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Open Badges: a best-practice framework

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The widespread adoption of online education is severely challenged by issues of verifiability, reliability, security and credibility. Open Badges exist to address these challenges, but there is no consensus as to what constitutes best practices regarding the implementation of an Open Badge system within an educational context. In this paper we survey the current landscape of Open Badges from educational and technological perspectives. We analyze a broad set of openly-reported pilot projects and case studies, and derive a comprehensive best practice framework that tries to capture the requirements for successful implementation within educational institutions. We conclude by identifying some significant gaps in the technology and identify some possible future research directions.


Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2016 SAI Computing Conference (SAI)
ISBN (Electronic)9781467384605
Publication statusPublished - 13 Jul 2016
EventSAI Computing Conference 2016 - ExCeL London (CentrEd Conference Center), London, United Kingdom
Duration: 13 Jul 201615 Jul 2016


ConferenceSAI Computing Conference 2016
CountryUnited Kingdom
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    Research areas

  • Open Badges, Blended learning

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