Bitly link for this pad: http://bit.ly/CC15_Sept30
Audio recording: https://archive.org/details/OpenBadgesCommunityCall30September2015

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/CommCalls / http://bit.ly/OBCommCalls 

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MEETING: September 30, 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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What are you working on this week?  

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How to keep track of badge events/conferences/webinars/etc.
Nate Otto and James Willis

Options:

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No Guests, no Drama, just Open Badges Questions and Answers
Call participants are all special guests+1

Don Presant: What are useful stats about badges issued, and where can we get the numbers?
https://groups.google.com/d/msg/openbadges/71ilD21mq7g/YbynYFMGAwAJ


Greg McVerry: NCCEP GearUp and Badges
They are looking for examples of Open Badges being taking to scale. I am thinking Chicago's Summer of Learning or other work. I am trying to track down people who can speak to large scale projects (meaning many on this list serve).
https://groups.google.com/d/msg/openbadges/J9EBrWEwoJY/NnacSP22AgAJ


Anh Nguyen: Badge Extensions
I did a quick search of "extension" and only the Endorsement Extension has come up...  and Learning Pathway which I know Nate & Tim are working on.  Does anyone else on the mailing list have a list of, knows, or have extensions or are working on extensions at the moment?
https://groups.google.com/d/msg/openbadges/Iw_dGJjXQ_Q/z56GG7xbAAAJ

Ayrton Dumas: self-hosting BadgeKit
What version of node, git do I need to self-host BadgeKit
https://groups.google.com/d/msg/openbadges/AbmfAMdoRcc/BTNPqpnkAAAJ

Robert Curtis: Exam/test based badges
Hello! I am just starting to explore the world of digital badges with a goal of earning some on the basis of prior/lifelong learning, but the biggest barrier that I am coming across is that many, if not most, badges are tied in to existing curricula and/or educational programs. 
https://groups.google.com/d/msg/openbadges/ecJ4EoAgLgQ/Pf8ruTcKDwAJ



Doug Belshaw: Taxonomy of Connected badges
Kerri Lemoie is leading work on this:

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Hot Topic on Badge Program Efficacy: How to collect data to assert efficacy
Nate Otto

What does efficacy mean to you for badge programs?
Which is a more important variable: (+1 your favorite)


What is a good way to ask a specific efficacy question about a badge issuing program?

Research methods:



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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


October 7: Special Event: Badge Alliance 2015-16 School Year Kickoff
October 15: Belgian Badge Backpack and maybe Cities of Learning end-of-summer wrap-up and product announcements

...any interest in Belgian Badge Backpack? I'd like to learn more about this badging system for government
https://groups.google.com/forum/#!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
  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
  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. - 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
  13. 'Hack the Backpack' - Understanding the wants/needs of the community in terms of future development of the Backpack (Matt - DigitalMe)

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Catch up

Community Call: September 30 2015:
http://etherpad.badgealliance.org/CC15_September30

Community Call: September 23 2015: 
http://etherpad.badgealliance.org/CC15_September23

Community Call: September 16 2015: 
 http://etherpad.badgealliance.org/CC15_September16

Community Call: September 9 2015: 
 http://etherpad.badgealliance.org/CC15_September9
 
Community Call: September 2 2015: 
 http://etherpad.badgealliance.org/CC15_September2
 
Community Call: August 26 2015: 
 http://etherpad.badgealliance.org/CC15_August26


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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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Other notes:


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