Making skills & learning visible and discoverable with Open Badges
Open Badges is a global standard that seeded the digital micro-credentialing movement. It was created to recognise and verify learning wherever and whenever it happens, and enable skills recognition to be shared across the web. Grainne Hamilton contributed to the standard’s development from conceptualisation by Mozilla through to its stewardship by IMS Global (now 1EdTech). Services delivered included contributing authorship to the standard; contracting with Mozilla to create the concept and blueprints for Open Badge Pathways with the Open Badges team; aiding in the transition from Mozilla to IMS Global; founding the world’s first national Open Badges network; informing the creation of an open badge platform (the OBA); and steering group membership of the Open Badge Network, which provided recommendations for policy on digital credentials in the European Union.
Collaborative design sessions
UX / UI design
Recommendations for policy
Open community contribution