Output 1 establishes the Framework and Leadership for The Open Badge Network to enable the network to grow across Europe and ultimately becomes sustainable past the end of the project. This included establishing a clear Mission and Charter that underpined the project.
The OBN Framework provides an overview of what Open Badges are and how they are being used. It collates information, research and tools from across the Open Badge community and provides a way for OBN members to navigate their way into the Open Badges world. We welcomed ongoing feedback and contributions from OBN members and the document was regularly updated as the project developed.
The Charter outlines OBN’s mission and guiding principles on which the project and network are developed. All members of OBN were asked to agree to support the Charter when they joint the network via the OBN portal.
Associate Partners are organisations and individuals who advocated the Charter and contributed towards the strategic development of OBN across Europe. They were identified from within the Open Badge Network membership.
Steering Committee (O1A4)
The Associate partners established a Steering Committee to sustain the project post-2017.
A Green Paper was produced to inform the design of a business plan for the sustainability of the European Open Badge Network. The Steering Committee played a key role in this discussion as it was the body that took over the leadership of the network beyond the funding of the project.
Business Plan (O1A6)
The Business Plan for the next phase of The OBN project took into account the feedback received from the discussion of the Green Paper to establish the foundations of the network self-sustainability. The Business Plan was informed by the status of the Open Badge landscape, the European network of partners, and their requirements at that point in time.