ePIC is an International Conference on Open Education and Open Recognition Technologies and Practices. Participants and speakers from all continents and backgrounds explore all dimensions of the emerging culture of recognition that gave rise to Open Badges. This year’s conference will be 100% face-to-face and will take place at the Lilliad Learning Center in Lille, France.
Some of the key speakers include
The Openbadges.me team will be attending the event and lunches, would love for you to come say hi to us. We’ll be offering information around Openbadges.me, our future development prospects around our platform, and our other products and how we have incorporated badges into them.
Openbadges.me is one of the leading Open Badge platforms, we have been part of the development of Open Badges since its early concept by IMS Global Learning Consortium previously known as Mozilla. It's now a popular and widely adopted standard used by many organisations involved in skills, education, and training.
An Open Badge is a visual representation of an achievement with embedded metadata that contains further information that can be read by other software applications. The embedded metadata of a badge follows open international standards so that it can be used across different software platforms that understand the standards, transforming your old paper certificates into a powerful new digital currency and enabling those software platforms to verify authenticity.
The embedded data within a badge communicates information regarding the identity of issuer, the recipient, the criteria for achievement, sometimes an expiry date and other information in a format that is secure.
A badge can also provide a link to the recipient’s evidence relating to the achievement.
A set of badges can be conceptually linked together and matched to a framework to create a learning pathway.
An individual user can import badges that they have earned elsewhere and build up a collection in their “backpack”. Openbadges.me provides this backpack utility for free for each user together with user functions for formatting how and where badges are displayed.
The Open Badge standard has now been used by thousands of organisations around the world including schools, colleges, universities, vocational training organisations, membership organisations and companies.
If you would like a meeting, or a demo of Openbadges.me please email our product consultant Phil at: Philip.Killingsworth@openbadges.me
Get in touch with the team
If you would like to discuss Openbadges.me, or explore how we could integrate Openbadges in to your software please get in touch.
About the author
Phil works for MyKnowledgemap as a product consultant for the product Openbadges.me. taking on client relations, marketing, web building, working with product developers to influence the direction of Openbadges.me and take a creative impact on all aspects of the product.