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Open Badges Webinar Series Mozilla Open Badges 101: Digging Into Badges Click to watch on YouTube: http://youtu.be/Zdv6R2BiYq4 Mozilla's Open Badges is a new system for credentialing and accreditation that makes it possible for learners everywhere to get recognition for lifelong learning of all kinds through digital badges, and then collect and share those badges across the Web for real results like jobs. But what does this mean for your organization? And how do you get started? Join Mozilla's Marketing + Community Strategy Lead, Megan Cole, for this one-hour webinar, in which she will walk you through the foundation of Open Badges. If you're new to Open Badges, or have a basic understanding but want to go deeper, this webinar is for you! Check out Open Badges 201: Badge System Design & Technical Overview, here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VQIgrUtLOv4&feature=youtu.be @OpenBadges #OpenBadges

Transcript of Mozilla Open Badges 101: Jan. 29 webinar

  • 1. Open Badges 101 Digging into Badges Presented by: Jade Forester @OpenBadges
  • 2. Todays Webinar What is a Badge Why Open Badges Details on the OBI Current Status of Ecosystem Badgekit Launch And more...
  • 3. @OpenBadges #OpenBadges
  • 4. What are the problems we need to solve?
  • 5. Education and workforce are changing.
  • 6. GPAs are worthless as a criteria for hiring and test scores are worthless...Your ability to perform at Google is completely unrelated to how you performed when you were in school, because the skills you acquired in college are very different... http://techcrunch.com/2013/06/22/the-technical-interview-is-
  • 7. Tension between economic mobility, innovation and access.
  • 8. Challenges by sector:
  • 9. Current system is broken: drop outs, not ready for college/careers Exploring new approaches: personalized learning, competency- based Wrong accountability measures, wrong credentials K-12
  • 10. Isabel, 10th grader Struggles with some subjects in school Nets out to average, despite doing many things well Involved in many activities No way to keep her from falling behind K-12 Education: Story
  • 11. Tawa, 7th grade teacher Must teach to the test No room to innovate or attend to individual needs No insight into student interests K-12 Education: Story
  • 12. Strong networks, compelling learning Not connected to schools Does not count for learners Afterschool
  • 13. Eduardo, 7th grader Below average student in school Emerging technologist and mentor in afterschool program Does not realize this is legitimate learning Afterschool: Story
  • 14. Expensive, inconsistent quality Growing gap between university and careers Monopoly on credentials Higher Education / University
  • 15. Ahmed, recent grad Brings transcript to a job interview Surprised that this means little to employer No way to demonstrate skills and granular learning University: Story
  • 16. Workforce changing, its not always enough to have a degree New skills are important, new economies have emerged Employers can't find right matches Workforce
  • 17. Sal, displaced worker Does not know what skills he needs for a new job University is not an option Has no way to demonstrate skills he has learned on the job Workforce: Story
  • 18. Joelle, hiring manager Cant find the right people for the job Has hired the wrong person several times, at great cost Wants better tools for assessing what candidates can do Workforce: Story
  • 19. Education and workforce are changing.
  • 20. No single institution can prepare someone.
  • 21. Need a connected ecosystem of learning.
  • 22. Need credentials that capture and communicate learning and skills.
  • 23. Reimagining credentials.
  • 24. What are badges?
  • 25. badges = digital representations of a skill or achievement
  • 26. scouting may be the first example that comes to mind, but...
  • 27. more and more, badges represent achievements on the web
  • 28. some are just for fun or social status
  • 29. but increasingly the skills are real, based on real tasks and work
  • 30. reflecting real skills - which employers and schools are looking for
  • 31. and willing to pay for, hire for, give credit for real results
  • 32. Why badges?
  • 33. Capture complete learning path.
  • 34. Build and communicate reputation and identity.
  • 35. Reinvent or augment existing credentials: granular, evidenced-based and transferable.
  • 36. Surface skills and competencies that are important and give people a way to plug in.
  • 37. Even better: shared badge ecosystem
  • 38. Not just digital badges, but open badges.
  • 39. Mozillas Open Badge Infrastructure
  • 40. Free and open source software - Backpacks and APIs
  • 41. In this badge ecosystem a badge is more than just a badge
  • 42. Issuer information Earner information Criteria URL Evidence URL Standards Alignment Taxonomy / Tags Open Badge Standard
  • 43. 1 year ago: 98 issuers; 1K badges Today: 1900 issuers; 210K badges
  • 44. Who is using badges? (and how are they using them?)
  • 45. Stories, revisited.
  • 46. Isabel, 10th grader Struggles with some subjects in school Nets out to average, despite doing many things well Involved in many activities No way to keep her from falling behind K-12 Education: Story
  • 47. Get badges for all activities Reward granular accomplishments and strengths in school Use combination of badges to better understand and guide her Includes badges on college applications K-12 Education: Story
  • 48. Tawa, 7th grade teacher Must teach to the test No room to innovate or attend to individual needs No insight into student interests K-12 Education: Story
  • 49. Issue badges for skills and extra learning in the classroom Use badges from out of school to better understand and guide students Even earn badges herself for innovative practices K-12 Education: Story
  • 50. Recognized students not motivated by As Badging coursework, skills, attendance Students have a passport Goal is that a completed passport leads to local college acceptance K-12: Corona-Norco School District
  • 51. Corona Norco School District in California
  • 52. Corona Norco School District in California
  • 53. Eduardo, 7th grader Below average student in school Emerging technologist and mentor in afterschool program Does not realize this is legitimate learning Afterschool: Story
  • 54. Badges for his le