This Wednesday, Phil Vincent and Roisin Cassidy will be with us for the next #LTHEchat to discuss Open badges.
Open Badges are a new online standard for recognising and verifying formal & informal learning. They can also represent hard & soft skills, peer assessment, and stackable lifelong learning. Individuals can earn badges for achievements, learning, skills, interests, and competencies, both online and offline, and then display them in their Backpack, or on their website or social media profiles. Open Badges are images with metadata hard-coded into them, so every badge is full of information. Each one has important data built in that links back to the issuer, the criteria it was issued under and, where appropriate, evidence verifying the credential.
Here at York St John, as well as supporting staff in using Open Badges, we are exploring how Open Badges could be used for motivation and recognition of staff CPD activities & innovative educational practices. We are also considering strategies & techniques for enhancing their credibility and adoption, by mapping Open Badges to existing frameworks (such as the UKPSF, SEDA Values, or Vitae Framework), adding to the transferability & recognition of the awards across HE.
Phil Vincent | Technology Enhanced Learning Manager | York St John University
Phil’s focus is to work across Faculties to support the implementation of the Academic Strategy, and in particular contribute to the effective development and implementation of technology enhanced learning.
Roisin Cassidy, image source: http://blog.yorksj.ac.uk/moodle/files/2014/09/Roisin-quad1.jpg
Róisín Cassidy | Technology Enhanced Learning Advisor | York St John University
Working to the Directorate’s annual objectives and the TEL Quality Framework, Róisín’s role as a TEL Advisor is to proactively support and develop staff in using technology to enhance the student learning experience.
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