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Open Badges for Employment


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Presentation at the EDEN Conference 2014, 13th July 2014, Zagreb, Croatia.

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Open Badges for Employment

  1. 1. I © 2013Netzwerk „Integration through Qualification (IQ)“ The IQ Network is founded by the Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs, Federal Ministry of Research and Education and Federal Employment Agency. OPEN BADGES FOR COMPETENCE RECOGNITION AND EMPLOYMENT APPLICATION INSIGHTS FROM THE GERMAN QUALIFICATION PROGRAM “CREDIT POINTS” FOR MIGRANT ACADEMICS Prof. Dr. Ilona Buchem Professor in Residence for Digital Media and Diversity Beuth University of Applied Sciences Berlin Credit Points for migrant students with technical degrees Project in IQ Network Berlin 13th June 2014, EDEN 2014, Zagreb (Croatia) 1 Thursday, June 12, 14
  2. 2. I © 2013Netzwerk „Integration through Qualification (IQ)“ OPEN BADGES IN EDUCATION Learning is changing ...  Learning extends across multiple contexts, experiences and interactions  Learning environments become open, networked, distributed, personal, social  Learners can take multiple paths to acquire competencies and refine skills but ...  Much of learning remains undetected or unrecognised in formal accreditation  Formally recognised learning outcomes represent a tiny fraction of all learning Open Badges ...  Help capture and transfer evidence of learning across contexts 2 Knight & Casilli, 2012 Thursday, June 12, 14
  3. 3. I © 2013Netzwerk „Integration through Qualification (IQ)“ OPEN BADGES FOR COMPETENCE RECOGNITION 3 Informal learning Work & CareerHigher education Formal training School education Thursday, June 12, 14
  4. 4. I © 2013Netzwerk „Integration through Qualification (IQ)“ WHAT IS A BADGE? A “badge” is a symbol or indicator of an accomplishment, skill, quality or interest.” 4 Mozilla Open Badges Erin Knight and Carla Casilli Game Changers: Education and Information Technologies © 2012 EDUCAUSE Badges can be used to:  Set goals  Motivate  Give feedback  Recognise achievement  Communicate success Thursday, June 12, 14
  5. 5. I © 2013Netzwerk „Integration through Qualification (IQ)“ 5 Online Learning ePortfolio eLearning Online Gaming Serious Games Social Games Gamification micro-assessment Thursday, June 12, 14
  6. 6. I © 2013Netzwerk „Integration through Qualification (IQ)“ 6 EXAMPLE: P2P UNIVERSITY  The Peer 2 Peer University - grassroots open education project  P2PU allows to organize learning outside of institutional walls Thursday, June 12, 14
  7. 7. I © 2013Netzwerk „Integration through Qualification (IQ)“ 7 BADGE MECHANICS: FULFILL CRITERIA AND PLEDGE FOR A BADGE Thursday, June 12, 14
  8. 8. I © 2013Netzwerk „Integration through Qualification (IQ)“ OPEN BADGES ARE MORE THAN A PICTURE! 8 Badge information:  Images  Icons  Banner & title  Badge text  Issuer information  Time stamp  Award criteria  Linked documents Thursday, June 12, 14
  9. 9. I © 2013Netzwerk „Integration through Qualification (IQ)“ 9 MOZILLA OPEN BADGES MODEL Issuer Displayer Backpack e.g. Moodle e.g. Mahara Thursday, June 12, 14
  10. 10. I © 2013Netzwerk „Integration through Qualification (IQ)“ PROJECT “CREDIT POINTS” AND “BEUTH BADGES” 10 Informal learning Work & CareerHigher education Formal training School education Thursday, June 12, 14
  11. 11. I © 2013Netzwerk „Integration through Qualification (IQ)“ 2 PROJECT “CREDIT POINTS” IS PART OF THE FEDERAL NETWORK INTEGRATION THROUGH QUALIFICATION (IQ) The federal founding scheme „Integration through Qualification (IQ)“ aims at sustainable improvement of labour market integration of migrants in Germany. The IQ Network is founded by the German Federal Ministry of Research and Education (BMBF), the German Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs (BMAS) and the German Federal Employment Agency (BA). Thursday, June 12, 14
  12. 12. I © 2013Netzwerk „Integration through Qualification (IQ)“ 12 CREDIT POINTS aims at improving academic and career opportunities of migrant academics with technical degrees. Each participant co-constructs an individual qualification scheme composed of various modules. The focus is on supplementing formal qualifications with skills for job application and work. QUALIFICATION PROGRAM “CREDIT POINTS” Thursday, June 12, 14
