Sharing What Works

March 16 – 18, 2016 Orlando, FL

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LS904 Understanding the Open Badge Ecosystem

8:30 AM - 9:30 AM Friday, March 18

Data and Measurement

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A badge is a symbol or indicator of an accomplishment, skill, competency, or interest. Badges provide evidence of learning that happens in and beyond formal learning settings. Unlike transcripts or resumes, badges give prospective employers, schools, collaborators, and other learners a more complete picture of knowledge, skills, and abilities of the badgeholder. As with degrees, certificates, and credentials, a comprehensive ecosystem surrounds and supports badges.

In this session, you will examine the stakeholders/actors within the ecosystem, the processes that impact various stakeholders, and the data generated by or accessed by stakeholders. You will learn about frameworks supporting the competencies behind open badges, as well as strategies for assessing in a badge ecosystem.

In this session, you will learn:

  • How to define a current ecosystem
  • How to define the currency of an ecosystem
  • How to identify competency frameworks for a badge ecosystem
  • How to identify accreditation and validation frameworks for a badge ecosystem
  • How to identify appropriate assessment strategies for a badge ecosystem

Novice and intermediate designers and developers.

Technology discussed in this session:

Anne Derryberry

Market Analyst

Sage Road Solutions

Anne Derryberry is a learning architect for serious games, simulations and virtual worlds. She works with learning organizations, game developers, tools developers, and analysts as learning architect, advisor, consultant, and industry observer. She is particularly fascinated with: group experience and how groups learn in virtual environments, especially through games; user-generated content; assessment, especially how it relates to LMSs; analysis; and how to make learning and meaningful play into profitable and sustainable business.

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