This week I had a pleasure to give a talk on cultural localisation of open badges at the online meeting of the initiative Open Badges in Higher Education in conjunction with The Badge Alliance Badges in Higher Education Working Group:
“Cultural localisation of open badges – insights from the German community”
Cultural localisation is the process of adapting the linguistic and cultural content of a design for a specific local culture. The aim of this talk is to explore cultural localisation of open badges from two perspectives. The first perspective is the cultural localisation of skills with the help of open badges. The second perspective is the cultural localisation of open badges as a system itself. My talk will include insights from a German qualification project for migrant academics, in which badges have been applied to enhance employability, as well as insights from the process of building an open badges community in German-speaking countries. My intention is to develop a framework for cultural localisation of open badges and I would like to discuss some considerations for such a framework.
- Notes in etherpad: http://etherpad.badgealliance.org/HigherEducationWG2015-July7
- Slides in Slideshare: http://www.slideshare.net/ibuchem/cultural-localisation-of-open-badges
- Audio recording: https://archive.org/details/BAHigherEdWG7July2015