Output O2 – Open Badge Infrastructure
While the current version of the Open Badge Infrastructure is fully operational, there are a number of technical issues that need to be addressed to improve the user experience within Europe. This output focuses on coordinating the efforts of the Open Badges community to provide the best possible infrastructure for Open Badges.
02-A1 Use Cases
The provision of the Open Badge Infrastructure started with the collection of Use Cases, i.e. the structured description of processes required for the design, delivery and exploitation of Open Badges. Use cases were used to integrate, configure and adapt the existing tools and services to match the elicited requirements. The requirements that couldn’t be integrated (for example, the backpack federation) were used to feed-in future developments.
Use Cases collected within the OBN project can be downloaded from here compiled in one file: 02-A1 Use Cases_for_OBN_portal.
Here from separate files:
02-A1-01 Automatic MOOC Badging
02-A1-02 Badge application for RPL
02-A1-03 Building a portfolio from badges
02-A1-04 Centralised management
02-A1-05 Collaborative design of badges
02-A1-06 Competency Framework 2016
02-A1-07 Diploma Supplement badge
02-A1-08 Employers reviewing badges
02-A1-09 Hygiene management
02-A1-10 Language proficiency badges
02-A1-11 Open Badges in Distance Education
02-A1-12 Open Badges in schools and HE
02-A1-13 Organisations sharing the badges they created
02-A1-14 Presentation and Participation
02-A1-15 Rewarding students with Geo4work project
02-A1-16 Rewarding students who help other students
02-A1-17 Using badges as a way to express social or political statements
02-A1-18 Validation of in-house training
We invite you to share your use case with the OBN Community. Please fill in this googleform to submit information:
In the next step, based on the collection of use-cases, the next activity Open Badge Infrastructure Implementation, produced a specification of the European Open Badge Infrastructure in cooperation with the international Open Badges Community including the Badge Alliance. This specification was published for a public review. The specification was used to implement the European Open Badge Infrastructure.
Finally, the Open Badge Infrastructure configured the elements that were required or beneficial in the European context, in particular the Competency Directory which aimed at sharing competency definitions across different organisations delivering Open Badges. As there were numbers of options for making it possible, we were gathering recommendations of the Open Badge community. A demonstrator was provided as a proof of concept and we were looking for additional support from the developers community to move from the proof of concept to a full integration.
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