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Getting to know Open Badges, part 1

Author: Gemma Tombs   22nd June 2016

Over the past few months, the Open Badges team have been working hard on designing, implementing and evaluating Open Badges at Coventry University. You can see our updates on our Medium publication. However, in preparation for our Open Badges workshop at the Coventry University Teaching & Learning Conference, as well as the DMLL badges workshops (5-7 July, 10.30-15.30 in the DMLL), we thought that it might be helpful to provide some resources for those new to Open Badges. You can find a brief introduction to Open Badges here. If you want to do a bit more research beyond this, then check out the Open Badges 101 course, by the Think Out Loud Club.


If you want to find out who else is working in this area…

Badge the World is an initiative that began at MozFest 2013, which seeks to document the many innovative Open Badge projects that are underway throughout the world.

Open Badge Network is an Erasmus + project which brings together organisations from across Europe to support the development of an Open Badge ecosystem, promoting the use of Open Badges to recognise non-formal and informal learning.. You can also check out their resources page.

The Badge Alliance is a network of organizations and individuals working together to build and support an open badging ecosystem, with a focus on shared values including openness, learner agency and innovation.


If you want to explore ways of sharing or hosting badges, explore… Mozilla Open Badges, Make Waves, Credly, or Open Badge Academy.


In the next few days we’ll be sharing another blog post talking about people whose Open Badges work we particularly admire (spoiler alert: it will include Doug Belshaw, Fiona Harvey and Carla Casilli).



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