How to integrate and automatically issue Open Badges in MOOC platforms

Mario Wüster, Martin Ebner

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Though MOOC platforms offer quite good online learning opportunities, thereby
gained skills and knowledge is not recognized appropriately. Also, they fail in maintaining 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
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the European Stakeholder Summit on experiences and best practices in and around MOOCs
Place of PublicationNorderstedt
Publication statusPublished - 2016
EventEMOOCs 2016 - European Stakeholders Summit - Graz, Austria
Duration: 22 Feb 201624 Feb 2016


ConferenceEMOOCs 2016 - European Stakeholders Summit

Fields of Expertise

  • Information, Communication & Computing

Treatment code (Nähere Zuordnung)

  • Theoretical


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