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Date: Wednesday, 25/Oct/2017
9:30am Workshop — Addressing the Open Badge Challenges (1)
Location: Main Room
Chair: Serge Ravet

During this series of workshop we will be working in groups to address a selected number among the 10 Open Badge Challenges:

1. Informal Recognition; 2. Open Endorsement; 3. Open Recognition Networks; 4. Open Discovery; 5. Advanced Visualisation; 6. Social Capital Representation; 7. Open Pathways; 8. Semantic value; 9. Open Services; 10. Interoperability.

During this first session, the different challenges will be presented and working teams constituted. Each team will nominate one chair person who will be leading the work on the challenge and report on the results.

11:30am KEY1.1: Launch of the Open Recognition Day
Location: Main Room
Chair: Tania Martinelli
Chair: Serge Ravet

During this plenary session broadcasted on the web keynotes speakers will explore Open Recogntion and how it could change, not just the learning landscape, but the social and employment landscape altogether.

2:30pm Workshop — Addressing the Open Badge Challenges (2)
Location: Main Room
Chair: Don Presant
Chair: Chiara Carlino

During this second session, group will deepen their understanding of the challenges chosen and work towards possible solutions. Participants are free to move from one group to the next. Observers are welcome to lurk on the work being done.

5:00pm The Interoperability Challenge
Location: Main Room
Chair: Nate Otto

During this session, Open Badge technology providers will demonstrate how they respond to the implementation of a scenario where Open Badges are being designed on one platform, then issued from different platforms, then collected on different platforms and services.

6:00pm Open Recognition Alliance Meeting
Location: Main Room
Chair: Don Presant

An open meeting of the Open Recognition Alliance for its formal launch.

Kick off of MIRVA (Making Informal Recognition Visible and Accessible), a 3 years ERASMUS plus project.

Date: Thursday, 26/Oct/2017
11:00am KEY2.1: Keynote Session
Location: Main Room
Chair: Chiara Carlino
4:00pm Workshop: Making Informal Recognition visible and valuable — OB Challenges (3)
Location: Main Room

At the end of the second day of the conference, we will convene to focus on  

1. Informal Recognition

Key Challenge: How to make informal recognition visible and valuable?

Statement: Open Badges have been mainly successful in supporting the formal recognition of informal learning. They are not practical, in their current form, to support informal recognition. 

2. Open Endorsement

Key Challenge: How to make endorsements easy to perform and valuable?

Statement: Open Badges are one specific form of endorsement (the endorsement of the earner by the issuer of a badge). There are other possible forms of endorsements that do not require a badge, like signing a document or a contract.

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