Open Badges at Internet Week Denmark

Last week I was invited to introduce Open Badges at Internet Week Denmark in Aarhus. It was also a great opportunity to share some of the insights and experiences related to Open Badges with colleagues from VIA University College and Business Academy Aarhus. I am very glad about the growing interest in Open Credentials and look forward to possible new joint projects in the area!

Here are my slides:


Open Badge Network

Open Badge Network (OBN) held its second multiplier event on 2nd December at Online Educa Berlin 2015 (OEB2015). Online Educa Berlin is the global, cross-sector conference on technology supported learning and training. In December 2015, over 2,000 participants travelled from more than 90 countries for three days of discussions, debates, labs, demos and special events, to network with international experts and to meet with suppliers and service providers from all over the world in the OEB exhibition.

The OBN multiplier event was a full day pre-conference workshop (see: session FD4) dedicated to Open Badges for Individuals and Organisations. The workshop was organised by Ilona Buchem (Beuth University of Applied Sciences Berlin) and Michal Nowakowski (Institute of Sustainible Technologies – National Research Institute, Poland).

You will find the full blogpost at the website of Open Badge Network.
You can find the slides from OEB2015 in SlideShare:
Open Badges for Individuals and Organisations from Ilona Buchem

Weaving the Web: Campus Party Europe 2012

Campus Party 2012 in Berlin was definitely a great experience and a superb event. And now I even got the certificate of participation (see below).

My absolute favourite was the keynote by Sir Tim Berners-Lee with the message: “keep the web decentralised and open”. Here are some notes I took:

  • keep the design principles with which the web was made: decentralisation and openness
  • keep the spirit of decentralisation of the internet: decentralisation is a property which allows the internet to grow
  • keep the design of platforms accessible to all: design platform so that they can be used by anybody to do anything
  • keep the spirit of openness: all specifications are available for free, but understand “free” as in freedom, and not “free” as free as in beer
  • experiment with lots of different business models, e.g. pay voluntarily, pay as you browse
  • protect the freedom to connect to anywhere and freedom to go to places in privacy
  • overcome the divides: remember about different languages, disabilities etc., when designing systems
  • remember that top-down decision making does not have the necessary properties for the future