OBF Academy Webinars
Join OBF Academy webinars to learn about fascinating use cases in various types of organisations, projects and different countries. Get tips and ideas to develop your Open Badges strategy and learn about new features in Open Badge Factory and Open Badge Passport. OBF Academy webinars are free and open to everyone. You can find upcoming webinars and recordings of held webinars on this page. You can browse recordings by language and subject. See you at our next webinar!
Bucking the Industry Trends with Missions instead of Certifications
The change management world is a funny one. “Certifications” have become meaningless over the last number of years because all they prove is that the attendees credit card payment was successful.
Climate Badges for repairing the schools
How can we acquire know-how in schools about interdisciplinary and complex subjects like climate? Could we at the same time repair the schools to be more climate-friendly and sustainable: structure, teaching and attitudes.
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Open Badges in sustainable tourism
Oulu University of Applied Sciences (OAMK) is developing open badges for the tourism sector in co-operation with other educational institutes.
Ms. Lotta Pakanen will present how the construction of the badge constellation is progressing and how open badges can support continuous learning!
HPass: Building a badging community for the humanitarian sector
The session will describe how HPass is building a digital badging community centred on myHPass, a dedicated passport for humanitarians. It will talk about what we have learnt since our launch in 2019, and the methods we have used to generate a myHPass user base across multiple organisations, locations and contexts.
Open badges: let’s get active!
The weird world of open badge use in education offers an opportunity for learners to be the prime agents in their learning. However, for many this is unfamiliar territory and despite collecting and even sharing their badges online they do not realise the full potential of their artefacts. In this webinar Teresa MacKinnon will share how we can better support and enhance the learner’s continued journey through the affordances of Open Badge Passport and the new Spaces functionality.
Competitive Skills – A National Open Badge constellation of problem-solving in technology-rich environments in Finland
Merja Sjöblom, Accelerator of Digital Skills from TIEKE presents a project where a nationwide open badge constellation was developed for securing IT-related problem-solving skills in non-formal education.
Edupass – A national approach to open badges in Luxembourg
Claire Flammang and Pierre Weissgerber present the Edupass platform: a national solution open to all Luxembourg secondary schools, offering students the possibility of receiving and organizing their open badges in a secure environment.
Digital open badges in a tutor teacher network project
Stay tuned – we will hold a follow-up webinar for this project on May 24th 2022!
Hanna-Maria Partanen from The Regional Development of Päijät-Häme Educational Services introduces a tutor teacher network project where open badges were developed in cooperation with 10 municipalities to recognize relevant transversal competencies.
New potential unlocked by a deeper integration between OBF and OBP
Eric Rousselle presents the latest development of Open Badge Factory and Open Badge Passport. The main features introduced are Open Badge Passport’s Spaces, Minimaps and objectives and Open Badge Factory’s blockchain verification solution, and a new badge revalidation process.
What is the potential of Wikibadges?
Eric Rousselle presents the Wikibadge initiative, demonstrates how the Open Badge Factory integration works, and opens a discussion to explore the potential of Wikibadges.org. with the webinar participants.
New framework alignment hub for your badges
Don Presant from CanCred Factory will present an exciting new way to align your badges to open frameworks on CanCred Factory and Open Badge Factory, similar to how you can align badges to ESCO today.
Selfie badges in skills recognition
Lotta Pakanen from the Sivis Study Centre gives an introduction to how to use selfie badges in identifying and recognizing skills relevant to working life.
OBF and OBP development strategy and new features
Eric Rousselle talks about the product development strategy and product development plans of Open Badge Factory and Open Badge Passport. He also introduces new features such as OBP’s new mobile app and environments.
Badging skills in the new normal
Satu Järvinen from SkillSafari talks about her work with open badges in various African countries, the opportunities, and challenges badging faces in a rapidly emerging continent.
Badging for Success
Dr Wayne Gibbons from the Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology (GMIT) goes over how he designed GMIT’s badge scheme, how it was implemented in practice and outlines the impacts that badges had on the degree course.
Using Badges to Assess 21st Century Skills of Student Interns
This webinar describes a pilot project at Montana Western to use open badges in an internship course. The goal was to use badges to structure assessment and provide recognition to students for 21st-century skills they demonstrated in their internships.
Introduction to self-claimed badges (selfie badges)
Self-claimed badges give users the possibility to get recognised for individual skills and achievements that employers haven’t anticipated, or that are not described by existing badges.
Evidence-based Open Badges enhancing the professional development of teaching staff
In this webinar, Jukka Orava, Edu.hel.fi Open Badges Manager from the Helsinki City Education Division, will talk about Edu.hel.fi Open Badges for the educational Staf
OBF and OBP product development update
Eric Rousselle gives an introduction to the current product development of Open Badge Factory and Open Badge Passport and talks about future product development plans.
Case – HPass
Esther Grieder, HPass Programme Lead, talks about how HPass is using digital badging to recognise the learning, skills and experience of people working in humanitarian action across a wide range of locations and organisations.
Development of a local learning landscape in the Netherlands
In this webinar, Martijn Bos, Learning Designer and Consultant and Richard Van Ommen, Director of the Talent Campus Oss, talk about an ongoing cross-sector Open Badge project in a region in the Netherlands
Using OBF for professional skills certification – a Latin American case
Using OBF for professional skills certification – a Latin American case In this webinar, Luis Ayala, CEO of Learntags, talks about using Open Badge Factory for professional skills certification in Latin America.
Introduction to standalone signed PDF badges
Eric Rousselle introduces OBF’s new feature: standalone signed badges issued in PDF format. PDF badges are forgery-proof digital certificates that can be easily displayed without using a display platform.
Case – Finnish Red Cross
Sole Noranta, Volunteer Training Coordinator at the Finnish Red Cross, speaks about the organisation’s ongoing open badges project. Open badges are an excellent way to reward volunteers and help them demonstrate their competencies also in their private lives.
Case – Häme University of Applied Sciences (HAMK)
Anne-Maria Korhonen, Senior Lecturer, shares her experience on using Open Badges in teacher training and further education for professional teachers.
Case – Newcastle University
Open Badges have been used at Newcastle University since 2015 when they were first awarded to students completing the ncl+ award. This well-established award recognises the skills students develop when taking part in a range of extracurricular activities during their time at University.