Output 1 will establish the Framework and Leadership for The Open Badge Network to enable the network to grow across Europe and ultimately become sustainable past the end of the project. This includes establishing a clear Mission and Charter that will underpin the project.
The OBN Framework will provide an overview of what Open Badges are and how they are being used. It will collate information, research and tools from across the Open Badge community and provide a way for OBN members to navigate their way into the Open Badges world. We welcome ongoing feedback and contributions from OBN members and the document will be regularly updated as the project develops.
The Charter will outline OBN’s mission and guiding principles on which the project and network will be developed. All members of OBN will be asked to agree to support the Charter when they join the network via the OBN portal.
Associate Partners are organisations and individuals who advocate the Charter and contribute towards the strategic development of OBN across Europe. They will be identified from within the Open Badge Network membership.
Steering Committee (O1A4)
The Associate partners will establish a Steering Committee to sustain the project post-2017.
A Green Paper will be produced to inform the design of a business plan for the sustainability of the European Open Badge Network. The Steering Committee will play a key role in this discussion as it is the body that will take 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 will take into account the feedback received from the discussion of the Green Paper to establish the foundations of the network self-sustainability. The Business Plan will be informed by the status of the Open Badge landscape, the European network of partners, and their requirements at that point in time.