Robert defended his master thesis about „Open Badges for Certification of Lecturers and Universities“ successfully. Find here his slides:
Our last publication at this year European MOOC Stakeholder Summit 2016 in Graz about „How to integrate and automatically issue Open Badges in MOOC platforms“ is now online available.
Though MOOC platforms offer quite good online learning opportunities, thereby gained skills and knowledge is not recognized appropriately. Also, they fail in main-taining the initial learner’s motivation to complete the course.
Mozilla’s Open Badges, which are digital artifacts with embedded meta-data, could help to solve these problems. An Open Badge contains, beside its visual component, data to trustworthy verify its receipt. In addition, badges of different granularity cannot just certify successful course completion, but also help to steer the learning process of learners through formative feedback during the course.
Therefore, a web application was developed that enabled iMooX to issue Open Badges for formative feedback as well as summative evaluation. A course about Open Educa-tional Resources served as prototype evaluation, which confirmed its aptitude to be also used in other courses.
Reference: Wüster, M., Ebner, M. (2016) How to integrate and automatically issue Open Badges in MOOC platforms. In: Proceedings of the European MOOC Stakeholder Summit 2016. Khalil, M., Ebner, M., Kopp, M., Lorenz, A., Kalz, M. (ed.). Book On Demand. Norderstedt. pp.279-286