Increasing the Visibility of Community Participation Opportunities through Open Badges
In this interview, Kevin Field talks about GoosED, a digital social innovation aimed at tackling loneliness and social isolation. He discusses Open Badges he developed with community groups in West Yorkshire, to increase engagement with community participation opportunities.
"It was intended to give community groups agency to tackle loneliness and exclusion rather than reliance on Government/Council initiatives. It was aiming to encourage improvements in digital literacy in Civil Society through an applied project that was of community concern and also intended to help to address the digital divide. The Open Badges themselves have a mission to democratise accreditation and recognition by enabling other organisations outside of Further Education and Higher Education as well as potentially acting as a vehicle for peer to peer recognition."
Read more about this initiative in this Social Innovation Academy article