Open Badge Concept in Education - Benefits and Challenges
Myllymäki, M., & Hakala, I. (2015). Open Badge Concept in Education - Benefits and Challenges. In L. G. Chova, A. L. Martínez, & I. C. Torres (Eds.), EDULEARN15 Proceedings. 7th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies (pp. 5938-5947). IATED Academy.
© 2015 the Authors. This is a final draft version of an article whose final and definitive form has been published in EDULEARN15 Proceedings by IATED. Published in this repository with the kind permission of the publisher.
Digital learning badges offer new possibilities alongside conventional certificates. The Open Badge concept is one of the most common implementations of learning badges in use. The concept was piloted and the services required by it were developed in a project carried out in Finland in 2014. This research highlights the utilization opportunities noted in connection with the Open Badge concept and also challenges related to it. The paper also discusses some applications created during the project that enable the utilization of the concept.