The Badge Alliance is pleased to announce the first set of open badges designed to recognize the diligent work and meaningful contributions that Working Group members have made to the global open badges movement throughout Cycle 1. We’re excited to say that all of the email notifications for these badges have been sent and that these badges are beginning to be claimed by their earners.

If, after reading the badge descriptions and criteria below, you believe that you are eligible for one or more of these badges and you haven’t heard from us, email badges@badgealliance.org to let us know which badge(s) you have earned. Please include the criteria you’ve met, as well as any evidence supporting your application. Thank you!

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Badge Alliance Community Member

community-member

 

This badge acknowledges general membership in the Open Badges community and participation ranging from activity in the Google group to joining weekly community calls.

 

Criteria:

The Community Member illustrates conceptual fortitude by signing up for at least one of the mailing lists to interact with the Open Badges community.

 

Potential Evidence:

  • Subscribes to one or more Working Group mailing list or the Open Badges Community Group
  • Interacts with the Open Badges community via Twitter or Facebook

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Badge Alliance Working Group Contributor

wg-contributor
This badge acknowledges Open Badges community members who have actively attended conferences, or participated in mailing lists, working groups, or community calls.

 

Criteria:

The Contributor helps to build the open badges ecosystem through active participation in the Working Group or community calls and mailing lists.

 

Potential Evidence:

  • Subscribes to one or more Working Group mailing list or the Open Badges Community Group
  • Attends weekly Community Calls or Working Group calls
  • Contributes to Working Group etherpads
  • Participates in mailing list discussions

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Badge Alliance Working Group Fellow

wg-fellow

 

This badge acknowledges those who go above and beyond in their contributions to the Open Badges community.

 

Criteria:

The Fellow displays community-building characteristics, reinforces new ideas about assessment, learning and credentialing, and champions open badges in their respective areas of expertise.

 

Potential Evidence:

  • Held a leadership role in a Working Group (Chair, Cabinet Member, Secretary)
  • Active participation in the Open Badges MOOC
  • Regularly updates the Badge Alliance team and community on their badge activity
  • Speaks on panels with Badge Alliance members
  • Presents their work on Working Group Calls or Community Calls

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Open Badges Advocate

advocate
This badge acknowledges individuals who regularly champion Open Badges through active blogging, writing, research, or speaking at conferences.

 

Criteria:

The Advocate exhibits depth and breadth of knowledge about Open Badges in their writing, research, or presentations.

 

Potential Evidence:

  • Regularly speaks about Open Badges at conferences, on panels, in workshops, etc.
  • Actively writes or blogs about badges
  • Conducts and publishes research into badges

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Badge Alliance Visionary

visionary

 

This badge acknowledges individuals who have altered the landscape of Open Badges through innovative work in research, coding, or badge system design and implementation.

 

Criteria:

The Visionary makes it possible for others to see the tremendous potential in the open badges movement.

 

Potential Evidence:

  • Forges new paths for open badges adoption
  • Suggests new approached to alternative credentialing
  • Questions normative understandings of learning, assessment, research, and so-called traditional learning pathways
  • Contributes code, research, and badge system design and implementation in innovative ways

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Badge Alliance Founding Member

founding-member

 

This badge acknowledges individuals who played an important role in helping to found the Badge Alliance.

 

Criteria:

The Founding Members helped to establish the Badge Alliance as a nexus of badge innovation and thereby increased the reach of the open badges ecosystem through their support.

 

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Claim Your Badges

We’ve made every effort to appropriately issue these badges.

If you think you might be eligible for one or more of these badges, and you haven’t heard from us, email badges@badgealliance.org to let us know which badge(s) you have earned. Please include the criteria you’ve met, as well as any evidence supporting your application.

If you’ve been awarded badges to the wrong email address, please email badges@badgealliance.org to let us know which badge(s) you have earned and your preferred email address (the one your Backpack is associated with).

Thank you!

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