Legitimizing interest based learning with Mozilla Open Badges

Tara Tiger Brown (UC Irvine), Chris McAvoy (Mozilla Foundation)
Education
Location: F151
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Learning today happens everywhere. But it’s often difficult to get recognition for skills and achievements that happen online or out of school. Mozilla Open Badges helps solve that problem, making it easy for any organization to issue, manage and display digital badges across the web.

Tara Brown (taratigerbrown.com) will give an overview of her research into the motivations and results of interest based learning, and Chris McAvoy (lonelylion.com) will provide a technical overview of the Mozilla Open Badges infrastructure, as a solution to the legitimization of interest based learning.

A rough outline (subject to revision) of the talk,

5 minutes – introduction, agenda, background 15 minutes – Tara covers her research and work 15 minutes – Chris covers the open badges infrastructure 5 minutes – wrap up

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Tara Tiger Brown

UC Irvine

Technical Product Manager

Leading the development of a Mentoring Platform.

Created Open Source Map: Represent.LA for Tech Startups.

Planning an LA Makerspace

Forbes Contributor

@tara

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Chris McAvoy

Mozilla Foundation

Product lead for Mozilla Open Badges, former VP of Technology at Threadless, founder of Chicago Python Users Group.

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