Open Badges in 2013

Welcome! This interactive timeline tells the story of Open Badges in 2013, from community accomplishments and teamwork triumphs to citywide learning and MozFest celebrations.

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2013-01-01 12:00:00

Badges kicks off 2013 in style

We were excited to see badges included as one of the Four Innovation Trends to Watch in 2013 in the Harvard Business Review!

2013-01-07 12:00:00

Start of year statistics

Our current numbers for badges, issuers, backpacks and organizations engaging with Open Badges.

2013-01-13 12:00:00

Open Badges in the PSFK Future of Work Report

Open Badges "provides workers a new way to depict their capabilities." according to the recently published PSFK Future of Work Report.

2013-01-14 12:00:00

Webmaker Badges: Updates

Webmaker Badges Lead Carla Casilli examines "the intersection of Webmaker and Open Badges" and looks ahead to 2013 goals.

2013-01-21 12:00:00

Providence After School Alliance Badges Launched

High school students to receive credit for learning experiences beyond the classroom through the Providence After School Alliance (PASA) badge system.

2013-01-27 12:00:00

DML Competition winners announced

HASTAC announces the winners of the Digital Media and Learning Research Competition on Badging and Badge Systems Development.

2013-02-02 12:00:00

Badges Updates: Jan. 20-Feb. 1

Our Webmaker Badges Lead Carla Casilli wraps up a week of badges news and updates.

2013-02-03 12:00:00 rebranded

With the launch of the new and improved Open Badges logo came a rebranding of

2013-02-05 12:00:00

Developing Open Badges for The Jisc RSC Scotland

Grainne Hamilton has been exploring badge system design for Jisc Regional Support Centre Scotland.

2013-02-07 12:00:00

Community Site launched

We officially launched the Community Site as a resource for those wanting to participate and contribute to the Open Badges community.

2013-02-10 12:00:00

Open Badges in the Stanford News

"Higher Education Grapples with Accreditation in the Digital Age." By R. F. Mackay

2013-02-13 12:00:00

Anatomy of an open badge

Purdue University Director of Informatics Kyle Bowen shared this great image of the guts of an Open Badge: its metadata!

2013-02-20 12:00:00

"The Disruption Higher Ed Doesn’t See Coming"

Scott Leslie, educational technologist and writer at Ed Tech Post, explains why badges have such potential for disruption.

2013-02-20 12:00:00

Open Badges in Forbes

"Badges Lend Gravitas To Free Education Revolution." By James Marshall Crotty

2013-02-22 12:00:00

Open Badges in Education Dive

"The Death of Degrees? 9 Alternative Credentialing Approaches." By Roger Riddell

2013-02-24 12:00:00

Review: open badges roadmap

In this blogpost, our Product Lead Sunny Lee reviews Q4 2012 goals from the roadmap and looks at how we got to where we are.

2013-03-02 12:00:00

Open badges at sxswedu 2013

We were thrilled to partner with E-I80’s Christine Renaud to co-present Core Conversations at SXSWedu on Tuesday and SXSW Interactive on Sunday.

2013-03-08 12:00:00

Badge Design Principles Documentation Project

Meet two of the newest members of the badges Design Principles Documentation Project team at Indiana University, led by Dan Hickey.

2013-03-08 12:00:00

Totara LMS Release White Paper on Open Badges

"Open Badges: A Catalyst For New Learning Design." Totara LMS release a White Paper on Open Badges as a timely “disruptive innovation."

2013-03-14 12:00:00

Introducing Open Badges 1.0

Open Badges v1.0 officially launches at the 2013 Digital Media and Learning Conference.

2013-03-20 12:00:00

Open Badges 1.0: Features & Functionality

A list of changes you'll see with the release of Open Badges 1.0 this week.

2013-03-22 12:00:00

Video: Badge The UK

Watch this short video to learn about DigitalMe's new project which will enable learners to demonstrate all their achievements using digital badges.

2013-03-27 12:00:00

Google Funds 'BOOC' Course Featuring Badges

Google has funded Dan Hickey, an Associate Professor in the Indiana University School of Education, to develop a "Big Open Online Course," or BOOC.

2013-04-01 12:00:00

Open Badges: an Interview with Erin Knight

Whitney Burke interviewed Erin Knight, our Senior Director of Learning + Badges, for DML Central.

2013-04-05 12:00:00

Digital Badges at National Science Foundation HQ

An initial set of badge design principles was presented by the Indiana University Design Principles Documentation Project team at a NSF meeting.

