Open Badges: Want to Make Your Own Badges by Hand? Here’s How.
Badges / Higher Education / Open Source

Open Badges: Want to Make Your Own Badges by Hand? Here’s How.

After doing quite a bit of research into Mozilla’s Open Badge Project, I took it upon myself to try to make a badge by hand.  What about using the Issuer API?  Wouldn’t that be simpler?  Well, not really. I’ll be the first to admit that my programming skills are, um…being developed.  And by developed, I … Continue reading

Badges / Education / eLearning / Higher Education / Open Educational Resources / Open Source

Ubuntu, Open Courses, and Open Badges: Three Ways the Open Source Community is improving Education

For weeks now I’ve been drafting a post about how the Open Source Community is making big strides in helping support and expand the reach of education.  The latest news about MIT’s announcement of edX developing an open-source learning management system has tipped me over the edge and it’s time I share three ways in … Continue reading

eLearning / Open Source / Professional Development

Like Cool Awards? I do too! Mozilla’s Open Badge Project

What is Mozilla’s Open Badge Project? The people behind Firefox, Thunderbird, and other open-source applications, have a neat thing going with the Open Badge Project.  This project focuses on a framework for issuing “badges” of achievement that users/learners can take with them, issued by a club, group, or team.  Users collect badges, keeping them in … Continue reading