This activity was dedicated to the implementation of Open Badges initiatives at territorial level (city, region, cross-border, country). It was built on the current experience of DigitalMe had gained in the “Badge the UK” campaign and other initiatives such as Chicago City of Learning.
This results is a discussion paper on Open Badges in Territories and was produced to present different approaches to creating Open Badge networks within territories, based on existing models of practice. The community was invited to discuss the content and share examples and case studies to add to the paper. This discussion paper is designed to inform the development of guidelines for organisations looking to promote the uptake of Open Badges in their locality or ‘territory.’ For the purposes of this paper, a territory can be defined by geography e.g. a country or city, by sector or industry or by organisations working around a common theme or goal. This document sets out case studies on establishing Open Badges within a territory. It includes definitions of types of networks that can support this, case study examples of existing models of OB networks in territories and sets out guiding questions of what to consider, drawing on the learning from existing successful OB networks.
This results is an inventory of Open Badges initiatives across Europe. An inventory is setup to collect information about Open Badge initiatives across Europe, to enable OBN to visualise Open Badge activities and allow organisations and projects to share their work and connect with each other. Partners and members of the community can contribute to the inventory via the OBN portal. The OBN inventory is part of a larger community project called Badge the World:
The inventory is used to surface and connect Open Badge projects and provide regular updates on the progress of the network through this dashboard. Each project is added as a digital pin to the interactive map. The different coloured pins represent the different categories of projects by purpose. All pins can be clicked on to show the information about a specific project including contact details allowing people to connect.
This result is a discussion paper on Open Badges in Territories. It sets out guidelines to support the implementation of Open Badges in territories. These guidelines are designed for organisations looking to establish Open Badges in their locality or ‘territory.’ A territory can be defined by geography e.g. a country or city, by sector or industry working around a common theme or goal. The guidelines are a synthesis of O4-A1 that included feedback from the community on different approaches to establishing Open Badges within territories. Our research showed that the establishment of networks can aid this process and examples of these are presented as a basis for these guidelines. The guidelines includes advice on what an Open Badge network can help deliver, case study examples of existing models of Open Badge networks in territories and sets out recommendations of what to consider, drawing on the learning from existing successful networks.
This results is an executive report on the testing of the Guidelines for Open Badges in Territories (O4-A3). The guidelines were tested within two city-based badge projects (pilots) in Berlin and Groningen. They were refined based on the feedback from the pilots and published on the OBN portal for general use. The data for this report was gathered via two pilots and five focus groups run by partners of the Open Badge Network. The pilot and focus group participants included participants from a range of organisations including: universities; companies; voluntary organisations; national government and government agencies and were asked to consider questions about the content and usability of O4-A3 using the Network Canvas.
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