Introductions to Badging
This poster was presented at the OELMA 2012 and MLA 2012 conferences. Review the content here to refresh your memory.
An Open Badge System Framework: A Foundational Piece on Assessment and Badges for Open, Informal and Social Learning Environments
Download the white paper written by Mozilla on the major tenants of the digital badge movement in education.
Download a handout which provides succinct explanation of what the Open Badges Infrastructure (OBI) actually does-- making it possible to put badges in one place and share them with others online.
Mozilla frames the Open Badge Infrastructure here. It outlines the system developed to help implement and store Badges.
Get Ideas About Badging
View the proposals and hear from the winners of the 2012 Digital Media and Learning Competition on Badges for Lifelong Learning.
Prof. Dan Hickey of Indiana University presents readers with thoughtful insight into implementing badges assessment tools and utilizing them as resources in education. Digital and Media Learning content and the Badges for Lifelong Learning initiative are discussed frequently.
This white paper from Digital Learning Now discusses the uses of digital backpacks in schools to provide alternative assessments and create more personalized learning.
P2PU is an open education website. Users must create a log in and will be able to explore and complete courses already created or develop their own. Interact with the greater community, learn new skills, and even teach others new skills while earning badges in the process.
HASTAC's (pronounced Haystack) website provides visitors with a wealth of resources and information. Up to date news, events, and blog posts give readers a perspective on current issues and happenings.
This is a platform Mozilla developed in order to help people store their earned badges. Users much create a log in and can upload their badges as they earn them to share all of their learned skills.
This is the site created for the OELMA Conference badges. It includes all the badges developed for the conference that attendees could earn along with the description and criteria necessary to earn each badge.
This online community provides badge challenges for educators to bolster professional development.
Create Your Own Badges
Badg.us is a platform that helps people create badges. It allows for layers of metadata to be established and easily integrates with the Mozilla Open Badge Infrastructure (OBI). It is structured in a very open way allowing wide access and utility.
ForAllBadges is another resource that provides a platform for a user to create and issue their badges to students and participants. The platform is in its beta version and is established in a more structured way that resembles a class like structure. ForAllBadges is also developed in a way that allows for easy OBI integration.
An open-source badging solution currently in the works. Check back periodically as the reveal the product throughout the 2012-2013 school year.
Use the easy-to-follow instructions on this website to create a widget for displaying your badges online. The site provides you with a code to embed up to three badges at a time from your Mozilla Open Badges Backpack.
Can't Get Enough Badges?
This is a forum for everything about badges-- ideas, codes, hacks, questions, etc.-- which will connect you directly with the Mozilla Open Badges team and others interested in creating badges.