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Friday 8th June 2012

  • 1a - Moving into uncharted waters: are Open Badges the future for accrediting skills?

    by Tim Riches and Doug Belshaw

    Mozilla's new infrastructure for enabling the accreditation of informal learning, Open Badges, has been gaining momentum over the last year. Aiming to 'solve the problem' of recognition for skills and achievements gained outside of formal education, the initiative has heavyweight backers in the form of the US Department of Education, NASA and HASTAC. In this session, Doug Belshaw will explain the need for a new system of accreditation, as well as how Open Badges are well-matched to recognize 21st century skills and unlock career and educational opportunities. Tim Riches from DigitalMe (a DML Competition winner) will give a practical example of how they are testing Open Badges through the Supporter to Reporter (S2R) Medals programme, designed to recognise and reward the development of 21st century learning skills.

    At 11:30am to 12:15pm, Friday 8th June

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