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Use case 1 - Building a learning community around digital practices within agricultural education schools
With this project that will start in September 2019 in France, we show how opening recognition can help to foster collaboration and sharing of digital practices in the education field, between teachers, trainers and learners. We give examples of how informal recognition is empowering the members and how they can get recognition from outside their community.
- Follow Fabien who is to going to build his personal recognition space
- Follow Sophie who wants to develop her skills on GIS
- Follow Christophe who wants to show his commitment to a project
- Follow Anthony, who claims the same open badges as his apprentices
- Follow Philippe, he created his own badge to claim a skill
- Follow Michèle, looking for testimonies on digital practices
- Follow Antoine whose illustrator talent was discovered by his headmaster
Use case 2 - Open badges uses in a FabLab
Follow Fabien who is to going to build his personal recognition space
FABIEN, 35 years old, teacher in zootechnics.
He will create his passport and ask for his first Open badge.
To understand what an Open Badge is, we invite you to follow Fabien, 35 years old, teaching at an agricultural school in Ploumaniaque in Brittany. He feels good in this establishment. From the window of the teachers’ room, he has a magnificent view of Mont Saint-Michel on the other side of the border.
Before starting, he will create a free account on an Open Badges management platform. Anthony, his digital referent, explains that he can use the Open Badge Passport platform from which Fabien can:
- store his Open Badges
- manage the visibility of his badges (public or private)
- exchange with other owners of the same badge
- browse the Open Badges Gallery.
Fabien is convinced and starts to create his account on https://openbadgepassport.com/
– Registration –
– Profile –
Now that the account is created, he arrives on his dashboard.
From this page he can use the top menu to navigate to his profile:
The choice of the image that will be visible in his profile is important, Fabien hesitates !!
Now that the account is created and the profile filled out, everything is ready to explore Open badges on the acoustice platform.
– Claiming a badge –
Fabien decides to navigate http://acoustice.educagri.fr and from the Start menu, he clicks on the image to claim his badge: I explore acoustice Open badges.
He lands on a form that asks him for the necessary information to obtain the badge.
At a minimum, he must indicate his email address and his name. Indeed, it is thanks to the email address that Fabien can prove that the badge is his own.
He clicks on the Send button
He connects again on his Passport and arrives on his dashboard and sees that he has a badge waiting! Fabien is happy, he accepts the badge!
– making his badge visible –
By default, his badge is private. He is the only one who can see it. He sets it in public mode so that it’s visible from all over the world. When you’re proud of your badge, show it !
Even better, Fabien decides to geolocate his badge so that his colleagues from other agricultural high schools can know where it is. At the same time he participates in making visible his interest in Open badges. Thanks to this, other people can discover his interests and the acoustice program !
An open badge makes your interests visible!
-Discovering badges and people –
Fabien is curious to know if other people have the same badge as him and decides to navigate the Open badge passport gallery.
He clicks on the profile of Cécile who seems to work in the vicinity of Rouen, in Normandy.
He realizes she has a lot of badges!
Browsing the gallery makes you discover interesting people and badges!
– Interacting with the holder of a badge –
Fabien is eager to learn more. He notices that one can write a comment on the badge.
Open badges makes it possible to get in touch with their holders !
Let’s recap with Fabien, what he discovered with this first Open badge.
- He created a free account on a platform
- He asked for his first badge and accepted it
- He made it public and geolocated
- He was able to discover that other people had the same badge as him
- He wrote a comment on a badge
Indeed, the information contained in the badge can be exploited with the agreement of the holders, to make for example appear the following information:
- Who else has the same badge as me: who has therefore the same interests, or who learns the same thing as me … .etc
- Where are the people who have the same badge as me?
- What badges did this person get?
Fabien immediately talks to his colleagues to encourage them to ask for their first badge.
It’s up to you to ask for yours if you want to join the community!