The idea behind Open Badges is simple.
A light weight validation system that is endlessly customizable. Integrated with your online presence. A touch of gamification. An attempt at making learning fun.
But don’t let the flashy graphics fool you. Behind the scenes awarding criteria, transparency issues and system protocols are taken very seriously. If Open Badges are to play a role as a validator of skills, knowledge and competences it must tread a narrow path between ease of use, portability and reliability.
The webinar includes a presentation by Ilona Buchem (PhD), professor in residence for Digital Media & Diversity at Beuth University of Applied Sciences in Berlin. Her research and teaching focus on the intersections of digital media and society, especially digital learning and communication. Some of her current research and development areas include digital badges, digital portfolios, digital diversity and digital communities. She is Chair of the Special Interest Group on Wearable Technology Enhanced Learning at the European Association of Technology Enhanced Learning (EATEL), the founder of the Europortfolio German Chapter and the German-speaking Open Badges Usergroup. She has been involved in a number of national and international projects, including the EU project “Badge Europe” dedicated to Open Badges.
All participants will receive a participation badge.
Deadline for registrations is 20 November. The webinar is free of charge.
This webinar is a cooperation between NVL Distans and the Nordplus project Open Badges for Adult Education.