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Session Overview
Date: Wednesday, 25/Oct/2017
8:30am Welcome and registration
Location: Hallway
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.

Workshop — Open Badges 101: Create your own badge
Location: Breakout Session Room
Chair: Tania Martinelli

This session is designed for the Open Badge beginners. You will learn:

  • What are Open Badges?
  • How to create your own badge?
  • How to endorse a badge?
11:00am Coffee Break
Location: Hallway
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.

1:30pm Lunch Break
Location: Hallway
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.

Workshop - Open Badges 102: Create your badge ecosystem (1)
Location: Breakout Session Room

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!

4:30pm Coffee / wine break
Location: Hallway
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.

7:30pm End of day 1
Date: Thursday, 26/Oct/2017
8:30am Welcome and registration
9:00am PR21A
10:30am Coffee Break
Location: Hallway
11:00am KEY2.1: Keynote Session
Location: Main Room
Chair: Chiara Carlino
1:00pm Lunch Break
2:00pm KEY2.2: Keynote Session
3:30pm Coffee Break
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.

More details here


Workshop - Semantic value and Discovery - OB Challenges (4)
Location: Breakout Session Room
Chair: Bert Jehoul

4. Open Discovery

Key challenge: How to discover people, competencies, resources, service providers, etc. based on the data generated through Open Recognition while preserving the anonymity?

Statement: Search of talents is mainly confined within silos where participants are not in control of their data. Open Discovery means that it is possible to expose one’s data publicly and anonymously, independently from service providers, so that a variety of services, including services unknown to the data owner, can search the data to provide services.

 8. Semantic value

Key challenge: How can we write criteria that contain semantic information, so they can be processed by computers to provide meaningful information to humans?

Statement: Today, the criteria field in Open Badges is simple text and is created by the issuer. The semantic value is nil.

5:30pm PR22A
PR22B: Presentation
6:30pm End of day 2
Social Dinner
Date: Friday, 27/Oct/2017
8:30am Welcome and registration
9:00am PR31A: Workshop - Open Recognition Network and Social Capital Representation - OB Challenges (5)

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.

10:30am Coffee Break
11:00am KEY3.1: Keynote Session
1:00pm Lunch Break
2:00pm KEY3.2: Round Table: the Open Badges / Open Recognition Challenges Roadmap - OB Challenges (6)
Chair: Serge Ravet

During three days, we will have had the opportunity to explore the different challenges (may be identify more) and it is time to establish a roadmap for the future of Open Recognition. The moderators of the different challenges will provide a brief report and a discussion will be opened with the participants.

4:00pm End conference

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