Output O3: Individuals and Organisations
Output 3 is about the production of a reference document relative to the implementation of Open Badges for individuals and organisations, i.e. individuals and organisations as badge issuers, recipients and consumers/readers. The final product of O3 is the document “Guidelines for the implementation of Open Badges for individuals and organisations” (O3-A4). It provides indications on how to improve working in the Open Badges ecosystem in relation to the needs of individuals and organisations. It addresses life-long learning and the life-wide learning environment (formal education, training, formal, informal and non-formal learning, etc.) in both work context and social life. O3 uses the inputs from O2-A1 (collection of use cases) to feed-in the initial discussion.
O3-A1 Discussion Paper on Open Badges for Individuals
This results is a discussion paper on Open Badges for individuals. The document provides an insightful overview of different, and sometimes contrasting, opinions regarding potentials, risks and values of Open Badges from the individual’s point of view. The objective is to initiate and guide the debate of the community of experts around the role of individuals in the Open Badge ecosystem. Through a critical appraisal of the use cases, identified in O2-A1, the document attempts to answer, among others, the following questions: What is the value of Open Badges for the individuals? What are the risks involved in a wrong use of Open Badges? What benefits could generate the use of Open Badges in the education, employment and social systems? This document was created by integrating the feedback from OBN partners and community feedback gathered at multiplier events, conferences and online and is a synthesis of numerous discussion on the topic.
O3-A2 Discussion Paper on Open Badges for Organisations
This results is a discussion paper on Open Badges for organisations. In parallel with O3-A1 focused on the individuals, this discussion paper focuses on investigating the use of Open Badges from the point of view of organisations in their role as as Open Badges users, consumers/readers, issuers and endorsers. It addresses all economy sectors, public, private and third sector companies and organisations. This paper uses the inputs from selected case studies and information collected from diverse sources (blogs, articles, videos, magazines). Through an open debate among project partners and the community of experts, this discussion paper aims at identifying the factors that would create the conditions for a greater symmetry of power between individuals and organisations. This paper informs how to use Open Badges for new business models, brand development, HR management, recognition of competencies of employees and increase of the innovative potential of organisations.
O3-A3 Guidelines for the Implementation of Open Badges for Individuals and Organisations
This result is a synthesis of the two discussion papers: O3-A1 (focus on individuals) and O3-A2 (focus on organisations). The results of these two discussion papers, reviewed after the confrontation with the online community, are integrated and synthesised in a single document, which takes the form of guidelines for the use of Open Badges, addressing both individuals and organisations. The aim of the document is to provide guidance on a wide range of possible applications of Open Badges in the field of education, employment, citizenship and culture, and to indicate models of best practices to get the best results. The guidelines indicate how to implement Open Badges for individuals and organisations from the point of view of Open Badges’ users, consumers, readers, issuers and endorsers. Based on the guidelines a set of interactive learning modules using H5P for Moodle was developed at Beuth University to offer a flexible and open opportunity for learning about Open Badges.
O3-A4 Testing the Guidelines
The guidelines developed in O3-A3 were tested in-depth with small groups of relevant stakeholders involved in the implementation of Open Badges using the focus group methodology. The first version of the guidelines was tested using within focus groups set up by project partners in seven European countries; Germany, United Kingdom, Italy, Poland, Hungary, Netherlands, Switzerland. The results from the focus groups were used to optimise the guidelines in O3-A3 and produce the final version of the guidelines which aims to become a reference point for European education organisations, private businesses, individual educators and learners, interested in designing, issuing, earning or simply using Open Badges in their personal or professional activities. This document is a synthesis of the feedback from each of the focus groups. It includes key findings, recommendations and materials used to conduct focus groups (see: Annex, p. 10).
- 03-A1 Discussion Paper on Open Badges for Individuals in Italian
- O3-A2 Discussion Paper on Open Badges for Organisations in Italian
- O3-A3 Guidelines for Individuals and Organisations in Italian
- O3-A4 Testing the Guidelines in Italian
- O3-A1 Discussion Paper on Open Badges for Individuals in German
- O3-A2 Discussion Paper on Open Badges for Organisations in German
- O3-A3 Guidelines for Individuals and Organisations in German
- O3-A4 Testing the Guidelines in German
- O3-A1 Discussion Paper on Open Badges for Individuals in Polish
- O3-A2 Discussion Paper on Open Badges for Organisations in Polish
- O3-A3 Guidelines for Individuals and Organisations in Polish
- O3-A4 Testing the Guidelines in Polish
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