[Webinar] Creating a new learning currency with Open Badges

Open Badges provide a way to earn, issue and share achievements across the web and represent a paradigm shift in how and what we recognise in terms or a person’s ability. They can help people to evidence their skills, personal attributes and interests and are being issued by employers as well as educational institutions to link people to employment, apprenticeships and further learning. There have been a number of developments recently in the Open Badges sphere, both to the Open Badge specification and around uptake. Grainne Hamilton will discuss these, highlight some current projects and developments in industry, further and higher education and share some of the thinking influencing technical developments at DigitalMe.


Click here to access a recording of the session (slides below)


About the presenter

Grainne Hamilton’s varied background includes leading the development of the Jisc Open Badges Toolkit, contributing to the Mozilla Discover Open Badges project, which investigated badge-based pathways to employment, as well as founding and facilitating the Open Badges in Scottish Education Group. Most recently, she was Senior Consultant at Blackboard, which involved helping a global range of clients make best use of their teaching and learning systems. She is now Programme Director for Higher Education and Adult Learning with DigitalMe and is further developing the Open Badges ecosystem in Scotland. - See more at: http://digitalme.co.uk/about-us

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9 Jul 2015 3:30 PM   to   4:30 PM

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