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MEETING: April 6, 2016 
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What are you working on this week?
Agenda: Hot Topics and Open Questions from the Badges Community Are there any benefits on the side of the issuer? Does Open Badges tell you how many people actually access the badge and where they share it? Does it offer other insights? Could not get JSON asserted -- Invalid Assertion error from Backpack Badge Image Upload Any experiences with getting endorsement? Laimonas: "I would like to ask who has experience in getting endorsement for badges from the third parties. I am very interested what was the process and what was for important in reaching endorsement?"

Agenda: Contribute to Open Badges 101


Agenda: Hot Topics and Reading List

Moving Forward: Topics for the weekly Community Call  
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Catch up from 2015/2016
A listing of the community calls from 2015 will soon be consolidated on, but until then, here are the recent records.

Community Call: 30 March 2016

Community Call: 23 March 2016

Community Call: 16 March 2016

 Community Call: 9 March 2016

Community Call: 2 March 2016

Community Call: 24 February 2016

Community Call: 17 February 2016
Community Call: 10 February 2016
Community Call: 3 February 2016
Community Call: 27 January 2016
Community Call: 20 January 2016
Community Call: 13 January 2016
Community Call: 6 January 2016
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Canceled for the American Thanksgiving Holiday
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Reading List/Additional notes for the community
Please add what you've been reading below. We'll soon be staffed up to curate this list more regularly.


Upcoming conferences and events
Let us know where you're going to be, especially if you're giving - or attending - a badges presentation!
OLC Innovate: Innovations in Blended and Online Learning: New Orleans - 
April 20-22
Carey Hamburg: "has sessions on Badges - and good excuse to visit New Orleans"

AAEEBL Midwest Regional at Notre Dame: May 12-13
"The Association for Authentic, Experiential and Evidence-Based Learning"

Badges Summit pre-ISTE Conference Denver, CO: June 24 - Aurora Public Schools
Registration Open Now. $100 earlybird
Keynotes: Doug Belshaw, Kylie Peppler

AAEEBL Annual Conference 2016: August 1 - 4, 2016
"Beyond the Box: Liberating Pedagogical Creativity with ePortfolios (Innovations in Learning, Assessment, Endorsement of Learning, and Career Building)" 

ePIC 2016, Bologna, Italy: October 26- 
the 14th conference on ePortfolios, Open Badges, Personal Ledgers, Identities, Trust, Blockchains

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