(601) Designing Open Badges in the Wild

A session at Mozilla Festival 2012

Saturday 10th November, 2012

11:00am to 1:00pm (GMT)

Open Badges are a relatively new concept in UK education - both formal and informal. Unlike in the US where there are a number of DML Competition-funded projects mid-way through their work, there is only one of these in the UK (Supporter2Reporter). Nevertheless, there are a number of people already doing some work in the area.

This session will allow participants to discuss how badges might be used within a UK context, as well as facilitate partnerships and understanding between diverse organisations. We'd like to get people thinking through badge system design in their particular context(s) and have a go at creating a badge in the session itself.

This session will be divided into two, one-hour sessions:

_Session 1

  • Opening icebreaker activity
  • Circle of people's experiences and context
  • Overview of Open Badges and what people are doing with them - participants come up with three 'tags' for their (planned) project
  • Break into small groups based on shared interests
  • Circle with feedback from groups and further discussion
  • Preparation for Session 2

_Session 2

  • Opening circle, welcoming new arrivals
  • Quick overview of Session 1
  • Groups start designing badge, starting with behaviours they want to promote and moving on to considering metadata to include
  • Quick break to share what groups have done so far
  • Groups finish off, including rough graphic design
  • Closing circle

About the speakers

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Design + community gal with @Mozilla. #openbadges

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Sunny Lee

Future of Learning! @EdSurge #OpenBadges @badgechain tambourine, orange, sriracha, costumes (on others), soup, good eats, friends, your #1 fan. My own thoughts. bio from Twitter

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Andrew Sliwinski

Co-founder & Chief Maker of DIY.org Co-founder of Detroit's first hackerspace, OmniCorp Detroit

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Doug Belshaw

Open Educational Thinkerer

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1pm (601) Make Open Badges Better by Sunny Lee, Mike Larsson and emgollie

6 attendees

  • Åke Nygren
  • Doug Belshaw
  • emgollie
  • Daniel Stucke
  • Sunny Lee
  • Andrew Sliwinski

1 tracker

  • Ketan Majmudar

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Mozilla Festival 2012

England England, London

9th11th November 2012

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Time 11:00am1:00pm GMT

Date Sat 10th November 2012


6. Floor, Ravensbourne

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