Originally developed for the CAPLA 2015 Conference and updated several time since then, this fast-paced presentation explores evolving global practices for digital credentialing systems using the Mozilla Open Badges standard.
It frames the needs, outlines how Open Badges meet those needs, then provides living examples, case studies, and active research across a wide variety of contexts.
Open Badges are used as digital credentials by educators, professional bodies and employers around the world because they provide a better way to recognize learning, especially learning that takes place outside a classroom. They are trustable quality tokens of skills and achievements that can be displayed in e-portfolios and social media.
Open Badges are modular and ”stackable”: they can be linked together into flexible development pathways and can support Competency Based Education and RPL.