2013-04-10 12:00:00

Badge System Design Principles Paper, Pt. 1

Our Webmaker Badges Lead Carla Casilli gives an overview of the paper she has been working on.

2013-04-11 12:00:00

Open Badges Keynote Speech: PELeCON Conference

Badges + Skills Lead Doug Belshaw gives an animated speech on the past, present and future of Open Badges at PELeCON 2013.

2013-04-13 12:00:00

Open Badges on the Makewaves Blog

"Open Badges: May Cause Side Effects…" By Cliff Manning

2013-04-19 12:00:00

Open Badges in the Chronicle of Higher Education

"College Graduates Deserve Much More Than Transcripts." By Kevin Carey

2013-04-25 12:00:00

Open Badges in the Seattle Times

"The Future of Credentials: Will Degrees and Resumes Make Room for the Badge?" By Monica Guzman

2013-05-01 12:00:00

Badge Design Canvas released by Digital Me

Digital Me has created a new Badge Design Canvas that helps those designing badges think through various issues.

2013-05-07 12:00:00

Open Badges for Mozilla

Webmaker Badges Lead Carla Casilli outlines the state of Open Badges for various Mozilla teams.

2013-05-07 12:00:00

Open Badges Values

Senior Director of Learning + Badges Erin Knight outlines recent thinking on Open Badges values and principles.

2013-05-13 12:00:00

Doug answers some FAQs about Open Badges

Doug Belshaw, Badges + Skills Lead at the Mozilla Foundation, answered some of the most common questions he’s been getting recently about Open Badges.

2013-05-17 12:00:00

Update: Badges Design Principles Database Project

A brief update about the design principles that have emerged in Dan Hickey's analyses and interviews of the 30 DML badges awardees.

2013-05-20 12:00:00

Mark Surman asks - "Mozilla & Badges: Where Next?"

Read what Mark Surman, Executive Director of the Mozilla Foundation, has to say about the future of Open Badges.

2013-05-22 12:00:00

Explaining Open Badges Through Analogy

Badges + Skills Lead Doug Belshaw shares some of his most successful analogies for introducing people to Open Badges.

2013-05-28 12:00:00

Chicago Launches Citywide Summer Learning Program

Mayor Emanuel, City officials, and over 140 leading community & civic organizations to award open badges in the citywide summer learning initiative.

2013-06-03 12:00:00

Video: What is the Chicago Summer of Learning?

Watch this short video to learn about the Chicago Summer of Learning, the biggest citywide summer learning initiative in the US - with badges!

2013-06-05 12:00:00

New Open Badges Sketch

We have released a new napkin sketch with a fresh look, showing how issuers create badges, how earners share them, and how the world benefits.

2013-06-06 12:00:00

TAMRITZ Kicks Off Open Badges Prof. Dev. Course

TAMRITZ kicked off a professional development, open badges-based online course and learning network.

2013-06-07 12:00:00

Video: A Short Story About Open Badges

Our Games Lead Chloe Varelidi has created this fun three minute look at what badges can do for learners.

2013-06-13 12:00:00

2 Million Better Futures

Former President Bill Clinton Announces Commitment to Create New Pathways to College and Career Success for 2 Million Americans Through Open Badges.

2013-06-19 12:00:00

Blackboard Partners with Mozilla Open Badges

We are excited to announce our new partnership with Blackboard, one of the largest learning management systems in the world.

2013-06-20 12:00:00

Open Badges on White House Hangout "We the Geeks"

Check out the video of our Senior Director of Learning + Badges Erin Knight join the "We the Geeks" Google Hangout hosted by the White House!

2013-06-25 12:00:00

Open Badges for the Chicago Summer of Learning

Mozilla’s Open Badges and the city of Chicago have launched the Chicago Summer Of Learning, a huge badge-earning citywide summer learning campaign.

2013-06-28 12:00:00

Open Badges in Educause

"Digital Badges for Professional Development." By Veronica Diaz

2013-07-04 12:00:00

Badge The UK Launched by Digital Me in London

Educators, learners, and tech/software experts gather for the launch of a new DigitalMe initiative, Badge The UK.

2013-07-10 12:00:00

Open Badges Go Global

Senior Director of Learning + Badges Erin Knight reflects on the global spread of open badges after an event in Milan, Italy.

2013-07-12 12:00:00

"Badgopolis" - Form Follows Emotion

Our Creative Lead Jess Klein takes a look at a new backpack and discovery prototype she's developing, code-named "Badgopolis"

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