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Start Conversations and Get Connected

Complete all 4 tasks to get connected and start virtual conversations about badges.
  1. On Twitter:

    1. Join Twitter and join the #openbadges and #p2puopenbadges101 hashtag discussions or create a hashtag to discuss the topic.
    2. Ask questions and get people discussing your topic.
    3. Follow @openbadges on Twitter.
    4. Build up your Social Media Badges Personal Learning Network.
    5. For a place to start, check out my list on Twitter:!/leahmacvie/badges
  2. Join Facebook and join a group or create a group about badges to discuss badges. Like the Mozilla Open Badges page.
  3. Join the Open Badges Google Group here: Subscribe to the posts in order to receive updates via e-mail. Introduce yourself in a post to the group, add your experience, and offer to help. Reply to at least 2 other posts.
  4. Join the weekly conference call on badges:


What types of conversations about open badges are you interested in?

Task Discussion

  • Julian Prior said:

    I think Open Badges have huge potential in my institution, particularly in recognising digital fluency, employability skills and awareness of inclusivity and diversity. I would like to see more concrete evidence of employers recognising the value of badges as I think that could be a big driver for adoption.

    on Aug. 1, 2014, 7:03 a.m.
  • Sam Taylor said:

    I'd love to see more case studies on universities using badges to accredit skills - also how peeps are using them in Moodle & Mahara

    Sam :)

    PS: Your link to the FB page no longer works - you need to go here:

    on July 30, 2014, 6:38 a.m.
  • nancyf said:

    I am now following @open badges and @p2puopenbadges on Twitter.  I don't use Twitter much but have posted some of the Badge collections I have earned since September on my Twitter feed.  And I have directed educators whom I have introduced to open badges to view my shared badges on Twitter.

    Yesterday I managed to share my Badge Collections on LinkedIn.  You can see them by accessinhg my full profile here:

    I have also joined the Google Open Badges Group.  Again a new learning edge for me because I don't use Google Groups much.

    Little steps along the way - but moving forward nevertheless!


    on April 3, 2014, 10:25 a.m.

    Leah MacVie said:

    Wow- great work on that Nancy. I don't see your badge collections, but perhaps you have removed it since April, or just need to add some for this area to appear. Anyhow- great work. 

    on June 6, 2014, 10:30 a.m. in reply to nancyf
  • Tom Miller said:

    I'm a big fan of twitter, use it all the time to gather/share info.  I've posted a query to the twitter-verse for some examples of how badge metadata is being used to create learning dashboards for analysis.  Will check back here to report results.

    on Jan. 6, 2014, 1:35 p.m.
  • Sandra Dyke said:

    I'm not much of a Twitter person but I have decided to give it a go.  I have also joined the Facebook group and the google group.  It will be interesting to see which ones I actually participate in.

    on Sept. 15, 2013, 11:58 p.m.
  • v4lent1na said:

    I'm following Open Badges on both Twitter and Facebook.

    on Aug. 9, 2013, 7:01 a.m.
  • Anonym said:

    Arrrggh, Twitter, blech I say!

    With that said, I'm happy to follow on Google+ and Facebook. I'm a private drum/piano teacher and finding badges in my career area is fruitless. I will begin my own badge issuance post haste!

    on July 4, 2013, 7:23 p.m.
  • Brendan said:

    I can see how where I work we can develop a framework for awarding badges that relate to significant activities and have intrinsic value, and that is what I plan to do.

