Bitly link for this pad: http://bit.ly/CC15_Aug26
Audio recording:

WELCOME TO THE OPEN BADGES COMMUNITY CALL

Google Group: https://bit.ly/OpenBadgesGroup
Badge videos: http://vimeo.com/31574890 & http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HgLLq7ybDtc

Canonical pad: http://bit.ly/OBCommCalls 

Date/Time:
Wednesdays, 12 pm ET / 9 am PT  / 5pm BST

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MEETING: August 26, 2015
Please state your name each time you speak to help everyone out!
Please include your name when you write notes in the etherpad.
Thanks!
 
Roll Call: Who's here?
Please add your name / Twitter handle / email address / intention for your involvement in the wider badges community:

First time introductions:

REMINDER: these calls are recorded for future review and soundbites



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Transformar 2015 Recap (15min)
Nate Otto (I will try to join by phone from the top of the hour to :15) Hope I can call in!
http://www.slideshare.net/NateOtto/badge-alliance-at-transformar-2015-new-learning-pathways

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Questions/Comments:


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What are you working on this week?  (put your name next to your updates!)


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Moving Forward: Topics + Community leads for the weekly Community Call  
We will be opening up this call to the community to help determine topics / lead / etc. 
Please add topics for discussion / your name / indicate if you want to lead the call


Accepted topics (by interest):
  1. Employer engagement: national, regional, local - strategies, case studies+1+1+1+1+1 +1 +1
  2. Success Stories, examples, and case studies (OpenBadging in credentialing & workforce devlelopment) +1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1 (Curious what people are defining as success here...
  3. Overview of what has happened and what is currently happening in the Cities of Learning space +1+1+1+1+1 +1+1 (Reaching out to some folks involved on this -Nate)


Contribute your ideas! Put a +1 next to the topics that you would like to discuss on this call. Those topics with the most +1 will be hosted. 
  1. Badge start "toolbox" not just defining skills/competencies, but also self-hosting information or external hosting+1+1
  2. Where are the roadblocks, what are the issues people should know?+1+1+1
  3. Trust and security (the deleterious effects of mistaking security for trust)+1+1
  4. Defining learning pathways with badge endorsement+1+1+1
  5. Global activities: where are things happening and who's doing them +1 +1+1
  6. Open Badge Services: what services could we built on top of Open Badges? Scenarios for the future +1 +1
  7. Badge-centric vs. person centric infrastructure+1+1 +1
  8. Educators space+1 +1 +1+1
  9. Higher ed conversations may be separate from k-12 for the most part
    1. - and Continuing Ed. as well (Carey)
  10. Initiatives that are badge-centric occurring throughout the US but that have not been involved in the BA work
  11. Universal design -- access for people with disabilities +1+1 +1
  12. Strategies for integration with new workforce initiatives of WIOA statute+1


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Catch up
 
 Community Call: August 19 2015: 
 Notes: http://etherpad.badgealliance.org/CC15_August19
 
 Community Call: August 12 2015: 
Notes: http://bit.ly/CC15_Aug12
 
Community Call: August 5, 2015: 60 Second Badge Systems
Notes: http://bit.ly/CC15_Aug5
 
 


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Reading List/Additional notes for the community


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Upcoming conferences and events
Let us know where you're going to be, especially if you're giving - or attending - a badges presentation!




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