The Open Badges Infrastructure

First things first, what do we mean when we say “Open Badges Infrastructure?” Infrastructure is a bit of a loaded term, you can interpret it as servers, you could interpret it as software, or both hardware, software, internet…all the things. We’ll make this easy and…

Open Badges and JSON-LD

The BA standard working group has had adding extensions to the OB assertion specification high on its roadmap this summer. We agreed that before we could add an extension to an assertion or Badge Class, we needed to add machine readable schema definitions for the…

Simplifying Open Badges Federation

We’ve had “Backpack Federation” on the Open Badges roadmap for a long time. It’s always been the next thing we’re going to work on, but it continually gets pushed down the list by other high priority items. My goal in this post is to remove…

Remember our old pal the Open Badges Standard?

The specifications that make up the Open Badges Standard form the basis for the Open Badges Infrastructure; the collection of platforms and tools that make Open Badges possible. While the infrastructure has continued to grow, the standard has remained pretty stable over the last year….

BadgeKit Layout

BadgeKit Future!

This is the second post in a two part series on BadgeKit, in the first part, I wrote about BadgeKit Now, looking at how you can set up a version of BadgeKit on your own servers now. BadgeKit is coming! Like I wrote last time,…

BadgeKit Now!

This is the first in a two part series on Badgekit, the new badge issuing platform from the Mozilla Open Badges team. This post talks about the current suite of issuing tools we’ve built, the next post will talk about where we’re headed. Badgekit is…

Open Badges Tech Panel – Backpack Federation

The Open Badges team had its first tech panel way back on September 26th. The tech team met with active Open Badges community members to talk through the heavy tech-bits of Backpack Federation (which I wrote a bit about in “Let’s Make More Backpacks.” The…

Erin and Jess announcing Badgekit at Mozfest 2013

Open Badges Hackery at Mozfest

Following up on a post on the Mozfest blog, I wanted to give a big shout of thanks to the folks that came out to support Open Badges in our hack-track. We had around 8 hours of time built into the schedule for building new…

Let’s Make More Backpacks

School is starting, which makes me think about school supplies. We use some school supplies as metaphors in the Open Badges world, the Mozilla Backpack is the place you can store your Open Badges. The current backpack stores open badges, organizes them and displays them….

Badgecamp ’13!

The Open Badges team is going to spend a few days in retreat mode, stepping away from day-to-day work to think through what we’ve been up to for the past year, where we want to go and the best way to get there. It’s a…