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A recent survey into the implementation of Open Badges, based within the UK, has confirmed that show that there is a lot of interest in their use, but the majority of institutions who responded[1] are at an exploratory stage.  Specifically, the concept of Open Badges seemed to be accepted, but there were several issues raised that are inhibiting their adoption.  These fall into two main categories: Institutional level consultation While some academics are using badges within modules, there were only two institutions where badges had been implemented fully across the institution with a policy or framework to support this implementation. Many responses demonstrated instead that it was individuals or small pilots exploring the possibilities of badges without any consultation at an institutional level. Technical issues  While the VLE was stated as the method that the majority of institutions were using to issue badges, many commented that upon investigation the solution provided by the VLE needed further development and may not be fit for purpose. This work will be...
Europortfolio
The ePortfolio implementation guidelines aim at supporting implementation of ePortfolios on the school‘s, institution‘s and consortium‘s level.General implementation guidelines gather the background, recommend models and approved processes and discuss the challenges for schools, institutions and consortia. General implementation guidelines [Browse on a wiki] [Download .pdf version] Institutions‘ implementation guidelines analyse the context,  as well as challenges on pedagogy, management, HR and technology. Institutions‘ implementation guidelienes [Browse on a wiki] [Download .pdf version]  Implementierungsleitfaden für Institutionen [Dokument zum Download] Guia de implementación para Instituciones [Navega en la Wiki] [  Teachers‘ implementation guidelines provide insight into 5 implementation phases (exploration, planning, development, implementation and sustainability) with regard to the school setting. Teachers‘ implementation guidelines [Browse on a wiki] [Download ....
Europortfolio
The Competency Framework offers an analysis of ePortfolio technologies and functionalities as they support the processes of competency recognition and accreditation. It consists of two sections:Section One: Issues in the assessment and accreditation of competencies. This section sets out a general understanding of the nature of competency and identifies key aspects of and issues in the processes of recognition and accreditation.Section Two: Integrating ePortfolios (and related technologies) into competency recognition processesThis section identifies the different functionalities of ePortfolio tools and technologies which support different aspects of competency recognition and accreditation processes.The objective of the Framework is:(a) to create a transparent definition and common understanding of the language and processes of competency recognition and(b) to deconstruct the ePortfolio ‘concept’ to enable a better understanding of how different technological capabilities can contribute to building effective competency recognition/accreditation processes.The current version of the...
Europortfolio
The ePortfolio Self-development study 
Europortfolio
The Maturity Matrix is an attempt to articulate the complex nature of learning in relation to:Two contexts: formal and informal;Three spaces: the learning, working and social spaces;Four components: learning, technologies and their combination in ePortfolios and Open Badges; andFive maturity levels: Aware, Exploring, Developing, Integrated, Transformative.National languages versions:   Matriz de Madurez de los ePortfolios y los Open Badges [Descargar documento]  Mapa gotowości - e-Portfolio i Otwarte Odznaki [Pobierz dokument]  Mapa gotowości - plakat [Pobierz plakat]  ePortfolios & Open Badges Maturity Matrix - Indholdsfortegnelse [Download .pdf versionen]
Europortfolio
Thematic report on ePortfolio research was created using: (1) the data from Europortfolio portal, and (2) research insights of Europortfolio members that go beyond the Portal. The main goal of this report is to give an overview of current work in the area of research reported by the Europortfolio community and beyond with an insight in to where it needs further development.

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