The objective of this document is to provide a conceptual framework for understanding what Open Badges are, where do they come from, what they could become in the future and how they relate to other concepts and initiatives.
The first two chapters of this document are focused on the description of Open Badges, as digital artefacts, then on the description of the ecosystems where those artefacts are produced, live and are exploited. Special attention will be drawn to the issue of identity construction and the role Open Badges can play, in particular through creating the conditions for the emergence of holographic identities. The penultimate chapter explores in more detail the value of Open Badges, while the final chapter suggests possible paths for future developments.
You are welcome to contribute and criticise this document. It's a green paper, so it is meant to trigger discussions!
Source: Badge Europe
The project Badge Europe is funded by the Erasmus+ Programme.