Conference Agenda

ePIC 2017 - 15th International ePortfolio & Identity Conference

 
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: Nate Otto

During this series of workshop we will be working in groups to address a selected number among the 10 Open Badge Challenges: 1. Open Recognition Networks; 2. Informal Recognition; 3. Open Endorsement; 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, we will investigate the state of open recognition, examine the different challenges and use each as a window into building Open Recognition Networks. Each team will nominate one chair person who will be leading the work on the challenge and report on the results. 
 

Open Pathways

Nate Otto

Concentric Sky, United States of America

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: Italy adopts Open Badges!
Location: Main Room
Chair: Tania Martinelli
Chair: Chiara Carlino

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

Round table with the participation of:

  • Davide Conte, Assessor to Budgeting, Finance, Corporate Participation, User Participation in Quality Control of Public Services
  • Marco Lombardo, Municipal councillor, mayor's delegate to European relations and projects
  • Alessandra Biancolini, ANPAL - National Agency Active Labour Policies
  • Marco Mantoan, Chief Executive Officer of ANFIA Service
  • Marcello Bogetti, Director of LabNET, SAA University of Turin
 

Towards Transparency 4.0

Andrea Simoncini, Alessandra Biancolini

ANPAL - National Agency Active Labour Policies, Italy


Digital Badges for the Automotive Industries - The ANFIA Service and IQC project

Marco Mantoan

ANFIA Service

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 break
Location: Hallway
5:00pm ORA: Open Recognition Alliance
Location: Main Room
Chair: Nate Otto
Chair: Don Presant

An open meeting of the Open Recognition Alliance.

Kick off of MIRVA (Making Informal Recognition Visible and Accessible), a 3 years ERASMUS plus project that will greatly contribute to the implementation of the goals of the Bologna Open Recognition Declaration.

 

Making Informal Recognition Visible and Actionable

Serge Ravet

Reconnaître - Open Recognition Alliance, France

6:30pm Cocktail
Location: Breakout Session Room

 
Date: Thursday, 26/Oct/2017
8:30am Welcome and registration
9:00am PR21A
Location: Main Room
Chair: Don Presant
 

ePortfolio and Open Badges: Lifelong Learning Practices In Siberian Federal University

Olga Smolyaninova, Ekaterina Bezyzvestnykh

Siberian Federal University, Russian Federation


Tools of Engagement Project (TOEP): Equipping All Learners with 21st-Century Skills

Roberta {Robin} Sullivan

State University of New York at Buffalo


Digital Badges for Workforce Development

Kathleen Radionoff

Madison Area Technical College, United States of America


Student Transformative Learning Record

Brenton Rylan Wimmer

Credentialing for Transformative Success: The Student Transformative Learning Record (STLR)

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

10:30am Coffee Break
Location: Hallway
11:00am KEY2.1: Keynote Session
Location: Main Room
Chair: Chiara Carlino
 

Open Badges for Global Workforce Development at IBM

Marjolein van Eck

IBM, Corporate Talent


Opening up Education - A Support Framework for Higher Education Institutions

Andreia Inamorato dos Santos, Yves Punie

DG Joint Research Centre (JRC)


The Time for Self-Sovereign Identity is Now: Case Studies in Open Standards for Decentralized Identity and Verifiable Claims

Natalie Smolenski, Kim Duffy

Learning Machine, United States of America

12:45pm Lunch Break
1:45pm KEY2.2: Panel: Humanitarian Passport Initiative
Location: Main Room
Chair: Don Presant

A diverse panel of humanitarians will provide an update of current developments and exciting next steps for the Humanitarian Passport, an emerging Open Recognition service for the sector.

  • Don Presant, Humanitarian Leadership Academy consultant
  • Petra Pojerová, Humanitarian Leadership Academy
  • Roisin Cassidy, Save the Children
  • Jose Manuel Lorente, Médicos Sin Fronteras
  • Victoria Fontan, Collaboration Centre for Quality Learning in Humanitarian Action
3:00pm Coffee Break
3:30pm Workshop - Semantic value and Discovery - OB Challenges (3)
Location: Main 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.

