Displaying #OpenBadges with BadgeWidgetHack.

[If you’re reading this via email or RSS you might want to click through to see what I’m talking about] I came across BadgeWidgetHack.org today. It’s one of those sites that’s necessary now, but won’t be in six months to a year’s time. Why’s that? Well, it does one thing and one thing only, generating […]

If not now, when? Why we need #openbadges and #dmlbadges for lifelong learning RIGHT NOW.

You know what? If I could, god-like, step outside of time and decide just when to make a large-scale change to western education systems, I think I’d choose right now. Why? People are ready for change. The current system isn’t working and we haven’t got the money to prop it up any more. And you […]

Responding to some criticisms about ‘badges’ for lifelong learning

As I mentioned in ‘Badges’ for Lifelong Learning: Reframing the Debate, whilst most people have been very enthusiastic about the concept of badges to credentialise lifelong informal learning, there have been a number of criticisms around the idea. It might help if you go and read that post before you read this one. Most of […]

‘Badges’ for Lifelong Learning: Reframing the Debate (#openbadges, #dmlbadges)

I’ve written my third post for DML Central. Entitled ‘Badges’ for Lifelong Learning: Reframing the Debate it’s an attempt to look afresh at Mozilla’s Open Badges infrastructure and the DML Badges competition. Over the last few weeks I’ve been talking to people from Mozilla, HASTAC and DML Central about badges for learning and, I have […]