We are pleased to announce that we were invited to lead an online Open Badges Laboratory with Charles Tsai, the Director for Learning Networks for Ashoka Canada, and Don Presant, the President of Learning Agents. This collaboration is hosted by Vitrine Technologie Education (VTE) based in Quebec, Canada. The first lab will kick-off on Thursday, October 23rd; the registration form is here. Registration in the lab is free of charge.
The introductory lab on October 23rd (1:30-3:00 p.m. EDT) will cover what open badges are and how they are changing the landscape of education and professional life. The focus will be on the diversity of uses in informal learning in professional and social contexts.
Design Principles Documentation research; these findings are valuable to understand the practices involved in the designing, implementing, and sustaining open badges.
The final session on December 11th (1:30-3:00 p.m. EST) will comprise the implementation of badges in digital ecosystems. We will be discussing topics like the value of open badges, the roles of individual and organizational badge issuers, and why students, employers, and social organizations can trust the network of badges issued with specific claims and evidence of learning.
Christophe Reverd, a Learning Technology Advisor at VTE and lecturer at the Universite de Sherbrooke. We are also working with Alexandre Enkerli, also a Learning Technology Advisor on the English-speaking projects at VTE.