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<p>Quality and Open BadgesGrinne Hamilton@grainnehamiltongrainne.hamilton@digitalme.co.uk</p> <p>A City &amp; Guilds Group Business</p> <p>DigitalMe Dedicated to ensure learners gain recognition for all their skills use badges to help the showcase their skills to unlock opportunities for learing and employment </p> <p>So first of all why did we get involved with Open Badges? </p> <p>Believe, like most people do that learning is much more than the paper based certficates problem is that learning, informal learning or applied learning isnt recognised. </p> <p>Presents a real problem for us because over the past 10 yrs weve collaborated on countless informal or applied learning programmes young people arent getting the recognition for learning</p> <p>Over yrs weve tried to map our programmes against qualifications either too inflexible or they come and at governments whim</p> <p>When Badges came along they seemed to offer an opporunity for us to take control of acreditation within our programmes</p> <p>Now we spend our time working with a whole range or organisations helping them implmenet</p> <p>CAPTURE + SHOWCASE WHAT MATTERSWe are all unique</p> <p>#</p> <p>A web standard which captures &amp; communicates skills and attributes across the web</p> <p> Open Badges </p> <p>Open Badges is new technologystandard which skills to be captured and shared.</p> <p>Like email is a standard everyone recognises open badges are a new standard for the communication of skills</p> <p>http://openbadges.org</p> <p>Develop by Mozilla Foundation global non-profit. Mozilla is a global, nonprofit organization dedicated to making the Web better. We believe that the Web is a shared public resource to be cared for, not a commodity to be sold. Creates open source tools to enable people to learn how to create the web, not just consume it.</p> <p>Good ethos around privacy and data open badges are about enabling learners to own their own dataDesigned specifically for skills recognitionSpecifically to create new learning pathways. </p> <p>Open in two ways: Anyone can create them (brings up issues of value) Open data user owns their data and can display where they choose to</p> <p>So how does this work? </p> <p>What do we do?</p> <p>Open badges arent for professionals, theyre just for kids</p> <p>(Agree or Disagree?) </p> <p>#</p> <p>Accreditation</p> <p>Evidence is submittedBadge validated, Evidence is verified Skills are endorsedBadges are shared</p> <p>Multi point validation and quality assurance </p> <p>#</p> <p>openbadgeacademy.com/employabilitypractitioner</p> <p> Evidence-based CPD </p> <p>A City &amp; Guilds Group Collaboration#</p> <p>Seen this report? Developed by the City &amp; Guilds Alliance.Learning to be Employable asserts that the skills needed for employability can be taught and groups these skills into six transferable skills and eight habits of mind. The report brings together different thinking around employability and gives practical advice for tutors about how to embed employability skills into an FE setting. It gives some academic rigour to something that has been hard to define and underpins this with case studies and practical suggestions as to how training providers, colleges and schools might cultivate more employable young people. </p> <p>Aligned to this report City and Guilds have developed four CPD credentials aimed at all learning delivery professionals. Can be earned by people have the opportunity to directly engage with learners to cultivate their employability skills but aspire to that role, or maybe they could make changes to processes that would have a positive impactRecognised pain point for customers people are not confident delivering employability, along with learners not being confident around being able to learn this stuff. Not an ideal combination!</p> <p>Nothing about the report, we got involved after it was delivered. Sally may have some comms but she hasnt shared them with me: I have this about why we developed an Academy (hope it is helpful)What are these credentials and why did we develop them? These credentials dovetail with hot-off-the-press research by City &amp; Guilds and the Centre for Real-World Learning where Employability skills are grouped into: (i) 6 Transferable Skills and (ii) 8 habits of mind. This report gives some academic rigour to something that has been hard to define and underpins this with case studies and practical suggestions as to how training providers, colleges and schools might cultivate more employable young people. These CPD credentials offer a way to provide professional recognition and reward to individuals who wish to engage with this area and embed it into their curricular and co-curricular experiences their students. And because we have built this CPD recognition offer using Open Badges we are offering people the chance to be part of, and learn more about, this EdTech revolution. Because Open Badges can be shared with to share with employers, educators or colleagues via social media sits such as LinkedIn, Facebook or Twitter people can showcase their updated ability