Use Cases

The use cases you find below describe different situations and processes related to the exploitation of Open badges. Their main function is to inform the design of the Open Badge Infrastructure (OBI).

You are welcome to add you own use cases and/or to comment on the existing ones.

Open Badges for civic education Education, Formal Education, Secondary Education, Social Recognizing high-school students' efforts in developing their civic skills

Awarding open badges to high-school students who demonstrate their proficiency in civic skills.

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Open Badges for development and demonstration of soft skills Education, Formal Education, Secondary Education, Tertiary Education, Informal education, Non-formal education, Social, Employment Validation, Recognition

Soft skills like critical thinking, innovation, skilled communication, collaboration, leadership etc. are seldom validated and recognized formally.

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OpenBadges for Java programmers Education, Formal Education, Tertiary Education, Informal education, Technology Making Java programming more exciting and more fun. Providing incentive for individual programming initiatives.

Java programming is taught at many universities worldwide. Students can be awarded badges for both curricular and extra-curricular programming efforts and initiatives.

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Migrant Skilled Worker Non-formal education, Social Inclusion, Employment, Self-employment, Technology Recognition, migrant, competence, skill

Skilled workers are increasingly mobile, not just within the European Union, but also internationally. Some trades and crafts are regulated in some or all countries (e.g.

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Member of a Working Group Informal education, Non-formal education, Employment, Policy Co-design, Recognition, Achievement, Participation, accreditation of informal learning

It is common for a Working Group or subcommittee to do substantial work on developing a new initiative on behalf of a larger group.

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Collaborative design of badges Formal Education, Non-formal education Co-design, Recognition

This use case can have an endless number of variations but here is one example where organisations are involved in the badge designing collaborative process.

Eric Rousselle
Open Badges in schools and higher education

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.

Eric Rousselle
Building a portfolio from badges

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.

Eric Rousselle
Using badges as a way to express social or political statements Citizenship

Badges are usually seen as a way to capture and display things we learn.

Eric Rousselle
Badge application for recognition of prior learning

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.

Eric Rousselle