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Session Overview
Date: Wednesday, 26/Oct/2016
9:30am Hack Open Badges (1)
Location: Main salon
Chair: Nate Otto
Chair: Serge Ravet

If you believe that one could do much more with Open Badges that simply display them on Facebook or LinkedIn, join this session to design the Open Badge ecosystem of the future.

During this first session we will:

  • Present the Hack Open Badges programme
  • Explore the current Open Badges issues and needs
  • Define themes and projects

To submit your project idea, use this Google form: link

11:30am Keynote Session
Location: Main salon
Chair: Serge Ravet

Serge Ravet, welcome address and quick introduction to the goals of Hack Open Badges and the Bologna Open Recognition Declaration

Atish Gonsalves, Global Learning Director at Humanitarian Leadership Academy, UK: Recognition of learning, skills and experience of traditional and non-traditional humanitarians

Bernard BullConcordia University Wisconsin, USA : On the future of education

Milad Doueihi, ​Université Paris-Sorbonne, France: On trust

2:30pm Hack Open Badges (2)
Location: Main salon
Chair: Nate Otto

During this second session, teams will be built to start working on the design to inform the development of mockups to demonstrate the potential capabilities of Open Badge applications. If you think that we should create a competitor to LinkedIn, don't be shy, use the collective intelligence of the participants and your design could become the next big thing!


xAPI to integrate eLearning platforms and Open Badge issuing

Franca Fiumana2, Matteo Bertazzo2, Federico Giacanelli2, Chiara Carlino1

1: KION Spa, Italy; 2: Cineca, Italy

5:00pm Building Together Learning Cities and territories
Location: Main salon
Chair: Don Presant
Chair: Serge Ravet

A public event to explore how Open Badges and Learning Playlists can contribute to create learning cities and territories.

Keynote speakers:

Leila  Toplic , USA: Cities of Learning

William O'Keeffe, European Commission: EU tools and services for skills and qualifications

Round table with keynote speakers, Francesco Errani, City council of Bologna

Date: Thursday, 27/Oct/2016
9:00am PR21A: Parallel session
Location: Main salon
Chair: Chiara Carlino

An eportfolio should be owned by the individual – for life – what are the implications?

Rob Arntsen

MyKnowledgeMap, United Kingdom

Giving value to badges. An effort of introducing Badges to the Belgian labor market.

Bert Jehoul

Selor, Belgium

Open Blockchain: Experiments In Using Blockchains to Support Adult Education

John Domingue, Michelle Bachler, Chris Valentine, Kevin Quick

The Open University, United Kingdom

11:00am Keynote Session
Location: Main salon

Dan Hickey, Indiana University, USA: Open Badges and ePortfolios for Competency Based Education.

David Leaser, IBM, USA: How Open Badges deepen professional engagement

Peter Janzow, Pearson Acclaim, USA: Sharing Competencies through Open Badges

2:00pm PR22A
Location: Main salon

Opening Up Professional Learning in Associations with Open Badges

Don Presant

Learning Agents, Canada

Assessment of Learning Outcomes by Means of ePortfolios in the Context of Lifelong Learning Driven by Harmonisation of Educational Paradigm

Olga Smolyaninova

Siberian Federal University, Russian Federation

The OPEN BADGE at the service of the company and training on the job

Barbara Ramazzotti, Marco Amicucci

Amicucci Formazione S.r.l., Italy

Endorsements and Consortiums: Working Together to Strengthen Open Credentials

Richard West

Brigham Young University, United States of America

5:30pm ePortfolios, Pedagogical Creativity and Open Digital Credentials.
Location: Main salon
Chair: Kathryn Sara Coleman

A round table with:

  • Patsie Polly, UNSW Australia
  • Bernard Bull, Concordia University, Wisconsin, USA
  • Daniel Hickey, Indiana University, USA
  • Carla Casilli, Connecting Credentials
  • Don Presant, Learning Agents, Canada
  • Serge Ravet, ADPIOS, France
Date: Friday, 28/Oct/2016
9:00am PR31A
Location: Main salon

CUoB: Investigating Opening up Badges in Coventry

Jacqui Speculand, Gemma Tombs

DMLL, Coventry University, United Kingdom

Cambridge English Open Badges - pilots for change

Sarah Ellis1, Marica Franchi2

1: Cambridge English, Southern Europe, Italy; 2: CINECA

A Mechanism for Capturing Skills Development: Linking ePortfolios and Professional Skills Building to Badges in the Sciences @ UNSW Australia

Patsie Polly

School of Medical Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, UNSW Australia, Australia

2:00pm Closing Keynotes, presentation of "Hack Open Badges" and "Bologna Open Recognition Declaration"
Location: Main salon
Chair: Serge Ravet

Presentations of the hackathon results, closing remarks and discussion with:

The participants will be invited to endorse the Bologna Open Recognition declaration.

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