Open Bages for migrant academics

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

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

  • Curtin University, Bentley WA: David Gibson, Badges as bridges: MOOCs, games, and informal learning in Curtin University’s curriculum
  • DeakinDigital, Melbourne VIC: Allyn Radford, Badges for workplace skills
  • Australian National University, Inger Mewburn, Badges at Australia National University

You can view the recordings of the three webinars here:




One thought on “Open Bages for migrant academics

  1. Very interesting. I’ve been working on the possibility of OB for low-skilled migrants but this makes more sense. Now I am about to start a project about competences to work remotely and digitally, also to be certified via OB.

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