 

Linking Open Badges with ESCO: an Auto Badge Designer built during #oSoc17

Bert Jehoul1, Vincent Van Malderen2, Agis Papantoniou3, Christine Copers5, Bart Hanssens5, Johan Potums4, Pierre-Alexandre Blanc4, Niels Dewelde4, Eva Jacobs4, Pol Labaut4, Eveline Vlassenroot4

1: Selor , Open Knowledge Belgium; 2: Jobpunt; 3: CogniZone; 4: oSoc17; 5: Bosa Digital Transformation

4:30pm PR22: Projects presentation
Location: Main Room
 

Badging formal degrees: we need critical mass

Paolo Cherubini, Laura Appiani

Università degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca, Italy


Life-long, life-wide and life-deep professional learning: what do open badging and eportfolios have to offer?

Mandia Mentis, Alison Kearney, Wendy Holley-Boen

Massey University New Zealand, New Zealand


Designing Badges for student and faculty development

Monica Fedeli, Carlo Mariconda

Università degli Studi di Padova, Italy


Visualising Teamwork Credentials in the Medical Sciences using ePortfolios and Badges as Symbols of Achievement and Skills Recognition

Patsie Polly1, Thuan Thai1,4, Jia-Lin Yang2, Annie Luo1, Cristan Herbert1, Nicole Jones1, Richard Vickery1, Trevor Lewis1, Suzanne Schibeci3

1: School of Medical Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, UNSW Sydney, Australia; 2: Prince of Wales Clinical School, Faculty of Medicine, UNSW Sydney, Australia; 3: Science Administration Unit, Faculty of Science, UNSW Sydney, Australia; 4: School of Education, University of Notre Dame Australia, Australia


Digging into Open Badges through a Province-wide Sandbox

Joanne Kehoe

eCampusOntario, Canada

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...
6:30pm End of day 2
8:30pm
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11:30pm
Social Dinner

 
Date: Friday, 27/Oct/2017
8:30am Welcome and registration
9:30am PR31: Presentation of projects
Location: Main Room
 

Preparing Career Aware Graduates by applying an ISA Model and Integrative Career Development Learning in Science Courses at UNSW Sydney

Jia-LIn Yang1, Patsie Polly2, Thomas Fath2, Nicole Jones2, John Power2

1: Prince of Wales Clinical School, UNSW Sydney; 2: School of Medical Sciences, UUNSW Sydney


OpenAgri: New Skills for new Jobs in Peri-urban Agriculture: Using Open Badges for Urban Innovation

Chiara Carlino1, Rossana Torri2

1: Cineca, Italy; 2: Municipality of Milan


Analysis of proposed expansion of TESOL Arabia’s open badge system from simple recognition of participation at face-to-face events to online evidence-based recognition of activities and artefacts that demonstrate application of professional practice

James Buckingham

TESOL Arabia, Oman


Open Badges in the Higher Education student lifecycle

Federico Giacanelli

Cineca, Italy

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...
 

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

Philippe Petitqueux

DRAAF de Normandie, France

11:00am Coffee Break
11:30am KEY3.1: Keynote Session
 

Progress in Canada: Toward an 'Internet of Skills'

Jeff Griffiths

Griffiths Sheppard Consulting Group Inc, Canada


Study to support the revision of the Diploma Supplement and analyse the feasibility of its digitalisation at European level

Justina Vaikutyte-Paskauske, Simone Ravaioli, Rimantas Dumčius, Karolis Saduikis, Darius Buinauskas, Donatas Pocius

PPMI, Lithuania


The open badge experiment in Dutch HE. Building a proof of concept for an open badge infrastructure.

Frans Ward, Ronald Ham

SURFnet, Netherlands, The

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