Conference Agenda

ePIC 2017 - 15th International ePortfolio & Identity Conference

 
Date: Wednesday, 25/Oct/2017
9:30am 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?
2:30pm 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!

6:30pm Cocktail
Location: Breakout Session Room

 
Date: Thursday, 26/Oct/2017
9:00am PR21B
Location: Breakout Session Room
Chair: Serge Ravet
 

GROWBIT - the zero blockchain interface

Alessandro Aglietti, Domenico Gemoli

GROWBIT, Italy


Using an ePortfolio tool to underpin an institutional employability award at Durham University

Donna Hay, Tim Ellis

Durham University, United Kingdom


Soft Skills in the Management world -The role of Digital Badges

Marcello Bogetti

SAA School of Management - University of Turin

4:30pm Open Recognition Networks — OB Challenges (4)
Location: Breakout Session Room

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

Statement: Current recognition systems are structured around the individual. In contrast, Open Recognition Networks are structured around a shared community space and common context of goals and badges, where social understanding can develop and grow. Open Recognition Networks can be a place where badges and endorsements are created and understood. They can serve as an interface between a community and web services that server that community.

Questions: How do people construct their identity in relation to others in a community? How can we build meaningful visual representations from Open Badges, Open Endorsements and other verifiable claims that are more meaningful because they exist in a community? How can these representations enable reflection and action? How do they contribute to one’s identity construction? How do they facilitate the emergence of bottom-up recognition systems?

Use cases:

  • Community of practice: visualising the status of members (expert, apprentice, etc.)

  • Reputation-based recruitment services

  • Recognition of prior learning

Related challenges:

  • Communication

  • Employment connections

  • Mapping

  • History/timeline

  • Statistics: density, rate of endorsements, growth in badges, etc.

  • Events

More details here

 


 
Date: Friday, 27/Oct/2017
9:30am Workshop - Open Recognition Network and Social Capital Representation - OB Challenges (5)
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.

 

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

Philippe Petitqueux

DRAAF de Normandie, France