Open Badges for Work - Making Learning Visible

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An exploration of the convergence of micro-credentials, open badges, badge passports and eportfolios for workplace human capital development. Tons of examples and ideas. Part of a series on Open Badges for different audiences by Learning Agents. Embedded at with other resources and pages. Moved from a duplicate account (


<ul><li> 1. Open Badges:Visual Pathways to the FutureWORKPLACE VERSIONJune 17, 2014Don PresantPresentation</li></ul> <p> 2. CME ManitobaPartnerships for jobs and growth Lean Training Technological Innovation Trade and export markets Youth Careers AME 2015 3. Impact Internet Mobile Social media Personalization Gamification For fun For change For learning 4. Digital DysfunctionIssues in typical resume assessment Self-reported history No/inappropriate guidance for candidates Lack of standardization, alignment, validation 6-second read No scoring sheet, metrics, no training forassessors Inappropriate knockout factors ATS and keyword SEO 5. Need: Stackable Workplace Skillse.g. Health Care, Manufacturing (US)Career One Stop - US Dept of Labor 6. Need for ClarityA Competency-Based Credentialing ProcessMaking a Market for Competency-Based Credentials 7. Enterprise GamificationAn emerging business opportunityRewards programs, performance management, employee onboarding,learning and development 8. Digital badges and skills passportsCorporate perspective 9. What is an Open Badge?Leverages the digital Storable Keeping securely in online vaults, galleries Shareable (L)earner curating selected collections Matching to skills requirements Linkable Connecting to evidence, outcomes Stackable Laddering, clustering, leveling up Plannable Goal setting, missions, quests Fun! but not just for kids 10. What is an Open Badge?Different perspectivesTECHNICAL DESCRIPTION A portable graphic with an embedded description and links tosupporting informationSUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT A micro-credential A discrete chunk of a modular transcriptFORMATIVE ASSESSMENT A reward for positive (prescribed) behaviour A marker on a development patha simple digital standard for recognizing and sharingachievements, skills and performance 11. Open BadgesMaking learning visible Clear progress markers Motivating learners, supportingadvisors Flexible learning pathways Granular, incremental, multi-source,laddered, remixable Visual branding Issuers and learners Online trust system Demonstrate skills &amp; capabilities Proof of performance Backed by issuer 12. Simplicity is powerSimple structure: image + 13. Open Badges and Badge PassportsMicro credentials - modular record of learningRichard Wyles, Totara LMS at MaharaUK12 14. Open BadgesAn evolving ecosystem 15. Workforce entry 16. Workforce.ioIntegrated skills workflowEvaluate skillsmatch to employer needscoach/teach to fill gapsflow to hire 17. Badge PathwaysMozilla Discover (Gates funding) 18. Career &amp; Technical Education (CTE)National Occupational Competency Testing Inst. (NOCTI) 19. High stakes credentialingProfessional Examination Service 20. Pearson Acclaim (VUE)If Pearson are getting into badges.Acclaims uniqueapproachis to work withacademic institutions andhigh-stakes credentialingorganizations to offerdiplomas, certificates andother professionalcredentials as Open 21. Badges and employersTransparent credibility 22. Performance/Compliance Management(Future Vision) 23. Top 5 Benefits of Open Badgesfor Workplace Human Capital Development Motivate employees to learn Credential in-house training Recognize informal learning Performance oriented PortableDetails and discussion (and nice badge graphics) at:E-Learning Provocateur (Ryan Tracey) 24. Badges for Leadership 25. More Badges for Leadership 26. Open Badges &amp; Sector OrganizationsMeeting the skills needs of SMEs Accrediting internal training and education Leadership, front line Brokering external training &amp; education Promoting &amp; recognizing informal learning Knowledge transfer, performance support Social learning (communities of practice) Experiential learning (e.g. exercises, projects, placements) Self-directed learning (e.g. reading, reflection, missions) Providing skills passports Workplace development, team building, career mobility Branding sector organization as a skills channel Direct delivery, brokering, aggregation 27. A dark side to badges for work?What if you badge them and they leave? Perceived threats: Potential for poaching by recruiters Ticket to ride for HiPos (High Potentials) The other side of the coin: What if you dont and they stay (and fester)? Isnt this a great way to recruit new talent, especially for SMEs? Sector organizations can build community talent pipelines for SMEs Can you get HiPos to stay with more challenges and recognition? (See stats comparing results of different employee engagement strategies) And if theyre producing lots moremaybe pay them a bit more? One possible strategy: skills escrow? Make internally awarded employer-awarded badges private, until theemployee leaves (e.g. inside Moodle or other LMS)Open for online discussion and comment at the E-Learning Provocateur: 28. Badging KirkpatrickFor workplace learning (work in progress)Kirkpatrick Level Affordances &amp; Indicators5: ROI (Phillips) Badge reports comparing different programs, differentdepartments against bottom line measures Badges, advancement and retention comparing differnet badgesto different outcomes4: Results Badges for individuals in departments, functions, regions Individual badges can be aggregated for organizations: Lean,Green, ISO, Top Employer, Safe Workplace, etc. Badges can demonstrate regulatory compliance (Health &amp; Safety)3: Transfer Badge collections: sequencing, laddering, clustering Badges from multiple sources curated in badge passports &amp;channeled to recognition goals Badges in eportfolios enhanced with reflection2: Learning Badges with transparent embedded skills outcomes1: Reaction Visual appeal, gamification, activity completion 29. Badging the OrganizationRecognizing Positive / Productive 30. Open Badge FactoryCloud-based badge management &amp; 31. Open Badge FactoryDetailed Reports 32. Open Badge FactoryBadge Application 33. Features and Current: Controlled access for organizations Controlled roles within organizations Creator, Issuer, Administrator Detailed reports Badge applications Coming: Meta-badges (Mega Badges) (c. June) Linear, clustered Badge Passport (c. June) Private/public badges, badge collections Mobile display Suggestions from the beta community 34. BadgesPassportsPortfolios?Tools to channel the full spectrum of skills Technical Skills Essential Skills HARD: literacy, numeracy, document management, digital skills SOFT: working with others, critical thinking, problem solving, etc. Conference Board Employability Skills 2000+ Attitudes, adaptability, resilience 21st Century Skills Multi-literacies, learning and innovation skills Leadership Skills Values, ethics, responsibilityEvidence of:achievements, abilities and affiliationscurated, reflected upon and remixed for recognition goals 35. Badges curated in ePortfolioswith other evidence &amp; reflectionFOR Learning OF Learningfocused on process focused on productsupports learning demonstrates learningprivate workshop public shop windowa learning environment a showcase of learningachievementslearning activities learning outcomesformative assessment summative assessmentlower stakes higher stakes 36. ePortfolios: leveraging the eThe Flexible Binder for the 21st Century Information Management capabilities Collecting, archiving, sharing, multiple versioning Quick links to cross-reference evidence Accessible multimedia with free Web 2.0 tools Align to frameworks, rubrics, track learning over time Social learning, digital identity Building professional profile, Personal Learning network Digital technology skills, Internet literacy Demonstrated by and within the ePortfolio Learning and collaboration integration Online research: documents, networks Easy to add comments, edit, mentor, coach 37. Shameless plug: savvyfolio.netMulti-institution ePortfolio based on MaharaProfessional Body Workplace TrainerCollegeEmployer Industry Sector BodyUniversityAdult Learning CentreEmployability Agency 38. Presentation and support material learningagents.caTwitter: donpresantePortfolio: </p>