Just a few days ago I gave a presentation about using Open Badges for migrant academics based on the experience from the two projects I have been running at Beuth University of Applied Sciences, i.e. Credit Points (2013 – 2014) and the follow-up project BeuthBonus (2015 – 2018) – both part of the German federal network and program called IQ – Integration through Qualification. You can find my slides on SlideShare:
My presentation was part of the International Day of Badges focusing on Open Badges in Higher Education led by Daniel Hickey, Ph.D. and facilitated James Willis, Ph.D. both from the Center for Research on Learning and Technology, Indiana University.
The theme of the three webinars organised during the Day of Badges in (1) Europe, (2) United States and (3) Australia on 17 November 2015 (Europe and Americas) / 18 November 2015 (Australia) was:
“Connecting higher and vocational education, workplace skills, and innovative learning opportunities”.
Each of the three webinars encompassed 3 ten-minute presentations and 30 minutes of community Q&A and used the web conferencing system ZOOM, which worked really well.
Here is a brief overview of the three webinars and speakers:
Open Digital Badges in Europe
- Beuth University, Berlin, Germany: Ilona Buchem, Beuth University, Migrant academic badges
- NUI Galway, Galway, Ireland: Iain MacLaren and Blaneth McSharry, Digital badges in higher education in the Republic of Ireland
- Selor, Brussells, Belgium: Vincent Van Malderen, Badges in the Belgian labor market
Open Digital Badges in the United States
- Madison College, Madison, Wisconsin: Kate Radionoff and Lesley Voigt, Badges in the south central Wisconsin workforce
- Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire: Mike Goudzwaard and Adam Nemeroff, Badges in OperaX, a Dartmouth MOOC
- NOCTI, Michigan and online: John Foster, Badges for workplace skills
Open Digital Badges in Australia
You can view the recordings of the three webinars here: