open badges, an open standard to recognize, verify and celebrate learning

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open badges

An Open standard to recognize, verify and

celebrate learning


Eric Rousselle, Discendum Inc.


Why Open Badges?

Some examples of open badges

MembershipStatement / attitudeOpen credentialCertification

An Open Badge is more than a digital badge; its verified proof of learning build on an open standard

What is the value of a badge?

The value of an Open Badge is a chain of values!

Who is using open badges?AssociationsSchools and universitiesEarly adopters:Second wave:Training companies / continuing education centersCorporate sector

Adoption of the open badges concept201298 issuersApprox. a thousand issued badges

2013 1915 issuersApprox. 235 000 issued badges

201413 000 issuersApprox. 1,1 million issued badges

Global standard

Finnish project 2013 - 2015Open Badges issuing platform designed for organizationsStrong management toolsOpen API for distributed issuing of badgesUsed by 433 organizations from 56 countries, 27 300 badges issued

OBFs key featuresCentralized creation and management but distributed issuing of badges (open API, plugins)Badge applications (request badges)Milestone badges supporting learning pathwaysBadge sharing features making it possible for organizations to share and issue common badges (badge ecosystem)

what can i do with my badges?

OBP - learning from earnersExploring the impact of the community / social interaction in the organicvalue of badgesReinventing the ePortfolio with Open BadgesOpen innovation / Open source / Open APIGlobal cloud service, scalabilityTechnology: Clojure, React, Bootstrap

welcome to the salava open source project!Open Badge Passport community editionCode released by Discendum under Apache 2.0 licenseTehcnology: Clojure, React, BootstrapFinancial support: DML5 Open Badge Passport project and Discendum Inc.

linkshttps://openbadgefactory.com (opens soon)

thank you!

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