Badges

Tags: OpenBadges

ePortfolio Australia Day 1

No mention of Badges apart of a conversation with Lyn (University of Auckland, Pharmacy graduates)

Came across BadgeForge, badge issuing platform, gaming and instructional design

I have so much to learn, it is not even funny!

OpenBadges, xAPI, tincan

While I am not sure I understand the technology required to make this happen this is one thread of conversation on this topic in the openbadges group that really resonates with me if I think Badge Issuing Platform

- Here is the thread 
It is one worth unpacking with so with tech noos


- Here is the collaborative doc of sound ideas to approach integration of xAPI and OpenBadgesInfrastructure.

Why it matters: validity, credentiality, reputation, peer to peer or institution.

OpenBadges: what is needed?

- Reliable, reputable, badge issuing platform, but also easy use, super graphic (for a range of issuers eg: education, but also professional, corporate etc) , OBI

- Badge to be judge on the value of the metadata it contains
- Where the badge is hosted and what other badges are hosted alongside matters for its value.

THUS a community consideration (WHO) (linked to credibility, reputation etc)

+ need to sell the NEED and the VALUE (WHY to become more generally accepted)

Thank you to William http://wiobyrne.com/ and the description of his badge journey.


A badge hosting platform must be:

reliable
transparent
respect privacy
have ownership of data strongly place on the owner of the badge.
beautiful
great UI
serve the badging needs of its identified community* (know them well!)


Richard Wyles (Kineo) said he is interested in ensuring Mahara is a badge host (a backpack) Wonder where this is at (read this about July 2013)


 

Existing badge design platforms


ForAllBadges
and its app > issue badge and recipient can push it to their Mozilla OB backpack

But can't register to try it because I don't belong to a school organisation...


WordPress Badges PlugIn
(but seem to be no longer current? already?)


BadgeStack but is archived. Already??


Badge Image creation tool for Chicago Summer of Learning


Credly open source, pretty, in appstore. Plus badgeOs plugin for Wordpress, plus OBI compliant.

Question: what is it that they are not doing? What could be a compelling point of difference? 


Codery Open Digital Badge Consultancy Host own badge platform Achievery. They have a Drupal plugin. Their message is they high quality organisation on their book. Recuring credibility, accreditation theme. Involvement in maker fairs, etc. Looks good.

Question: what is it that they are not doing? What could be a compelling point of difference?


OpenBadges.me Open source so contributions welcome, HTLM5, lots of options to create badge (too many), no app, no plug in

NB: it says here that badges.mozilla.org was solely for Mozilla operations
so need for a reliable place to host OpenBadges initiatives...

GoogleDoc listing Platforms issuing Badges.