https://groups.google.com/d/forum/openbadgesOpenBadgesOpen Badges works to support lifelong learning by making it easy for any organization to issue, manage and display digital badges across the web. Help us build this brand new world. All are welcome!Google GroupsXinyue Wu2016-12-02T11:08:50Zhttps://groups.google.com/d/topic/openbadges/vxTUlc7Rr-UCan an issuer check if a badge is backpacked?I want to display badges a user has earned within my system, but highlight the ones that are not yet pushed to Mozilla backpack. Is there an API to use for that? Thanks, ClaireDaniel Hickey2016-11-24T20:52:40Zhttps://groups.google.com/d/topic/openbadges/7FTPaDKlQKQHappy Thanksgiving! (Three new posts on "Competencies in Context")Dear Open Badgers: I wish you all the best for a wonderful Thanksgiving with loved ones and friends. One of the many things I am thankful for is my many awesome colleagues and some dear friends in Open Badges community. Thanks to all of you, it has come as a wonderful mid-career pivot forNate Otto2016-11-23T16:45:39Zhttps://groups.google.com/d/topic/openbadges/-IAupWoGF6sOpen Badges Community Call, 23 November 2016Best Badgers, We will have a call as scheduled today *(9am PST / noon EST / 5pm UTC / 5pm GMT).* Hope you can come join us! I'll be answering any of your questions around next week's update to the Open Badges Backpack <http://backpack.openbadges.org>. The Standard WG call normally scheduled forDaniel Hickey2016-11-19T16:42:08Zhttps://groups.google.com/d/topic/openbadges/FHQaE9PnFkMEducators Coop webinar with Doug Belshaw on tuesdayJoin @EducatorsCoop <https://twitter.com/EducatorsCoop> and @WeAreOpenCoop <https://twitter.com/WeAreOpenCoop> on Tuesday, Nov 22 at 8am PST for a free and open introduction to #openbadges <https://twitter.com/hashtag/openbadges?src=hash> http:// weareopen.coop/webinars <https://t.co/hOzL8vv0Hm>Daniel Hickey2016-11-17T19:44:04Zhttps://groups.google.com/d/topic/openbadges/cyrfF8cnYjwNew Blog Post on Learning Recognition NetworksOpen Badgers: there are some really important synergy emerging between open badges and ePortfolios. I talked about this some in talks at ePIC and Mozfest. In the first of several blog posts over the next couple of days, I put up a post yesterday < http://remediatingassessment.blogspot.ca/2016/1Jim Georgiadis2016-11-16T17:02:12Zhttps://groups.google.com/d/topic/openbadges/Gp4ifhh0r88Badgr Server crashes after installationSystem information: Operating system: Ubuntu 16.04 Browser & version: Firefox URL of issue: http://localhost:8000/accounts/login Problem: We are trying to run the openbadges server locally and we just finished the instructions on creating a local development environment. However, whne weNate Otto2016-11-16T16:54:22Zhttps://groups.google.com/d/topic/openbadges/yXwoFlRSU14Open Badges Community Call - 16 November 2016Bold Badgers, We will have a call as scheduled today *(9am PST / noon EST / 5pm UTC / 5pm GMT).* Hope you can come join us! Sorry for the late notice. We've been working hard on the specification. *Etherpad: * http://bit.ly/CC2016-Nov-16 *Agenda: Open Badges Specification Update* *Presenter:Daniel Hickey2016-11-07T23:45:24Zhttps://groups.google.com/d/topic/openbadges/ID9vd3ZkmgMBadges and Microcredentials webinarGA Tech organized a nice webinar for National Distance Learning Week: "Alternative, Stackable and Micro Credentials: Where are we headed?" Will include talks by Kyle Bowen, Patrina Law, Denise Paster, Alan Reid, Mark Lueba, Kyle Peck, Nelson Baker, Yakut Gazik and me. I am particularly excitedNate Otto2016-11-02T14:25:49Zhttps://groups.google.com/d/topic/openbadges/tcrLvUEj0GEOpen Badges Community Call today - 2 November 2016Bold Badgers, We will have a call as scheduled today *(9am PDT / noon EDT / 4pm UTC / 4pm GMT).