After the successful run of the first two sessions of the Open Badges MOOC: Session 1: Employers’ engagement with Open Badges and Session 2: Policy and Open Badges, the Open Badge Network project would now like to invite all to participate in the third, last session:
Session 3: Open Badges in Higher Education, running between 15 May 2017 – 09 July 2017
This part of the OBN MOOC is dedicated to Open Badges in Higher Education and will be run by Prof. Dr. Ilona Buchem, from the Beuth University of Applied Sciences Berlin, who is also the Coordinator of the Open Badge Network project founded under the ERASMUS+ grant of the European Union.
During the 8 weeks of this MOOC session we will discuss a range of key issues around Open Badges in Higher Education, including use cases, quality assurance, alignment with competency frameworks and policies on higher and open education in Europe and beyond. There will be plenty of examples from practice and interactive activities in which participants can share their ideas and opinions. We have also invited a number of superb guest speakers to share their insights on Open Badges in Higher Education in the four webinars, which will open each of the four modules of the session.
Although this session is specifically dedicated to higher education, anyone interested in the topics (see below) can participate – the OBN MOOC is open to everyone!
Here is an overview of the modules, topics and webinars in the third part of the OBN MOOC:
Module 1: Use Cases of Open Badges in Higher Education
Focus: Use Cases on Open Badges in Higher Education from around the world
Webinar 1: USE CASES: Wednesday 17 May 16.00 – 17.00 CET
Guests: The Indira Gandhi National Open University, IGNOU (India), Bestr – the digital platform to value skills through Open Badges (Italy)
Module 2: Quality Assurance of Open Badges in Higher Education
Focus: Quality Assurance including quality criteria and Open Badges Extension for Education
Webinar 2: QUALITY ASSURANCE: Thursday 01 June 16.00 – 17.00 CET
Guests: IMS Global Learning Consortium (USA), Nate Otto Concentric Sky (USA)
Module 3: Alignment with Competencies for Open Badges in Higher Education
Focus: Aligning Open Badges with competency frameworks including semantic descriptions of competencies
Webinar 3: COMPETENCY FRAMEWORKS: time to be announced
Guests: Prof. Dr. Johannes Konert, Beuth University of Applied Sciences Berlin, designer of the Competency Repository for Open Badges
Module 4: Policies on Higher and Open Education for Open Badges
Focus: Policies on Higher and Open Education for Open Badges including policy recommendations and next steps in Europe
Webinar 4: POLICIES ON HIGHER AND OPEN EDUCATION: time to be announced
Guests: Joint Research Center of the European Commission
Enroll to the third session here: