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MEETING: October 14, 2015
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Roll Call: Who's here?
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What are you working on this week?  

A Belgian Badge Backpack
Vincent Van Malderen and Bert Jehoul of

Selor is responsible for the recruitment of (mainly) Belgian civil servants (approx. 100.000 applicants are screened on an annual basis). Selor’s screening model has been implemented to deal with large numbers in an efficient way. Candidates first have to pass a generic PC-based testing module (Module 1). In a second module specific competencies are measured via assessments. Selor delivered 7.640 language certificates in 2014 & 37492 ‘Module 1’-certificates since 2012. 

slides: (presentation Vincent - slides 3-5-6-7-8-11 & 18 till 30 but very briefly)


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Collective Shift and LRNG - Cities of LRNG (RESCHEDULED to 21 OCT)
Liz Kline, Product Manager, LRNG


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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. 
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...any interest in Belgian Badge Backpack? I'd like to learn more about this badging system for government!topic/openbadges/_Bv1YHzigos

Accepted topics (by interest):
  1. Employer engagement: national, regional, local - strategies, case studies+1+1+1+1+1 +1 +1 - We held a recent summit on Badges for Employers - Tim
  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... - We held a recent summit on Badges for Employers - Tim (David Leaser from IBM would be a great speaker -- he spoke at DevLearn 2015 and it was standing room only - Sheryl
  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) Happy to help here. So much to say... - Tim

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
  3. Trust and security (the deleterious effects of mistaking security for trust)+1+1
  4. Defining learning pathways with badge endorsement+1+1+1+1+1+1+1
  5. Global activities: where are things happening and who's doing them +1 +1+1+1
  6. Open Badge Services: what services could we built on top of Open Badges? Scenarios for the future +1+1+1+1
  7. Badge-centric vs. person centric infrastructure+1+1
  8. Educators space+1 +1 +1+1+1
  9. Higher ed conversations may be separate from k-12 for the most part+1
    1. - and Continuing Ed. as well (Carey)+1+1
    2. Adult Ed+1
  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+1
  12. Strategies for integration with new workforce initiatives of WIOA statute+1+1+1
  13. 'Hack the Backpack' - Understanding the wants/needs of the community in terms of future development of the Backpack (Matt - DigitalMe)

Catch up

Community Call: October 7 2015:

Community Call: September 30 2015:

Community Call: September 23 2015:

Community Call: September 16 2015:

Community Call: September 9 2015:
Community Call: September 2 2015:
Community Call: August 26 2015:

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