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Workshop - Open Recognition Network and Social Capital Representation - OB Challenges (5)
Friday, 27/Oct/2017:

Location: Breakout Session Room

During this session we will look at two particular challenges: Open Recognition Networks and Social Capital Representation. This will be introduced by a presentation of a regional initiative, Badgeons la Normandie, which is confronted to those issues.

3. Open Recognition Networks

Key challenge: how to make learners, individuals and citizens the builders of Open Recognition Networks?

Statement: Current recognition networks are dominated by institutions of formal education. Already in the first version of the Open Badge infrastructure it was implicit that only institutions had the right to recognise learning while learners only had the right to be recognised by institutional authorities. Elementary informal recognition statements, Open Endorsements, can be combined with Open Badges and other verifiable claims to elicit recognition networks.

 6. Social Capital Representation

Key challenge: how to provide individuals, communities and organisation with dynamic representations of the assets composing their social capital?

Statement: the assets of a person is represented by the things they own and have produced, the trust they have endorsed and given. Open Badges and Open Endorsements are a means to provide a tangible representation of those assets that make it possible to provide some kind of tangible measurement of the social capital of person or a group.

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"Badgeons la Normandie" — Using Open Badges to develop a Learning Region

Philippe Petitqueux

DRAAF de Normandie, France

April, 6th 2017, the actors of agricultural education and the farming profession of the Normandie region called for a regional partnership to explore the potential of Open Badges to build a learning territory. They made a launch statement presenting their common goals : - Facilitating the recognition and valorisation of skills and learning, formal and informal; - Preparing learners for lifelong learning; - Identifying emerging skills, connecting them with the job market; - Implementing digital tools to foster the learner’s ability to act autonomously. After a few months of hard work and a lot of communication, they want to present their first results. Their presentation will focus on the strategy they decided to enforce to bring together individuals, institutions, associations and organisations working in education and training, employment and social integration in Normandy. A focus will also be made on the functions of Open badges they want to use : - badges as connectors - badges for making visible informal recognition - badges to valorize individuals or communities of practice and the services and digital tools they wish to develop to foster the adoption of Open badges. You can read their launch of statement and call for interest here : Badgeons la Normandie [http://www.badgeonslanormandie.fr/?page_id=230]

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