  13. 13. I © 2013Netzwerk „Integration through Qualification (IQ)“ CREDIT POINTS: KEY FACTS PARTICIPANTS MIGRANT GRADUATES WITH TECHNICAL DEGREES Number of participants n = 19 (9 female, 10 male) Time of qualification October 2013 - Oktober 2014 Type of qualification supplementary qualification Educational media open badges, ePortfolio, social media Employment 68% initial unemployment rate 45% current unemployment rate 5 Thursday, June 12, 14
  14. 14. I © 2013Netzwerk „Integration through Qualification (IQ)“ RATIONALE FOR OPEN BADGES IN “CREDIT POINTS”  Recognise skills and achievements beyond formal course description and tests  Enable learners to communicate their skills and achievements across contexts  Help learners exploit the digital representations of their unique skills and achievements for academic and professional purposes. 14 Module 1 Module 2 Module 3 Career Education Identity Engineering Research Language Thursday, June 12, 14
  15. 15. I © 2013Netzwerk „Integration through Qualification (IQ)“ BEUTH BADGES MICRO-ASSESSMENT AT SKILL-LEVEL  Approach 1 “Mastery”  Identify learning goals to be achieved/mastered by all students and describe criteria for getting a badge prior to learning. >>> pre-defined, standardised, predictable  Approach 2 “Discovery”  Observe the process and ask stakeholders (teachers, learners, peers) to identify unique achievements of each individual during learning. >>> emergent, individual, potential 15 Thursday, June 12, 14
  16. 16. I © 2013Netzwerk „Integration through Qualification (IQ)“ BADGE MECHANICS IN PROJECT CREDIT POINTS 16 ePortfolio Career sites Project site Teachers Peers Learners Resume / CV accepts Thursday, June 12, 14
  17. 17. I © 2013Netzwerk „Integration through Qualification (IQ)“ 17 COLLECTING BADGES IN MOZILLA BACKPACK Backpack enables to:  Collect  Organise  Select  Display  Communicate open badges from and in multiple sources/contexts. Thursday, June 12, 14
  18. 18. I © 2013Netzwerk „Integration through Qualification (IQ)“ 18 BEUTH BADGES DESIGN FOR MICRO-ASSESSMENT AT SKILL-LEVEL 1. Logo (program) 3. Skill (type) 2. Title (skill) • Description/document • Issuer’s details • Link to e-portfolio • Metadata, e.g. time stamp 4. Color (module) Thursday, June 12, 14
  19. 19. I © 2014Netzwerk „Integration through Qualification (IQ)“ 19 B2 B2+ C1 Understand Speak Write EXAMPLE: LANGUAGE COMPETENCE BADGES Thursday, June 12, 14
  20. 20. I © 2013Netzwerk „Integration through Qualification (IQ)“ 20 MEDIA, RESEARCH & CAREER COMPETENCE BADGES (DRAFT) Media competence module: • Social media in use • Online identity • Online reputation Research competence module: • Digital media in research • Research in teams and networks • Open science and publishing Career competence module: • Job application skills • Strengths and resources • Application preparation Thursday, June 12, 14
  21. 21. I © 2014Netzwerk „Integration durch Qualifizierung (IQ)“ DIGITAL JOB APPLICATION WITH VIDEO AND BADGES 21 Thursday, June 12, 14
  22. 22. I © 2013Netzwerk „Integration through Qualification (IQ)“ 22 Based on the results of the individual qualification plan, each participant receives an individual certificate. Certificates include different types of CREDIT POINTS: (1) ECTS for completed modules (2) Badges representing micro-skills (3) Achievement records in ePortfolios Certificates and ePortfolios with additional information serve as job application documents. Thursday, June 12, 14
  23. 23. I © 2013Netzwerk „Integration through Qualification (IQ)“ 23 CREDIT POINTS ARE MORE THAN ECTS! What can a certificate contain?  List of modules  ECTS points  Badges for special skills  E-Portfolio link for digital documentation Thursday, June 12, 14
  24. 24. I © 2014Netzwerk „Integration durch Qualifizierung (IQ)“ THANK YOU! INFORMATION AND CONTACT DETAILS: Prof. Dr. Ilona Buchem Beuth University of Applied Sciences Berlin Tel.: +49 30 4504 - 5243 E-Mail: Twitter: @mediendidaktik Thursday, June 12, 14