Teaching and Learning


Building Cross-Institutional Learning Pathways with Badgr

Last week at the Learning Impact Leadership Institute in Denver, the Badgr team presented a new open technical standard filling the gap left between Open Badges and other interoperability standards.

Kim Hammond

May 25, 2017


Last week (May 2017) at the Learning Impact Leadership Institute in Denver, the Badgr team had the opportunity to present our work on a new open technical standard called Open Pathways. This new standard fills a gap left between Open Badges and other interoperability standards such as IMS Global’s Extended Transcript. It gives organizations a new way to make their badges valuable by describing how those badges relate to other digital credentials as part of a learner’s lifelong learning journey.

While the idea of a learning pathway is not new, using Open Badges from multiple sources to create discoverable pathways linked directly to outcomes is revolutionary. In addition to the open data model that backs the new standard, the Badgr team has created an easy-to-use editing and pathway visualization tool within Badgr to simplify the process of creating learning pathways and tracking learners’ progress.

To address the demand for information on this new standard and how it can be leveraged by existing badging programs, we’ve organized a Webinar to explore Open Pathways in Badgr and explore a few real-world use cases.

Please join the webinar to learn about Building Cross-Institutional Learning Pathways, July 21, at 9 am Pacific. Contact us to request an invitation.