The use of Tin Can and Open Badges for learning

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The use of Tin Can and Open Badges for learning

Mark AberdourHead of Learning Platforms@epictalk @maberdour #LTSF13

AgendaA shared background

What is Tin Can/Experience API?

What is Open Badges Initiative?

Complementary or competing?@epictalk @maberdour #LTSF13

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A shared background

Tracks formal e-learning only Tracks high level completion Only takes a single quiz scoreLINK: Learning must start at the LMS

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Learning happens anywhere

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Assessment happens anywhere

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Very little online learning happens on the LMS @epictalk @maberdour #LTSF13

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Current learning standards not fit for 21st century. Enter...@epictalk @maberdour #LTSF13

Layer 4: start to analyse the impact of learning activities on performance, and adjust the learners activities as needed. LEARNING ANALYTICS.TCAPI can provide the plumbing for an LA programme.7

Tin Can/ Experience API

What Tin Can API doesLayer 1: Frees us from the obsolete constructs of SCORMLayer 2: Allows us to record ANY learning experienceLayer 3: Frees learners data from the LMSLayer 4: Enables merging with performance data@epictalk @maberdour #LTSF13

Layer 4: start to analyse the impact of learning activities on performance, and adjust the learners activities as needed. LEARNING ANALYTICS.TCAPI can provide the plumbing for an LA programme.9

How Tin Can API worksTin Can-enabled activities send simple statements to a Learning Record Store (LRS).

LRS

E-learning

Game

Simulator

Blog

YouTube@epictalk @maberdour #LTSF13

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Tin Can statements@epictalk @maberdour #LTSF13

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Healthcare compliance programme

Jenny completed an e-learning module in 21m

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Jenny attended Palliative Care workshop on 01 April 2013

Healthcare compliance programme

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Jenny viewed Palliative Care video

Healthcare compliance programme

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Jenny listened to team podcast

Healthcare compliance programme

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Jenny attended mentoring session on 02 March 2013

Healthcare compliance programme

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Jenny passed Palliative Care Compliance Course on 02 April 2013

Healthcare compliance programme

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Activity streams

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Merge with performance data

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Merge with performance data

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Merge with performance data

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Challenges

Unreliability of self reporting

Privacy and ethics concerns

Data correlations should not be taken at face value@epictalk @maberdour #LTSF13

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Improving the learning experience

Data collection standard

Learning analytics

Learning

Engagement

Retention

Recruitment@epictalk @maberdour #LTSF13

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LMS support@epictalk @maberdour #LTSF13

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Authoring tool support@epictalk @maberdour #LTSF13

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Tin Can summaryTrack the learning experience, not just outcomes

Track learning from anywhere

Activity streams of learning activities

Free user data from software lock-in

Learning analytics to improve the learning experience

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Open Badges Initiative

Visual representations of achievements, learning, skills, interests, competencies Capture learning pathSignal achievementsReward and motivationCapture non-traditional skillsPersonal reputation and identity buildingCommunity building

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Layer 4: start to analyse the impact of learning activities on performance, and adjust the learners activities as needed. LEARNING ANALYTICS.TCAPI can provide the plumbing for an LA programme.28

Source: onlinecollege.org@epictalk @maberdour #LTSF13

Source: Kyle Bowen / Purdue University@epictalk @maberdour #LTSF13

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EarnerEmployeeStudentEvent attendeeBadges in multiple systemsExported to Backpack

IssuerEmployers

Colleges and universities

Distance learning organisations

Conference organisers

Adult education classes

Free online courses

DisplayerLearning Management Systems

Personal blogs

Social networks

Job sites

Created by organisations

Target a specific set of skills

Potentially a complex hierarchy

Created by communities

Developed through community narrative

Focus on what is important to them

Top down badge systems

Bottom up badge systems@epictalk @maberdour #LTSF13

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@epictalk @maberdour #LTSF13

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Open Badge summaryTrack learning outcomes and achievements

Badge system will track achievements over a curriculum

Exportable to public Backpack

Accreditation/endorsement lends weight

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Complementary systems

Track learning experiences

Detailed, granular activities

Connect to LRS for data storage

Insight into learning paths, performance improvement, trend analysis

Learning analytics improve the learning experience

Track learning outcomes

Higher level achievements

Connect to Backpack for visualisation of skills

Insight into curriculum pathways

Tin Can APIOpen Badges@epictalk @maberdour #LTSF13

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epiclearninggroup.com@epictalk @maberdour #LTSF13