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Wednesday, November 6 • 1:45pm - 2:10pm
Badge-Empowered Learning

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Georgia Virtual Learning is developing a series of online professional development programs using BadgeOS, a powerful open source platform for rewarding learner achievement and community engagement and issuing digital micro-credentials [digital badges]. The session will explore options available through BadgeOS for designing, issuing and displaying micro-credentials at any organization. Some of the features available with BadgeOS include customizable implementations, extensive knowledge and community triggers for recognizing achievements and social contributions, and the idea of building an iTunes like open source badge and content library. Digital micro-credentials issued through BadgeOS are compliant with Mozilla Open Badge (OBI) standards and are opening up new job opportunities, exposing new learning pathways, and helping connect people with communities where they can have an impact and where their skills and experience are valued and needed. Digital micro-credentials can be issued to anyone ? in the elementary school setting to the corporate setting to people engaged and committed to lifelong learning.

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Tami Echard

Supervisor of Instructional Development, Georgia Virtual School
We will be starting our fourth year of OER Course development for 6-12 courses. We are starting an Elementary School Spanish Pilot program and will add some OER Resources for this level as well.
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Jay Heap

Director of Virtual Learning, Georgia Department of Education
Jay Heap currently serves as the Director of Virtual Learning for the State of Georgia. He has been involved with online learning including teaching, content development, and administration since 2005. He was instrumental in creating the Georgia Credit Recovery program, a free program available to all Georgia public school students. Serving as the Manager of Curriculum development for 2 years, he implemented a process for in house course... Read More →


Wednesday November 6, 2013 1:45pm - 2:10pm
White Pine

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