BA Strategy 2015
What do you see as outcomes after the festival?
- Having an action plan for 2015 OB community
Comm call notes: http://bit.ly/CC-Nov12
What do you want to accomplish / see accomplished in 2015?
STANDARD / OBI
- Providing an easier single sign on system across web and mobile
- Nate: This is big, bigger than badges. I'd love to see us open to various identity solutions that are developed elsewhere
- Baking badge data into an exportable & importable file format
- Nate: baked badges! -- but also JSON formats to allow people to "compose" groupings of multiple badges/badge objects
- Is there any data available around the badges?
- Nate: I'd love to see some figures from the Backpack on things that wouldn't reveal personally identifiable information.
- Like: What % of badges are signed? How many different issuers? What % use the Baking API?
- Ensure that people working on extensions to standards can collaborate to limit overlap / metadata conflicts
- Consider sustainable funding streams to support open standard badge developments
- Encourage badge platforms companies to create new tech based on whole community feedback
- Way to attach digital learning content to a digital-only badge experience (explain more?)
- The creation of a clear choice of open badging ecosystem
- Tool to collaborate with other cities on building pathways
- Recipient + Issuer ==> No asymmetry
- Nate: this pertains directly to the Passport work that Serge is undertaking along with others. See lines following:
- Simpler badge cycle, no backpack
- no backpack!?
- There's a bit more nuance to this desire than it sounds.
- It's called the Open Badge Passport, peer to peer... Will be presented next week at OpenEd by Serge & Nate
- Idea of the Open Badge Passport: "simplify the sending and receiving of badges" and to reduce asymmetry in the OBI
- this is an all-purpose tool/service that permits the issuing, receiving and sharing of your badges, empowering the "earner" to also issue badges
- Bringing together the roles of issuer, earner and consumer
- Passport is like the backpack but very minimal. But you can create plugins and addons.
- Intent is to empower badge issuers and badge earners
- Tim Riches also led a session at MozFest about the next generation backpack / building a new backpack that can be maintained over time
- Tech tools
- That badge directory is a big thing
- add tools for pathways, sharing badges with other orgs
- Chains of trust, no silos -> Endorsement
- Shareable badges across orgs? (via Directory)
- Data / analytics of badge issuers and earners
- Jim Goodell: More formal specification of Criteria in BadgeClass, and/or e.g. best practices use LRMI AlignmentObject or some other method (?)
- Carla: Related: This is an area that lately has been receiving a lot of attention from the angle of written criteria.
- Carey Hamburg - Open Badge collections or Backpack that allows merging of multiple emails
- Dale Lampson: Get more formal about roadmap--what will be available when
- Don Present: Ability to Google badges (e.g. microdata) / Building out the directory: http://directory.openbadges.org/ / building many different directories, people, knowledge pools connected to badges, etc.
- Making Badge pathways a usable mapping tool for learners
- Federated backpacks --> Or, the functions behind the concept, i.e. "Pulling" Badges from multiple issuers to defined backpack: http://chrismcavoy.org/2014/06/23/simplifying-open-badges-federation/
- Review the architecture to make it easy to plug-in many different services to the collection of badges, while keeping the basic spec simple. Open Open Badges to trusted services.
- Tim Cook: Work on technology for earners to Pull badges from any issuer/backpack into another Backpack ("federation")
- Tools to easily integrate badges into Resumes / CVs via an embed-creator tool, or image creator - or the backpack (or issuer)
- or build automatically resumés out of badge content, export badge collections into resumés. If it's worth to be in a résumé, the source should be trusted, hence badges...
- <badge> HTML object, svg coming to the fore
- Badges for college applications / admissions
- What are the big badging success stories in HE?
- MOOC use of badges could be really significant due to their scale potential (edx, et al)
- How can badge issuers capture individualized learning?
- Badges for the hiring process (use cases)
- Carey Hamburg: Outreach & education for hiring agents about badges and how to verify and interpret them
- Dale Lampson: Overlaps with standards, but WF needs a badge discovery/naming service
- Dale Lampson: Campus recruiting--more generally new labour market entrants.
- Best practices / case studies / exemplars
- Discussion around ensuring quality / integrity of Open Badges
- Shared resource library
- Data about the extent and number of users and issuers of open badges
- We have data about # of users (# of backpack accounts)
- Issuers is trickier as we don't track that info, much of it is self-reported and now the ecosystem has grown, we often hear about initiatives that we had no role in driving. Exciting, but hard to get a sense of how many issuers there are. Current figures are estimated at around 14,000 independent issuers
- Analytics based on badge sharing, posting beyond backpack, etc.
- Find ways to engage academic researchers (I/O psyc types)
- Want to see greater recognition of badges in the UK
- Global cities of learning
- LinkedIn integration beyond the existing hacks / workarounds
- Secure verification of badges / micro-credentials