in an increasingly competitive industry.Who is our Academy aimed at? The academy is for Learning Delivery Staff (tutors, trainers, teachers, education managers) who want to demonstrate continued professional development in line with: best-practice, regulatory, industry and social and economic change.Its for staff who: appreciate support in identifying valuable professional development opportunities to maintain and advance skills and/or want to have their post-qualification professional development recognised and be accredited for the time invested and activities undertaken and/or want to demonstrate the knowledge and skills that they have and want to showcase updated ability in an increasingly competitive industry.Its an alternative approach to CPD which is meaningful and related to specific learning which can be transferred to a persons workplace.Will a credential help me to get a promotion?City &amp; Guilds Digital Credentials provide verification of an individuals professional development skills. With rapid change and an increasingly competitive climate this portable and highly visible validation of skills by the UKs largest and most longstanding vocational awarding organisation will go a long way in securing recognition by employers, learners and peers.</p> <p>Introducing Ecommerce + AO robust assessment workflowWorld Association of Chefs (WACS)Using the OBA to deliver valid and reliable AO awarded customised qualification credentialsRobust assessment workflows and data security now allow for more formal and regulated credentials Earners discover, buy, evidence are issued their qual. in the OBA</p> <p> World Association of Chefs (WACS) </p> <p>#</p> <p>ANNAs CARE PROFILEAnna is awarded her Domiciliary Care Registration Badge.</p> <p>Anna now has her own personal profile that she can build and share with others, adding other credentials that she feels are relevant.</p> <p>+</p> <p> Who is using Open Badges? </p> <p>#</p> <p>What do we do?</p> <p>A badge will never have as much credibility as a certificate</p> <p>(Agree or Disagree?) </p> <p>#</p> <p>Open Badges and quality management</p> <p>www.openbadgenetwork.com/</p> <p>Open Badges is new technologystandard which skills to be captured and shared.</p> <p>Like email is a standard everyone recognises open badges are a new standard for the communication of skills</p> <p>www.openbadgenetwork.com/The Open Badge Network discussion paper took the following format:</p> <p>A survey on quality informed the paper. 39 complete responsesPersona based approach - issuer, earner, viewerFindings presented in relation to the different stages of an Open Badge initiative: initial design; implementation; delivery and review.A Quality Canvas is being created and will have a similar structure to the Digitalme Badge Design Canvas but allow users to explore high level quality considerations of their Open Badge initiatives Quality Management in Open Badges O7A1 </p> <p> Quality has an objective and a subjective dimension </p> <p>Proud to be a partner in the Open Badge Network Europe Project</p> <p> Findings - Initial Design To support a clear foundation for your badge initiative:Be clear about your long term goal for badges Understand what opportunities you want to enable through the badge ecosystem, for yourself, your badge earners and the viewers of your awarded badgesAlign your badge goal to the opportunities you want to enable and your desired strategic outcomes for badgesOnce you are clear on the above, consider how you will implement these, bearing in mind quality considerations for implementation.</p> <p>www.openbadgenetwork.com/</p> <p>Proud to be a partner in the Open Badge Network Europe Project</p> <p>Be clear about the intended audiences for your badgeDevelop a role-based value proposition - be clear about why those engaging with your badge would want to earn, issue or view it Ensure your intended earners know the intended issuing organisation (this may not be the same as the badge creators) Develop networks around your badge schemeOpen Badge Networks resource, Guidelines for Badges in Territories (O4A3)Ensure the type of evidence earners must provide is appropriate for what you want to assess, that badge content is well presented and that the badge will show the recipient has learned something. Aim to indicate the level of the badge and if it aligns with a competency frameworkOpen Badge Network Competency Repository is available under Infrastructure outputs (O2A3)Put quality assurance processes in place around the creation, assessing, awarding and management of your badges</p> <p> Findings - Implementation </p> <p>www.openbadgenetwork.com/</p> <p>Proud to be a partner in the Open Badge Network Europe Project</p> <p>Select a delivery platform that includes elements you need. These might include:The ability for earners to upload and store evidence in the system (reducing the chance of broken links to evidence)The ability to create, issue and track badges in the same systemEarner verificationSelect a delivery platform that includes the elements badge earners and viewers want, e.g.:Issuer and earner verificationEnabling earners