Issue 2

5th April 2019
Welcome to the 2nd issue of The Learning Fractal - the evolution of Badge News!

The badging and competency landscape has evolved, so we thought Badge News should evolve too. The Learning Fractal allows us to re-focus to take in the wider, more complex landscape badges sit within. It will provide insights into the different credentialling approaches now available, so that you can make informed decisions about what these things mean for you.

As with Badge News, The Learning Fractal will provide your monthly dose of inspiration, updates and events from the learning world. In this edition we consider the community, how employers are shaping the future of microcredentials and the transition from the Mozilla Open Badges backpack...
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What we need is an Open Badges community renaissance

Doug Belshaw asks if it's "Time for something different?"  Read more...
Employer Demand Shaping the Future Microcredentials Market: Insights from a National Survey

"Our 2018 survey of hiring leaders found that a majority—61%—today believe that educational credentials earned online are of generally equal quality to those completed in-person, a substantial increase from just five years prior." Read more by Sean Gallagher...

Case - University of Caen Normandie
Open Badges for distance learning gamification and soft skills recognition

Find out more...
Article contributed by Open Badge Factory
Mozilla backpack transition to Badgr FAQs
By the end of April 2019, Mozilla will send an email to users of the Mozilla Open Badges backpack about the transition to the backpack hosted by Badgr, who are taking over maintenance of this central store for Open Badges. Read more...
Open Standards, Badges and Certification for Skills Development
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Article contributed by Badgr
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Outputs from past events
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