Research on Opportunities to integrate/develop Open Badges

At the Moment we are getting back to the idea of integrating Open Badges into our Projects. We are testing the Moodle 2.5 Badge Integration, the new Mahara Badge Displayer Blocktype Plugin and a couple of WordPress Plugins (e.g. WPBadger, BadgeOS….).

We are searching for (easy to understand) technical approachs to integrate and develop Mozilla Open Badges Issuer API at the moment, so this site is for collecting Links.

Open Badges Design: Research

a collection of great badges designs

We have been looking for some inspiration for the design for the Beuth Badges. We would like to keep Beuth Badges in line with the corporate design of Beuth University.

The PLE Conference 2012 Badges
ple-badges

NASA Carbon Monitoring System Badges
carbonicons

Seton Hall Achievement Badges (very similar to our ideas)

graphic-design-progress-badges~s800x800

Authentic Vector Badges(nice shapes and borders)

authentic vecttor badges

Inspiration on how to make the GUI Design helping teachers create there own badges: http://www.e-badgedesign.com/

gui-beispiel

really nice Badges for a Project using Mozilla Open Badges, showing the “Level” Option for Badges: http://planetstewards.wordpress.com/badges-quests/

climatebadges

really nice shaping: http://logopond.com/gallery/detail/120391

campusgroupie

and a great collection of ribbon designs to use on higher level badges:
http://vandelaydesign.com/blog/galleries/ribbons-badges-banners/

What badges design do you like? Thank you for sharing and links!

Beuth Badges

Beuth Badges is a project on Mozilla Open Badges we have just started at Beuth University in Berlin. The idea is inspired by one of the Mozilla DML Competition winners – Moodle as Issuer, Mahara as Displayer – project led by Richard Wyles from Totara Learning Solutions.

Based on the idea of integrating Moodle, Mahara and Open Badges with Moodle acting as issuer of open badges and Mahara as displayer, our project aims at integrating the three systems, developing scenarios for the application of open badges in higher university courses and testing the first pilot in summer semester 2013.

At the moment these are the three key sources of information for us:

If you can help us with further sources, we would be very grateful!

We will be reporting on the development of the Beuth Badges project in this blog and are looking forward to taking with you!

Ilona Buchem & Team