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2017-Mar-09 OB Workgroup Minutes

2017-Mar-09 OB Workgroup Minutes

Open Badges Workgroup

09 March 2017

 

CONNECTION

Meeting URL: https://imsglobal.webex.com/imsglobal/j.php?MTID=m0d65232e45f7301764a2e1245f60c65c

Password: badges

Phone access: 1-650-479-3207

Access code: 732 632 014

 

Resources

Workgroup forum (agendas, minutes, discussion)

Current published 1.1 spec & documentation (Badge All.)

GitHub repository (2.0)

IMS specification milestone tracker

IMS Intellectual Property Statement

Workgroup Chairs

Tim Cook tim@lrng.org

Mark Mercury mark.mercury@pearson.com


IMS Staff

Jeff Bohrer jbohrer@imsglobal.org

Markus Gylling mgylling@imsglobal.org


 

MINUTES

 

Streaming archive: https://imsglobal.webex.com/imsglobal/ldr.php?RCID=2b0cc3b82b26b87f7846e4c4e117d206

 

Attendance: Amin Qazi (Unizin), Andy Johnson (ADL), Charles Touron (Dept. of Army), David Leaser (IBM), Jason Haag (ADL), Jono Poltrack (ADL), Lauri Ross (IBM), Mark Leuba (IMS), Mark Mercury (Acclaim Pearson), Markus Gylling (IMS), Nate Otto (Concentric Sky), Viktor Haag (D2L), Jeff Bohrer (IMS)

 

  1. Welcome/introductions/announcements

    • Note the next in-person meeting will be held Fri May 19, 9am-12pm at the IMS LILI conference

 

  1. Update from IMS Quarterly meeting last week [Jeff B]

    • Digital Credentials & Badges Exec Board reviewed the OB 2.0 specification and approved it unanimously as a “Candidate Final / Public Draft” document

      1. Supportive of keeping spec simple and flexible and not expand complexity at this time

      2. Strong support for portability of badges; supported requiring baked badges for conformance certification

      3. 5-6 vendors expressed interest in implementing OB 2.0 by June

        1. Suggestion made for this workgroup to create and maintain a progress tracker of vendor implementations

    • OB Workgroup (see 3/1 agenda with links to presentations)

      1. Reviewed user stories for validator service; recommendation to use BadgeCheck as validator engine

      2. Presentation by Bryan Smith (Learning Objects) from IMS CBE workgroup on the extended transcript (eT) project and data model. Discussion of need to align on a few data elements. Opportunity for IMS to establish common shared vocabularies. Discussion of relationship between eT, Open Badges, and a learner’s “pathway”, e.g. in-progress academic program or informal learning path.

      3. Emerging topics discussion. Focused on identifying high-level topics, articulating the current state of each, and identifying potential actions (though many would be out of scope of current OB workgroup). OB Workgroup can review to inform future roadmap.

 

  1. Standing topic: Specification update - Review of any new issues and recent work [Markus G]

 

  1. 2.0 validator project update [Markus G / Nate O]

    • Located at https://github.com/openbadges/badgecheck

    • This is the current highest priority so as to support implementers

    • 2 week sprints planned; see Milestones in repo; will give progress updates at workgroup meetings

    • Workgroup members can participate either now if experienced with python modules or provide feedback as developers request

 

  1. Other

    • Suggestion made to plan a variety of presentations by members on their projects related to badges. One example is interest in learning more about military-to-workforce transition needs.

 

 

REMINDERS

 

Upcoming Events

  1. IMS Learning Impact annual conference

    • May 16-19, Denver

  2. HOLD THE DATE

    • Workgroup f2f meeting: Friday May 19, 9am-12pm (remote participation likely)

 

Next Meeting

  • Weekly, Thursdays, 12:00pm EST; details