Submitted by Eric Rousselle on Tue, 2015-02-10 22:00
Here we are not describing a single use case, but a collection of use cases related to the utilisation of badges in formal learning contexts. We choose to do so because they take place in the same context and are usually used by the same actors.
The use cases described here can be grouped in 4 main categories:
Submitted by Eric Rousselle on Tue, 2015-02-10 21:53
Earners receive their badges by email and upload them in the Mozilla backpack or receive them automatically in their Open Badges passport, which is an alternative to the Mozilla backpack. In the Open Badges passport issuers store their badges but also other evidences of their learning such as PDF -files, pictures and videos. Earners build simple portfolio pages, where they showcase their learning with the badges they earned. They create text fields in their pages to compose small resumes or to add comments to their badges. Evidences such as links or files can be also added to pages.
Submitted by Eric Rousselle on Tue, 2015-02-10 21:45
Badges are usually seen as a way to capture and display things we learn. This kind of badge is used to communicate that the badge earner agrees and supports the ideas or values expressed by the badge. In this case, the badge earner (traditional terminology), is not really an earner but more a badge claimer or supporter. The badge designer / issuer does not reward him or her, but he or she just wants to get the badge to display it.
Submitted by Eric Rousselle on Tue, 2015-02-10 21:36
A badge application is a badge combined with a form. It is published in a web page so that any potential earner can apply for it. The main idea is that a badge is used to display a set of competences and requirements that an applicant should match to get it. The application form can contain question/answer fields, text fields and upload fields for evidences such as files and links.
A badge application can be used by different kind of organisations for different purposes. Here are some examples:
One of the goals of badge Europe is the delivery, in Europe, of 1 million Open Badges.This will be achieved by creating a large coalition of various stakeholders. The new goal is 10 million better futures!
While Open Badges have been described as the “New Currency for Professional Credentials,” the true value of Open Badges is the trust they embed, the trust that badge holders receive from badge issuers.