to search for and find badgesEnabling earners to view the badge evidence of others (so that they can understand what is required of them for the badge task and to benchmark and improve their own work)The ability for earners to set the visibility of their badges and share them to social media and professional profilesThe ability to leave endorsements on badge evidence Ability for the badge earner to communicate with the person they are earning the badge from</p> <p> Findings - Delivery </p> <p>www.openbadgenetwork.com/</p> <p>Proud to be a partner in the Open Badge Network Europe Project</p> <p>Based on survey findings, Issuers want:</p> <p>To be able to choose an evidence type that is relevant to the context, such as asking earners to submit a reflective piece or demonstrate their applied skills via a video etcTo have quality assurance processes in place To develop badges as part of a wider badge schemeTo use a badge issuing system that enables earners to upload and store their evidence in the system (thereby reducing the chance of broken links with evidence held in 3rd party systems)</p> <p> Role based quality considerations - Issuer </p> <p>www.openbadgenetwork.com/</p> <p>Proud to be a partner in the Open Badge Network Europe Project</p> <p>Based on survey findings, Earners want:</p> <p>The badge issuer to be a well established organisation (Developing networks around badge schemes might help in this regard)To be able to benchmark their work against others' work in order to improve their badge evidenceA system for earning badges that allows them to search for and find badgesA system for displaying badges that allows them to set the visibility of their badges, e.g. hide or show themA system for displaying badges that allows them to share their badges to social media and professional profiles such as LinkedIn</p> <p> Role based quality considerations - Earner </p> <p>www.openbadgenetwork.com/</p> <p>Proud to be a partner in the Open Badge Network Europe Project</p> <p>The viewer stated they would trust a badge if:They were aware of the badge quality assurance procedures implemented by the issuer and believed them to be soundThe badge earner had received endorsements on their evidence from people working or teaching in that fieldThey could quickly ascertain the level of competency the badge indicatedThey believed:Badges should be aligned to competency frameworks Badges should map to a particular framework (When asked to state which competency framework, they didnt specify a particular framework but responded It would help me as a viewer to understand the value of a badge.)</p> <p> Role based quality considerations - Viewer </p> <p>www.openbadgenetwork.com/</p> <p>Proud to be a partner in the Open Badge Network Europe Project</p> <p>What do we do?</p> <p>Drivers: what are the challenges or opportunities you want to address?</p> <p>(E.g. to give recognition for non-formal learning; building talent pipeline; differentiating candidates) </p> <p>#</p> <p> Prototype Quality Canvas </p> <p>www.openbadgenetwork.com/</p> <p>Give recognition for non-formal learning of migrants to enable them to gain meaningful employment</p> <p>www.openbadgenetwork.com/ Prototype Quality Canvas </p> <p>Give recognition for non-formal learning of migrants to enable them to gain meaningful employment</p> <p>www.openbadgenetwork.com/ Prototype Quality Canvas </p> <p>Give recognition for non-formal learning of migrants to enable them to gain meaningful employment</p> <p>www.openbadgenetwork.com/ Prototype Quality Canvas </p> <p>Give recognition for non-formal learning of migrants to enable them to gain meaningful employment</p> <p>www.openbadgenetwork.com/ Prototype Quality Canvas </p> <p>Give recognition for non-formal learning of migrants to enable them to gain meaningful employment</p> <p>www.openbadgenetwork.com/ Prototype Quality Canvas </p> <p>Give recognition for non-formal learning of migrants to enable them to gain meaningful employment</p> <p>Who is using Open Badges?100+ Projects from 17 European Countries200+ Projects World-wideShare your project at www.openbadgenetwork.com(OBN Inventory of Projects)</p> <p>www.openbadgenetwork.com/</p> <p>Badge the world 300 projects worldwide europe projectsNow working with partners on Open Badge Network Erasmus Project</p> <p>www.openbadgenetwork.com/Welcome to the Open Badge Network</p> <p>The Open Badge Network (OBN) is an Erasmus + project which brings together organisations from across Europe to support the development of an Open Badge ecosystem, promoting the use of Open Badges to recognise non-formal and informal learning.</p> <p>Open Badges is an open standard that allows all skills and achievements to be recognised and shared across the web. Schools, universities, employers and informal learning providers globally are using open badges to capture life long learning which is currently unrecognised.</p> <p>This project aims to provide a trusted source of independent information, tools and informed practice to support people who are interested in creating, issuing and earning badges across Europe.</p> <p>Proud to be a partner in the O...</p>