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					New White Paper Outlines the Potential of Open Badges for Users of
Assessment and Learning Systems

MyKnowledgeMap have today announced the release of their latest white
paper entitled ‘Open Badges: Portable rewards for learner achievements’,
outlining how adopting the Open Badges initiative from Mozilla can add
value to assessment and learning.

York, UK, October 12, 2012 -- MyKnowledgeMap have today announced the
release of their latest white paper entitled ‘Open Badges: Portable
rewards for learner achievements’, outlining how adopting the Open Badges
initiative from Mozilla can add value to assessment and learning.

An information site is also available which allows anybody who has read
the paper to earn a badge - “Open Badge Awareness” - and experience the
technology in action.

Open Badges are designed as an easy, web-friendly way for individuals to
display their achievements, skills and knowledge to potential employers,
centres of learning admission tutors, and other interested parties.

Organisations using MyKnowledgeMap’s tools would, in the future, be able
to automatically award Open Badges to people who meet a pre-defined
quality standard when they take an online or mobile assessment.

Employers and others who view the badge can then click the icon to
securely verify who issued the badge and what criteria the person
displaying it has met.

Topics discussed in the white paper include:

how the new technology works
what the opportunities are for educators, employers, legislators, and
standards setting bodies
potential for use in assessment systems, ePortfolios, national skills
infrastructures, online learning and capability management

The white paper and badge awareness site can be found at the following
address: http://ob-awareness.myknowledgemap.com/

Dave Waller, Product Manager at MyKnowledgeMap and author of the white
paper, said:

“Open Badges are designed to be very easy to use: anybody who can use
Facebook will see them as a much more powerful tool for self-promotion
than a traditional exam certificate. For employers, they offer much more
than a certificate: information about the actual skills and knowledge
that a student has demonstrated will only be a click away. This is an
improvement on the current qualifications climate, where it can be
difficult to understand and keep track of what a qualification actually
means an individual can do.”

“For learners and people developing their professional skills, the
ability to present development activities in a compelling, visual way
makes it easier to reflect on what you’ve done, see where you are, and
plan where you want to go.”

About MyKnowledgeMap
Founded in 2000 and headquartered in the UK, MyKnowledgeMap is a leading
assessment and learning technology provider. We enable organisations to
improve the way they manage, assess and analyse learning, skills,
accreditation, competencies and human development through our
ReallyManaging® product range and large scale customised systems and
solutions.

Contact :
Tom Holland
MyKnowledgeMap
33-37 Micklegate
York, YO1 6JH, UK
+44 01904 659465
info@myknowledgemap.com
http://www.myknowledgemap.com

				
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Description: MyKnowledgeMap have today announced the release of their latest white paper entitled ‘Open Badges: Portable rewards for learner achievements’, outlining how adopting the Open Badges initiative from Mozilla can add value to assessment and learning.