This article is divided into four chapters recounting key episodes in the journey of REVEAL, an Erasmus+ project, exploring the potential of Open badges to create Local Recognition Networks (LRNs):
- Authoring the project: when the project was submitted we believed that
Open Badges would work wonders!
- Facing the reality: then we had to face a hard truth:
Open Badges didn’t work as expected!
- Adjusting to reality: it is when we realised that we didn’t need Open Badges to recognise:
Before the Open Badge was… the word!
- Reinventing Open Badges: Open Badges were back, but from a different perspective:
Beyond Open Badges: Open Recognition!
Table of contents
- Open Badges will work wonders!
- About REVEAL
- Recognition as emancipatory practice
- From Open Badges to Open Recognition
- Opening up access to recognition
- The REVEAL Maturity Model
- The promise of Open Badges in achieving REVEAL goals
- Open Badges don’t work as expected!
- About formal, non-formal and informal recognition
- Open Badges: who do they really empower?
- Exploring the limits of Open Badges platforms
- Before the Open Badge was… the word!
- Building Local Recognition Networks
- Articulating individual and community recognition
- How can Open Badges become obstacles to recognition?
- Building iREVEAL
- Beyond Open Badges: Open Recognition!
- Articulating individual and collective recognition
- Transforming (mis)recognition into action
- Making Open Badges actionable
- REVEAL meets ORCA
“Open Recognition is to recognition what Open Learning is to learning”
“Informal learning and recognition is not a landfill where everything that is neither formal or non-formal can be disposed of, but rather the cradle of all learning and recognition, including formal.“