Attending an exciting day at e-Fest, the JISC RSC Northern end of year symposium of eLearning activities, I had the pleasure of seeing a presentation by My Knowledge Map’s Steve Sidaway ( on using Mozilla’s Open Badges ( This is something I am keen to explore as I feel it will explode in the next few years on the education scene.

Open badges are already taking off in the USA and so they are sure to follow here in the UK. I have been looking at gaining my own awards via and storing my badges in my own Mozilla Back Pack. I am now at the point I want to create and award my own badges to see how it all works…. My open Badges page will be a sandbox area for me to explore this concept.


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