Open Badges Invite
We are pleased to announce that the Open Badge Factory, in partnership with NUI Galway, will be hosting an ‘Open Badges Day’ in Galway on December 8th. This will be an ideal opportunity for anyone interested in the use (or potential use) of digital badges to meet and share ideas with peers, as well as learn from a number of established badging implementations in Ireland, Finland (home of Open Badge Factory), and elsewhere.
Please register as soon as possible as there are only a limited number of places available for this event.
Student Partnership Projects
The various Digital Champions and Digital Ambassador schemes running in the partner institutions started up again this semester and it has been very encouraging to see growing interest from students in participating in the various workshops and events. We’ll shortly be publishing a set of resources (posters, ideas for projects and activities, workshop guides, badge criteria, etc) as a downloadable pack. We’ll let you know when this is released. In the meantime, visit the associated websites (http://www.digichampsnuig.com/ and https://ucdsda.wordpress.com/) or following the twitter feeds: @allaboardhe @DigiChampsNUIG @UCD_SDA
Wharton-QS Re-imagine Education Awards
The All Aboard team were delighted to hear that our project has been shortlisted for these awards (http://www.reimagine-education.com/). This is great recognition, particularly for a project which is still ongoing, and we know that it is only possible because of the enthusiasm of all of our supporters and the hard work of the various colleagues who have helped to develop materials, run events , etc.
Thank you to everyone. We might not end up taking home the big prize, but this is an achievement on its own and it has put an extra spring to our step as the winter approaches.