2017-Aug-17 IMS OB Community Meeting

2017-Aug-17 IMS OB Community Meeting

IMS Open Badges Community Meeting - August 17, 2017

The IMS Open Badges Community Meetings are open to all regardless of IMS membership. 

Meeting Archives

The community meeting was recorded and is available here. Note that the recording begins ~15 minutes into the meeting. Due to storage limitations the streamed recording may be removed after 30 days.

Presenter slides are available below by those who chose to share their materials.

Community Presentations

  • Victoria Raish and Emily Rimland, Penn State University Libraries;Research: Employer Perceptions of Soft Skills and Digital Badges (Slides)
  • Daniel T. Hickey, Indiana University Learning Sciences Program; Research: Where Badges Work Better (Slides)
  • Shannon Wells, California Community Colleges; 21st Century Skills Badging (Slides)
  • Matt Rogers, Digitalme; Mozilla Backpack Update (Slides)
  • Laura Hilliger, We Are Open Co-op; Badge Wiki project
  • Cara Jenkins, IMS OB; Community Directory project
  • Cate Tolnai, CUE; K-12 badge network

IMS Updates

  • IMS OB technical workgroup is currently focused on finishing the product certification requirements and testing protocol in order to offer IMS certification for OB 2.0 to technology suppliers before the end of 2017. Workgroup is also in the very early stages of examing Blockcerts extensions for Open Badges, developed by Learning Machine and being given to IMS. Workgroup is also participating in a new effort with members of the Extended Transcript workgroup to analyze data schemes of both OB and eT and consider vocabulary alignment where appropriate.
  • IMS OB Community meetings will be held four times each year. IMS is building an online Community Directory where organizations who issue badges can be listed as well as technology providers who support Open Badges. To be listed in the Community Directory, you may submit this questionnaire

Ways to Participate

  • Contribute to Open Badges standard - public code repository (subject to IMS member workgroup review)
  • IMS Open Badges public forum (meeting notes, questions; IMS login required)
  • Signup for IMS Open Badges mailing list for events, news by contacting
  • Join the large Open Badges Google Group
  • Twitter: #openbadges  @OpenBadges  @LearningImpact
  • Become an IMS member and receive access to developer resources, technical assistance, IMS work groups, quarterly meetings, peer members, and more.

Upcoming Events

The following events are open to all regardless of IMS membership.

  • Next IMS Open Badges Community Meeting: November 2017. Date/Time TBD
  • 2018 IMS Digital Credentials Summit - February 27-28, 2018 Scottsdale, Arizona (Arizona State University)