* This has been a very momentous week in the Open Badges ecosystem. We held 5 conferences and events in the badges space (ePIC, EDUCAUSE, Internet Identity Workshop with VCTF Face-to-face, CUE, andranganath s2016-11-02T08:53:51Zhttps://groups.google.com/d/topic/openbadges/QxeblXO0MxoMozFest 2016Hello, I couldn't watch the session on live demo on new Backpack on 29/10/16. I wish to go through the demo video of new backpack. Please share me the archive details where I can go through the new backpack details. If there is any other literature that is available on the new backpack,Nate Otto2016-10-27T17:22:13Zhttps://groups.google.com/d/topic/openbadges/G_i-k2sX9dcOpen Badges Standard Working Group meeting canceled for today, October 27Hi, Badgers A large number of our contributors to the Standard Working Group have joined me in Bologna for the ePIC conference. We've been having great conversations in person that are advancing the spec, but unfortunately our wifi is very weak. So we can't guarantee connectivity to an onlineNate Otto2016-10-26T11:17:45Zhttps://groups.google.com/d/topic/openbadges/PQzQC8LFaLUOpen Badges Community Call - 26 October 2016Hi, Badgers We will have a call as scheduled today (9am PDT / noon EDT / 4pm UTC). We will have a short call reviewing the ePIC conference so far. Looking forward to joining you for the call. *Etherpad: * *http://bit.ly/CC2016-Oct-26* <http://bit.ly/CC2016-Oct-26> *Topic:* *ePIC Conferenceranganath s2016-10-24T06:40:49Zhttps://groups.google.com/d/topic/openbadges/f5AbM9dBuGAIssuer authentication/validationHello, Request clarification on the below. 1. As per FAQ *"Further, the Open Badge Infrastructure includes an authentication channel so that whenever someone tries to use or share a badge, the displayer can call back to the issuer and confirm that the issuer in fact issued this badge toNate Otto2016-10-19T04:20:09Zhttps://groups.google.com/d/topic/openbadges/f0-_W-a5TYECommunity call - 19 October 2016Hi, Badgers We will have a call as scheduled today (9am PDT / noon EDT / 4pm UTC), and we have a guest presenter, James Sheil. Looking forward to joining you for the call. *Etherpad: * - http://bit.ly/CC2016-Oct-19 *Topic:* - *Digital Badges for Association Learning* AssociationsMatt F2016-10-13T12:40:04Zhttps://groups.google.com/d/topic/openbadges/lCgaDauEte0Current recommendations for issuing badgesHi I am looking into implementing the issuing of badges and have had a read through some of the content on the openbadges.org but I'm not sure if that website is up to date anymore. It is all Mozilla branded and as far as I am aware, they passed ownership of things to Badge Alliance. The pageRyan Tracey2016-10-13T06:04:39Zhttps://groups.google.com/d/topic/openbadges/uIXXnfI69-AImproving the efficiency of compliance training with Open BadgesI am an e-learning professional in the Australian finance industry, and I have proposed a way to improve the efficiency of compliance training by using open badges. I draw your attention to my blog post - "How to fix our senseless compliance training" * https://ryan2point0.wordpress.com/2016/10Nate Otto2016-10-12T14:37:04Zhttps://groups.google.com/d/topic/openbadges/pnIbzI821XEOpen Badges Community Call - 12 October 2016Hi, Badgers We will have a call as scheduled today (9am PDT / noon EDT / 4pm UTC), and we have a guest presenter, Sarah Thomas. Looking forward to joining you for the call. *Etherpad: * - http://bit.ly/CC2016-Oct-12 *Topic:* - *Gamification in the classroom with Sarah Thomas @sarahdateeNate Otto2016-10-05T15:45:37Zhttps://groups.google.com/d/topic/openbadges/wrA45avhfNwOpen Badges Community Call, 5 October 2016Hi, Badgers We will have a brief call as scheduled today (9am PDT / noon EDT / 4pm UTC) to provide updates on current work on the Open Badges Specification. *Etherpad: * - http://bit.ly/CC2016-Oct-5 *Reading List:* - Open Badges 2.0 Prototypes Issues < https://github.com/openbadgSheryl Grant2016-10-03T16:27:14Zhttps://groups.google.com/d/topic/openbadges/fIXGt5js1iUbadging + music educationHello community, Does anyone know of any music education (or sound-based) badging programs going on? Thanks! Sheryl Sheryl Grant HASTAC, Director of Badge Research What Counts as Learning: Open Digital Badges for New Opportunities < https://www.academia.edu/8022569/What_Counts_As_LearninDon Presant2016-09-29T13:57:36Zhttps://groups.google.com/d/topic/openbadges/WMmF3sCXSWAMozilla Backpack issue: "Digicert SHA2 Intermediate is missing