“How do we make Open Recognition Visible and Actionable? Do not overcomplicate!”

On Wednesday 24 October the ePIC 2018 started. It is the 16th annual international conference on Recognition, Trust and Identity. The conference is in the beautiful venue of the Center for Research and Interdisciplinarity (CRI) in Paris.

The CRI experiments and spreads new ways of learning, teaching, conducting research and mobilizing collective intelligence in life, learning and digital sciences.

This venue is a great place to join, work on and experience the #OpenRecognition community in the heart of the Marais.

One of the first workshops was an Open Badges 101 on how to create your own badge by Emilie Lenel and Eric Rousselle. During this session participants have create their Personal Recognition Environment and learned how to create Open Badges.

An other interesting workshop was held by Nate Otto from Concentric Sky. He addresses the #OpenRecognition challenge.

Nate explained first in short what Open Badges are and where we are now with Open Recognition.

Then Nate states: In 2017 we defined 10 challenges for Open Badges/Open Recognition. Our challenge for #openbadges for the next year: How do we make #openrecognition simple, so that we may make it visible and actionable in our communities. The answer is both simple and difficult: Do not overcomplicate!

Also: how can open recognition be made simple? Specifically focus on understanding recognition.

To practice this Nate showed us a very simple but thoughtful approach how to Make Open Recognition Visible and Actionable. The example he gave was a about a chess club as an Open Recognition Community in games. Five simple questions where asked here:

  1. Who participates in an open recognition community?
  2. What is recognized?
  3. Why is this recognition important to the community?
  4. How is recognition made visible and actionable?
  5. Where does the recognition community become seen and understood from outside?

The audience then split up in groups and created 7 examples for an Open Recognition Community. After an intensive talk in our group we brought in an ‘out of boundary’ topic about the Burning Man event in the USA where people from different background and motivation bring in their skills.

This way of looking at the objective of MIRVA gives us, people who want to give recognition, an effective and not complicated way to address this challenge.

Take a look at the presentation and enjoy these great examples of Making Open Recognition Visible and Actionable in this Open Recognition Challenges Presentation.

Inspired? Have some examples to share and answered the 5 questions? Please share this with us!