#LTHEchat No 20 about Open badges with Phil Vincent @PhilVincent and Roisin Cassidy @Roisin_Cassidy


Dear colleagues,

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…

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