from backpack.openbadges.org"Hi all: FYI, this issue is affecting the Open Badges displayer on Mahara ePortfolio, but also other services that use Mozilla Backpack. The issue has been reported back to Mozilla and hopefully they will fix it soon. The progress on the issue can be tracked at https://github.com/mozilla/openbaNate Otto2016-09-28T13:47:28Zhttps://groups.google.com/d/topic/openbadges/5Nkn9VA2_9gCommunity Call for 28 Sept canceled; join Standard Call tomorrow 29 SeptHi, Badgers, Sorry to say that I'm sick today and won't be able to run the community call due to a lack of voice. We would have had updates today on progress on the 2.0 standard. Sorry for the inconvenience! Here's the pad for your reference and status updates on any of your work that you'dSerge Ravet2016-09-26T09:07:19Zhttps://groups.google.com/d/topic/openbadges/Vas2uvHoKDIThe Bologna Open Recognition Declaration (www.openrecognition.org) — edited! (*)A few weeks ago the organisers of ePIC 2016 <http://www.openepic.eu/> (Bologna 26-28 October 2016) raised the idea of revisiting the Bologna Declaration (Euro-centred and solely focused on higher education) to take into account the latest developments and opportunities for creating a trulyNate Otto2016-09-21T15:56:00Zhttps://groups.google.com/d/topic/openbadges/wBOc0m_wZAECommunity Call for September 21Hi, Badgers We will have a brief call as scheduled today (9am PDT / noon EDT / 4pm UTC) to provide updates on current work on the Open Badges Specification. *Etherpad: * - http://bit.ly/CC2016-Sept-21 *Reading List:* - Open Badges 2.0 Prototypes Issues < https://github.com/openbaNate Otto2016-09-15T19:46:02Zhttps://groups.google.com/d/topic/openbadges/yE32lm74fhYPrioritization voting for Open Badges 2.0 featuresHi, all The Standard Working Group met today and outlined the steps from here to release of the 2.0 Open Badges Specification. This work will consist of three phases. We're currently in phase 1: 1. Prototyping solutions: File issues identified by the community; ensure use cases/userNate Otto2016-09-15T04:58:50Zhttps://groups.google.com/d/topic/openbadges/nDjjl-NwL_IFwd: Open Badges Standard Working Group meeting Agenda September 15Hi, Open Badges community members. You can help speed along the next phase of specification development at the Badge Alliance. Joining tomorrow's Standard call is a great place to start. Details below. Nate Otto Director of Technology, Badge Alliance badgealliance.org On Wednesday,Nate Otto2016-09-14T14:05:12Zhttps://groups.google.com/d/topic/openbadges/jPtfxPiR4RcCommunity Call today, September 14: Specification UpdateHi, Badgers The work on the Open Badges Specification 2.0 version remains the top priority, and we'll be providing windows into this work on most of the Community Calls this quarter, including today. We will have a short version of the community call today, centered around progress we're makingDon Presant2016-09-11T16:41:17Zhttps://groups.google.com/d/topic/openbadges/TQjiM2PHi1sDavid Leaser of IBM re Open Badges on #openepic chat, Mon Sep 12 at 9am PT (12pm ET, 6pm CET)< https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-cEnYU347mdY/V9WHRmxJ1JI/AAAAAAAAGmU/AC0JXg8KIx0KPWOC-e8Oy_QYXmUSKb2SACLcB/s1600/Cr8blVoXgAA0WbA.jpg > I'm very pleased to announce that David Leaser of IBM is not only keynoting at the 2016 ePIC conference in Bologna next month, he's joining us tomorrow toDaniel Hickey2016-09-08T18:14:21Zhttps://groups.google.com/d/topic/openbadges/HpDLbb2u1UABadges on FacebookI am working on an NSF proposal with the Cornell Lab or Ornithology to use digtal badges and connect their existing Bird Academy online content with their wildly popular facebook group. 1. Can anybody point me to examples of open badges being used in Facebook groups? 2. Can anybody point me toNate Otto2016-09-07T15:52:01Zhttps://groups.google.com/d/topic/openbadges/e2y1w7Un84wOpen Badges Community Call Today - 7 Sept 2016Hi, all -- sorry for the late announcement. Internet outage at the home office today. We will have a short version of the community call today, centered around progress we're making toward the next release of the Open Badges Specification. Starting in 9 minutes as usual, at noon EDT, 4pm UTC.mikeo2016-09-02T14:22:53Zhttps://groups.google.com/d/topic/openbadges/gsBAuGPnriQRoosevelt Institute Report on Digital Credentialinghttp://rooseveltinstitute.