Open Badges are beginning to gain momentum in Europe. We are just starting to grow our Open Badges DACH Usergroup (OB-DACH) for DACH countries (Germany D, Austria A, Switzerland CH) inspired by the Open Badges ANZ Usergroup for Australia and New Zealand (OB-ANZ).
For all German-speaking users of Open Badges there is also the German Badge Design Canvas.
The original canvas has been developed by DigitalMe in UK to guide the design process of Open Badges.
Here are some of the upcoming events on Open Badges in Germany:
- 7 Sept 2015, 14.30 – 16.30: Workshop “Open Badges for Open Education” with Grainne Hamilton and me as part of Pre-Conference of The Digital Turn Week in Berlin and the Open Educational Ideas
- 30 October 2015, 09.00 – 11.00: Workshop “Europortfolio” as part of the Online, Open and Flexible Higher Education Conference 2015
- 2 December 2015, 9.00 – 17.00: Workshop “Open Badges for Individuals and Organisations. An Interactive Case Study” with as part of the Pre-Conference of Online Educa Berlin 2015
I am looking forward to community building and connecting with Open Badges practitioners and researchers!