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The initail information slides of the presentation sessions that was provided to the Blackpool volunteering community by the Volunteer Centre Blackpool, Wyre and Fylde.

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  • 1. The Volunteer Centre Blackpool, Wyre and Fylde Open Badges Training Author: Patrick McGee The Volunteer centre Blackpool, Wyre and Fylde 1
  • 2. Overview of the Do a Bit Project The Do a bit project has been developed to create entry-level or bite-sized volunteering opportunities in the Blackpool area. Open badges has been chosen as an invaluable tool that allows the Volunteer Centre and Volunteer Involving Organisation (VIOs) to recognise and reward their Volunteers. The Volunteer Centre Blackpool, Wyre and Fylde was selected to receive financial support from the 10m Innovation in Giving fund, run by NESTA and funded by the Cabinet Office. The Volunteer centre Blackpool, Wyre and Fylde 2
  • 3. The Open Badges Team Patrick McGee Do a Bit Project Officer Duncan Hodgson Open Badge Presenter The Volunteer centre Blackpool, Wyre and Fylde 3
  • 4. The Mozilla Foundation Mission: To promote openness, innovation & opportunity on the Web. Products include: Firefox web browser Persona sign in Thunderbird email client Much more... including Open Badges The Volunteer centre Blackpool, Wyre and Fylde 4
  • 5. Introducing Open Badges So what are Mozilla Open Badges? The Volunteer centre Blackpool, Wyre and Fylde 5
  • 6. Key concepts of Open Badges Open Badges are... An open technical standard meaning any organisation can create, issue and verify them, and any individual can earn, manage and display them across the web. A way of building a picture of your learning throughout life. Full of information who issued them, what for and when. Totally sharable users can take them anywhere on the web, showing them off to prospective employers and celebrating achievements with friends. The Volunteer centre Blackpool, Wyre and Fylde 6
  • 7. What is a Open Badge? The Volunteer centre Blackpool, Wyre and Fylde 7
  • 8. Visual description of a Open Badge? Organisations issue badges People earn badges and share them Badges unlock new opportunities The Volunteer centre Blackpool, Wyre and Fylde 8
  • 9. So who is using badges? The Volunteer Centre Blackpool, Wyre and Fylde! The first officially recognised Volunteer Centre of both issue and design of Mozilla Open Badges by OpenBadges.org http://openbadges.org/participating-issuers/ The Volunteer centre Blackpool, Wyre and Fylde 9
  • 10. How we badged the Volunteer Centre Mandy Russell designed our badges and created them within a few days! The Open Badges the Volunteer centre currently have are: Photographer Time-keeping Data input Volunteer Co-ordinator Word (junior, expert & specialist) Fundraising Excel (junior, expert & specialist) Cleaning V-base (junior, expert & specialist) Customer care Worst coffee buyer Telephone skills With more being developed daily.. The Volunteer centre Blackpool, Wyre and Fylde 10
  • 11. Badge the UK http://www.digitalme.co.uk/badgetheuk/ - video The Volunteer centre Blackpool, Wyre and Fylde 11
  • 12. Unique Learning Badges http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tmJJOgQ X_Fk - video The Volunteer centre Blackpool, Wyre and Fylde 12
  • 13. Questions? The Volunteer centre Blackpool, Wyre and Fylde 13
  • 14. The value of badges? Badges allow a person to share their skills and competencies with the world... in context. The Volunteer centre Blackpool, Wyre and Fylde 14
  • 15. What do we mean by context? The metadata contained within each badge tells us about the issuer, criteria and evidence allowing us to see the value. The Volunteer centre Blackpool, Wyre and Fylde 15
  • 16. Questions? The Volunteer centre Blackpool, Wyre and Fylde 16
  • 17. Gamification Gamification is the use of game thinking and game mechanics to engage users in solving problems or completing tasks. The Volunteer centre Blackpool, Wyre and Fylde 17
  • 18. Gamification Ted talks - video The Volunteer centre Blackpool, Wyre and Fylde 18
  • 19. Discussions & Questions? The Volunteer centre Blackpool, Wyre and Fylde 19
  • 20. Break 15 mins The Volunteer centre Blackpool, Wyre and Fylde 20
  • 21. Focusing on Skills Within all the learning that we do whether formal or informal we gain skills and competencies. With badges we try to break down each piece of learning into smaller achievements to motivate continued participation. Lets look at an example... The Volunteer centre Blackpool, Wyre and Fylde 21
  • 22. Breaking down skills Customer Service True Time Keeper Mega Mediator Listening Skills Clear Communicator Product Professional The Volunteer centre Blackpool, Wyre and Fylde 22
  • 23. Badging your organisation Now its time to think about your organisation and the possibilities for badges in your work with volunteers... Break into groups Think about what training you offer to your volunteers What badges could you issue them to recognise their learning? Is there any commonality between organisations? You have 10 minutes! The Volunteer centre Blackpool, Wyre and Fylde 23
  • 24. Feedback The Volunteer centre Blackpool, Wyre and Fylde 24
  • 25. Next Steps The Volunteer centre Blackpool, Wyre and Fylde 25
  • 26. Confirmed Dates & Locations Initial Info Sessions 4th October 9.30am - Central Library, Blackpool 10th October 9.30am - Solaris Centre, Blackpool 12th October 9.30am - Central Library, Blackpool VIO Training 17th October 9.30am - Central Library, Blackpool 31st October 9.30am - City Learning Centre, Blackpool 14th November 9.30am - City Learning Centre, Blackpool Volunteer Sessions 5th November - Solaris Centre, Blackpool 27th November - City Learning Centre, Blackpool 30th November - Solaris Centre, Blackpool The Volunteer centre Blackpool, Wyre and Fylde 26
  • 27. Places to find resources & support From Mozilla openbadges.org Open Badges Google Group Elsewhere on the web Badge the UK Unique Learning Badges Open Badges Manchester The Volunteer centre Blackpool, Wyre and Fylde 27
  • 28. End Thanks for reading to our presentation Open invitation to attend the sessions. So please visit and you may receive your own Volunteer Centre Blackpool, Wyre and Fylde Open Badge The Volunteer centre Blackpool, Wyre and Fylde 28