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/The-Promises-and-Challenges-of-Digital-Credentialing.pdfDon Presant2016-09-01T19:34:03Zhttps://groups.google.com/d/topic/openbadges/eQydWsHC8x0Inviting you to ePIC 2016, the ePortfolio & Identity Conference - Bologna, Oct 26-28Hi all: As a member of the Program Committee, I'm pleased to issue this invitation to participate at *ePIC 2016* <http://openepic.eu> (openepic.eu), the 14th annual ePortfolio and Identity Conference in the historic city of Bologna from October 26-28.. Since its launch in 2003 by SergeHamdy Khalil2016-08-31T16:20:44Zhttps://groups.google.com/d/topic/openbadges/IzOaAB_qHMA404 on www.openbadges.orgHey, When accessing http://www.openbadges.org ( not http://openbadges.org) gives 404 error 404 Not Found - Code: NoSuchBucket - Message: The specified bucket does not exist - BucketName: www.openbadges.org - RequestId: 51510038ECD47691 - HostId: cpnHlXu+bkxX6vxcc+OGumitNate Otto2016-08-31T14:12:20Zhttps://groups.google.com/d/topic/openbadges/WqvxqtALI6QCalls the week of August 29: BadgeChain, Community Call, StandardHi, all Sorry the announcement of this week's calls finally hits on Wednesday, but glad to get it to you. We've got a good lineup of calls this week, starting in an hour with the BadgeChain Community Call, continuing at noon ET with the Open Badges Community Call, and then tomorrow, a workDaniel Hickey2016-08-30T18:07:55Zhttps://groups.google.com/d/topic/openbadges/4PXg0qb4BQgBadges + ePortfolios Blog Post and Community Call WednesdayI just posted this blog post about "Learning Recognition Networks" at Remediating Assessment. < http://remediatingassessment.blogspot.ca/2016/08/badges-eportfolios-helping-turn.html> Nate Otto and I will be discussing it with some of the participants in this meeting during the Open BadgesNate Otto2016-08-29T16:38:49Zhttps://groups.google.com/d/topic/openbadges/enZQO4EJz4oKicking off the next phase of Open Badges 2.0 specification developmentWe're kicking off this month the next cycle of development of the Open Badges Specification. We've been talking for the last two years about what it will take to build an Open Badges version 2.0 to resolve some of the largest issues with the current specification. We're in the early stages ofcarl nestor2016-08-24T02:49:28Zhttps://groups.google.com/d/topic/openbadges/Uy0lYK0b05ALooking for a partnership for my digital badge art creator tool, BadgeSoupCalling all joint-venture seekers, I created a digital badge artwork tool called BadgeSoup <http://www.badgesoup.com>. I created it because I saw a real need for quality badge artwork among smaller organizations and individuals who simply didn't have the funding to hire a graphic designer.Chris Crytzer2016-08-22T18:47:41Zhttps://groups.google.com/d/topic/openbadges/Wc9iNqsgVt830-minute #BadgeChatK12 on Twitter Today!Hi badge friends, Here's another way to get involved this week, as noted on the events calendar <http://www.badgealliance.org/events/>. *#BadgeChatK12 on Twitter* *Monday, August 22, 3:30pm PT / 6:30 pm ET / 10:30 pm UTC* *Topic: "Where to Issue Badges"* Hope you can participate!Chris Crytzer2016-08-21T20:35:08Zhttps://groups.google.com/d/topic/openbadges/_DaQVXqfZEw#OpenEpic Twitter Chat - Mon, August 22, 9:00am – 9:30am PTHello badge folks, Here's the first announcement of the week with more info to follow: *#OpenEpic Twitter Chat with Nate Otto, Director of Technology for the Badge Alliance* *Monday August 22 at 9 a.m. PT / 12 p.m. ET* 30-minute Twitter chat to discuss questions that will beRoberta (Robin) Sullivan2016-08-21T03:21:27Zhttps://groups.google.com/d/topic/openbadges/2FiszDayJu8Final Call of the OBHE Working Group!I was VERY disappointed to see the notice on the Open Badges Working Group in Higher Ed website <https://sites.google.com/site/openbadgesinhighereducation/working-group> stating that the OBHE-Sponsored