This post continues an exploration of how Open Badges can support Personal Learning in Open Learning Networks.Open Educational Practices, if you will. It picks up on my post from last week, which, among other things, said that Open Badges are becoming machine-readable nodes in open networks.
This post begins to question the notion of Open Badges as scalable micro-credentials. How modular are they? Are they like lego blocks or are they fractal and chaotic? How far can we push the notion of modularity?
The point of the post is the Draft Ecosystem Scaling Chart towards the bottom - It goes from nano through micro to giga...
Hint: it's about more than gamification. This blog post explores the benefits of using eCredentials based on the Mozilla Open Badge standard to enhance Continuing Professional Development (CPD). Open Badges can help advertise learning opportunities and recognize learning achievements, whether they be formal, no-formal or informal.
Have you ever read an article, listened to a podcast or heard a speech that motivated you to perform some kind of action - only to realize that action was really difficult to accomplish? Well, that's kinda what's been going on for many people who try to implement a badge system or even something as basic as attempt to issue a badge to a single person.