    In discusssing with others the first question they are asking is how anyone can be confident a badge has any merit at all. What is to stop an organisation or indeed individual just making good badges which in truth represent  little?




    on June 17, 2013, 10:09 a.m.
  • lurasaki said:

    My interest, is in any discussions of people looking into or have already implemented badges at the community college level.  I'm looking at using it for student as well as for faculty/staff.


    btw - I do not use facebook (nor do I have an interest in creating an account)

    on April 29, 2013, 10:13 p.m.
  • nataliep said:

    I participated in an open phone call today -- very organized and very interesting.  They are exactly one hour.  I wish the prompt was listed at the top of the screen after I start writing my comment.  I can't remember what I'm supposed to be doing now...haha.

    on Feb. 6, 2013, 7:54 p.m.
  • mjl578 said:

    I do not want to use Twitter - EVER. In fact, I am very cautious about some of these social media sites not only because of privacy issues but also because I like my space and sense of quiet and peace. Given that I will not sign up for a Twitter account nor will I follow a Twitter account, am I disqualified from completing 101 What are Open Badges?

    on Jan. 26, 2013, 2:19 p.m.

    nataliep said:

    Should you ever decide to use Twitter (I started late last week), I recommend Tweet Deck.  It's very organized.  I only follow people posting information relevant to my work interests (open badges, instructional design). 

    on Feb. 6, 2013, 7:51 p.m. in reply to mjl578
  • Clichtman said:

    Not really interested in the open phone calls

    on Jan. 26, 2013, 1:58 p.m.

    mjl578 said:

    Me neither. I like what technology can provide, but I don't necessarily want it to consume every moment or be the core of every interaction. Do you think we have to do all of these things to get credit? The way the task it worded, it should as heck seems so. :(

    on Jan. 26, 2013, 2:37 p.m. in reply to Clichtman
  • Liz said:

    I am new to this whole concept and the various resources out there is quite overwhelming.  I am not much of a Twitter fan, so I decided not to pursue that approach.  However, the other options have provided a good deal of information.

    on Jan. 22, 2013, 1:35 p.m.
  • Matt's Myth said:

    I will keep checking here for updates.

    on Dec. 25, 2012, 9:24 p.m.
  • EllieRH said:

    Hi, a few of these are obsolete or have not had activity for past several months.




    No rss feed?


    Is this still happening weekly?


     . The ones that are active are varied and interesting

    on Dec. 10, 2012, 5:40 p.m.

    Leah MacVie said:

    Hi Ellie, 

    I am working on updating this challenge this week. Yes, the open badges group does still chat weekly. At the top of the link you pasted is the current etherpad...or the etherpad that will tell you the current meeting etherpad. I agree it's confusing, and I have to start out on this link every week to get to the actual etherpad. I will bring it up at the next meeting..

    on Dec. 11, 2012, 4:29 p.m. in reply to EllieRH

    EllieRH said:

    HI Leah, and thank you for the quick response. I wasn't sure if it was still robust. I'll catch a call soon! Ellie

    on Dec. 12, 2012, 3:26 p.m. in reply to Leah MacVie
  • Kelly Boucher said:

    Yes, my head is full of information and is moving toward overload on this Friday afternoon.  It's a lot of techie stuff, but I'm making progress.

    on Dec. 7, 2012, 1:50 p.m.
  • katiecwilkie said:

    There are some great blogs and resources here. Thank you! This course is a wealth of information on badges.

    I want to join the community call today, but it's at 10am my time, when I have class. :) I'm guessing that the calls are usually the same time each week? I guess I'll have to look into the future to see if there are any cancelled classes on a Wednesday. I would love to get on the call every week as I am working on my project, if I could. We'll see what I can do. 

    on Oct. 3, 2012, 11:04 a.m.
  • Annette said:

    There is a lot of information at these various sites. Joining my first open badges community call today. SHould be very interesting.



    on Sept. 26, 2012, 10:25 a.m.
  • NancyJ said:

    Question: I went to the Plant OpenBadges page, but I do not see where to subscribe. Would someone please point me in the right direction?



    on Sept. 11, 2012, 10:56 a.m.
  • Dirk said:

    Great amount of information here.  My head is starting to hurt from all of it. Is there a badge for taking a break from the computer? :)

    on Aug. 8, 2012, 3:29 p.m.

    Clichtman said:

    I like this. :-)

    on Jan. 26, 2013, 1:57 p.m. in reply to Dirk