Using Open Badges as certification in a MOOC
Joan Albert Laso, Pedro Pernías Peco, Sergio Luján-Mora
Proceedings of the 6th International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation (ICERI 2013), p. 1809-1818, Seville (Spain), November 18-20 2013. ISBN: 978-84-616-3847-5. ISSN: 2340-1095.
(ICERI'13d2) Congreso internacional / International conference
MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) are online courses with the option of free and open registration that are usually followed by thousands of students from all over the world at the same time. MOOCs need new kinds of certification and accreditation. On the other hand, Mozilla Open Badges provides a method to create verifiable certifications of knowledge, skills, and achievements, no matter where they are learned or obtained. Nowadays, people learn things online and out of school all the time. Mozilla Open Badges helps to solve the problem of certification in the digital society, making it easy for any organization to issue and manage digital badges, and to any student to display them across the Web. Moreover, badges can be used to “gamify” education. In this paper, based on our experience in the creation of some MOOCs, we show how Mozilla Open Badges can be integrated with a MOOC to show progress and learning achievements.