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The Badge and the Blockchain

Here’s a visual thought inspired by Doug Belshaw’s blog for DML – “Peering deep into Future of Educational Credentialling”. The fairly abstract idea of a blockchain is one that demanded to be visualised so as to be more understandable – especially with regard to what it could mean for Open Badges.

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What’s a badge really worth?

I do a lot of thinking about Open Badges. So I asked myself, what is the value of a badge? Even though the value may have different objective ingredients, the subjective perception of the viewer overrides them all. Value is in the eye of the beholder…

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#edchat #wapisasa

The Goal of Education

This thinking was the result of a debate at The Reed School, London, hosted at the Guild hall. I came away very impressed by “whole education” principles voiced by Steve Chalk (Oasis) and Camila Batmanghelidjh (Kids Company).

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#apprenticeship #TOLC

6 Apprenticeship Principles

This image reflects on the core principles of an apprenticeship, which were outlined in a report by City & Guilds – definitely worth a thought.

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This Machine…

I had the pleasure of meeting Audrey Watters in Barcelona recently. This laptop sticker was a side thought from Audrey in the conversation with some other lovely people (Jim Groom, Doug Belshaw, Martin Weller and Sheila MacNeill) that I had to create as an image. If you want to turn it into a real laptop sticker, this transparent PDF should do the trick…

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#assessment #FELTAG #openbadges #wapisasa

How to Badge

This graphic was drawn around the time of the FELTAG report, to help me consider how to think through the design of a badge. Often, stepping through an approach like this will uncover flaws in the thinking…

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While shepherds (and shepherdesses) watched…

Ferris Bueller once said (in his movie, of course): “Life is fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while you might miss it.” So for once, I thought I would send myself a Christmas card, encouraging my good self to endeavour to put down the screen, focus on other people and have a Happy Christmas. 🙂