assessment.1. Taking the first steps into higher education 2. Succeed with learning3. Succeed with maths Part 1 4. Succeed with maths Part 25. English: skills for learning Not MOOCs perpetually

Purdue UniversityBalancing Badges with GradesVideo playlist:

Adding value to gradesPurdue UniversityOpen BadgesGradesLearner control over presentation and ownershipA-F grading system focuses on sorting-based assessment and can be opaque.Transparency of learner attainments and masteryNot always indicators of actual capabilities.(Often) provide specific evidence for learner attainments from life-wide contextsDo not explicitly address informal learning except via Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) processesAdapted from Bill Watson, PurduePoly 2014 (YouTube )Leveraging learners badge-earning pathways to:assist issuers in improving their instructional designscaffold learners reflect