Higher Education calls have concluded! Please say it's not so. I found the recordings to be aJordi Rosquillas Tovilla2016-08-20T13:25:05Zhttps://groups.google.com/d/topic/openbadges/2j4LF3RfALgExamples of digital badges for professional development for teachersHello. What are some good exa of PD for teachers and how did they do to gain recognition? Thanks JordiDeborah Clark2016-08-19T16:06:34Zhttps://groups.google.com/d/topic/openbadges/Yylc2B7rDwMIs Mozilla Backpack going away? If so, What can I replace it with?Hi Everyone, I'm learning today that Mozilla Backpack (via persona) is going away in November 2016. Is this true? If it is going away in November, what other online website will work with Canvas for my graduate students' badge collections? Any information or ideas would be greatly helpful!mikeo2016-08-18T22:43:58Zhttps://groups.google.com/d/topic/openbadges/tzmqMMLk58oLearningIsEarning2026 Project -- "Edublocks"Anyone know anything about this? https://youtu.be/Zssd6eBVfwcNate Otto2016-08-18T16:47:34Zhttps://groups.google.com/d/topic/openbadges/tPrywRzf3soStandard Working Group Call Today (August 18) 2pm ETHi, Standard Badgers: We've got the latest in the series of Standard Working Group calls http://etherpad.badgealliance.org/ba-standard-2016-08-18 11am PDT / 2pm EDT today. We'll be going over the Use Cases document, roadmap for the quarter. See you in an hour! Nate Otto Director of TechnologyDK Kim2016-08-17T23:56:43Zhttps://groups.google.com/d/topic/openbadges/fT34ws3NimQpop up messages.I keep getting pop up messages saying my computer is infected and that I need to call a phone number. How do i get rid of that?Greg Mcverry2016-08-17T20:23:58Zhttps://groups.google.com/d/topic/openbadges/JlFT1VzvouUPushback against Competency Based Learning, Badges, etcSo there is a lot of pushback in progressive educational circles around CBE, badging, blockchain, etc. Badges are casted as part of a corporate plot to destabilize and ultimately privatize education. Here are two recent posts (there are a bunch more): http://curmudgucation.blogspot.com/2016/Jesus Jimenez2016-08-17T20:01:37Zhttps://groups.google.com/d/topic/openbadges/J-dXMCTiZyIHow can make a badges? (Como ser emisor de OpenBadges )Hi, I'm Department of Information Technology from a high school in Matamoros Tamaulipas, Mexico . we began to work with google for education , and I get information about Mozilla Openbadges , I think it is an excellent tool and want to implement it to school to cast their badges . Where I canNaveen Raj2016-08-17T07:11:12Zhttps://groups.google.com/d/topic/openbadges/T1_QjYsbibQIs it possible to issue open badges from DOTNET Application??Hi all, We are using windows server and developing applications in DOTNET. From my client request we need to issue open badges to users for their achievements. Kindly help us to use this in my application. Thanks & Regards, Naveenraj.S Software Developer, Chennai-88, IndiaAndy Chidwick2016-08-17T04:10:38Zhttps://groups.google.com/d/topic/openbadges/hK3tnFaMcZgOpenBadges and leaderboardsHi everyone, I'm looking for a solution to my plan to gamify my CTE classroom. I am starting to use Schoology but am interested in a more robust version of a badge system. I'm looking at OpenBadges and Classbadges but the main feature I'm interested in is creating a visual leader board systemChris Crytzer2016-08-15T17:19:23Zhttps://groups.google.com/d/topic/openbadges/AJs_bmRw2aw#badgechatK12 today & 3 calls this week!Greetings Open Badges community. Here's four ways to connect this week, as listed on the events calendar <http://www.badgealliance.org/events/>. *1. #BadgeChatK12* *Today, Monday, August 15, 3:30pm PT / 6:30 pm ET / 10:30 pm UTC* *Topic: Getting Started With Badges *Martin Geisenhainer2016-08-15T07:01:33Zhttps://groups.google.com/d/topic/openbadges/511S4cdMgtkIntegration of OpenBadges on Sharepoint based CollabHi all, we are dicussing the integration of OpenBadges in our internal Collab Platform. Has anyone here already made experience with this, as Sharepoint seems to be pretty restictive with the application of badges. Thanks for any feedback, Martin.