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: 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.

 

Towards Transparency 4.0

Andrea Simoncini, Alessandra Biancolini

ANPAL - National Agency Active Labour Policies, Italy

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
 

Progress in Canada: Toward an 'Internet of Skills'

Jeff Griffiths

Griffiths Sheppard Consulting Group Inc, Canada


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

PR21B
 

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

Olga Smolyaninova, Ekaterina Bezyzvestnykh

Siberian Federal University, Russian Federation


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

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

Making Informal Recognition Visible and Valuable

Serge Ravet

Open Recognition Alliance, France


Open Badges for Global Workforce Development at IBM

Marjolein van Eck

IBM, Corporate Talent

1:00pm Lunch Break
2:00pm KEY2.2: Keynote Session
 

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


Opening up Education - A Support Framework for Higher Education Institutions

Yves Punie

IPTS, Spain

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.

 

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

5:30pm PR22A
 

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


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


Badging formal degrees: we need critical mass

Paolo Cherubini, Laura Appiani

Università degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca, Italy

PR22B: Presentation
 

Designing Badges for student and faculty development

Monica Fedeli

Università degli Studi di Padova, 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

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
9:00am 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.

 

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

Philippe Petitqueux

DRAAF de Normandie, France


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

10:30am Coffee Break
11:00am KEY3.1: Keynote Session
 

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