Session Overview
Wednesday, 26/Oct/2016
8:30am Welcome and registration
9:30am Hack Open Badges (1)
Location: Main salon
Chair: Nate Otto
Chair: Serge Ravet

If you believe that one could do much more with Open Badges that simply display them on Facebook or LinkedIn, join this session to design the Open Badge ecosystem of the future.

During this first session we will:

  • Present the Hack Open Badges programme
  • Explore the current Open Badges issues and needs
  • Define themes and projects

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Open Badges 101: Create your own badge
Location: Breakout
Chair: Eric Rousselle
Chair: Tania Martinelli

A session for the Open Badge beginners. During this session, you will learn:

  • What are Open Badges?
  • How to create your own badge?
11:00am Coffee Break
11:30am Keynote Session
Location: Main salon
Chair: Serge Ravet

Serge Ravetwelcome address and quick introduction to the goals of Hack Open Badges and the Bologna Open Recognition Declaration

Emilio Ferrari, President of Cineca, greetings

Atish Gonsalves, Global Learning Director at Humanitarian Leadership Academy, UK: Recognition of learning, skills and experience of traditional and non-traditional humanitarians

Bernard BullConcordia... 

1:30pm Lunch Break
2:30pm Hack Open Badges (2)
Location: Main salon
Chair: Nate Otto

During this second session, teams will be built to start working on the design to inform the development of mockups to demonstrate the potential capabilities of Open Badge applications. If you think that we should create a competitor to LinkedIn, don't be shy, use the collective intelligence of the participants and your design could become the next big thing!


xAPI to integrate eLearning platforms and Open Badge issuing

Franca Fiumana2, Matteo Bertazzo2Federico Giacanelli2, Chiara Carlino1

1: KION Spa, Italy; 2: Cineca, Italy

Open Badges 102: Create your badge ecosystem (1)
Location: Breakout
Chair: Tania Martinelli

During this session you will learn how to create an Open Badge ecosystem to support learning and development using the ePIC design canvas. Participants will work in small groups. Among the themes suggested: OOpen Badges for learning Cities, Open Badges for refugees, Open Badges for inmates, Open Badges for humanitarian workers,....

This workshop will be extended during the following days of the conference.


Social development of open badges and ePortfolio: migrants and inmates as citizens of the City of learning

Tania Martinelli

YOBOX Esperienze Formative, Italy

4:30pm Celebrate Cities of Learning around a glass of wine​​
5:00pm Building Together Learning Cities and territories
Location: Main salon
Chair: Don Presant

A public event to explore how Open Badges and Learning Playlists can contribute to create learning cities and territories.

Keynote speakers:

Leila Toplic, LRNG, USA: Cities of Learning

William O'Keeffe, European Commission: EU tools and services for skills and qualifications

Round table with keynote speakers, Davide Conte, Bologna Council Treasurer; Francesco Errani, City council of Bologna

6:30pm End of day 1
8:30am Welcome and registration
9:00am PR21A: Parallel session
Location: Main salon
Chair: Chiara Carlino

An eportfolio should be owned by the individual – for life – what are the implications?

Rob Arntsen

MyKnowledgeMap, United Kingdom

Giving value to badges. An effort of introducing Badges to the Belgian labor market.

Bert Jehoul

Selor, Belgium

Open Blockchain: Experiments In Using Blockchains to Support Adult Education

John Domingue, Michelle Bachler, Chris Valentine, Kevin Quick

The Open University, United Kingdom

PR21B: Parallel session
Location: Breakout

Work Integrated Learning and ePortfolios for Developing Research Identity and Practice in the Medical Sciences and beyond at UNSW Australia

Patsie Polly1, Jia-Lin Yang2, Thuan Thai3, Julian Cox4, Fiona Naumann5, Caroline Ford6, Kathryn Coleman7

1: School of Medical Sciences, UNSW Medicine, UNSW Australia; 2: Prince of Wales Clinical School, UNSW Medicine, UNSW Australia; 3: School of Education, University of Notre Dame Australia; 4: Faculty of Engineering, UNSW Australia; 5: Faculty of Health, School of Exercise & Nutrition Sciences, Queensland University of Technology, Australia; 6: Adult Cancer Program and School of Women's and Children's Health, UNSW Medicine, UNSW Australia; 7: Melbourne Graduate School of Education, University of Melbourne, Australia

Digital badges, skills and social learning in Living Labs and Fab Labs

Geoffroi Garon-Épaule

UQAM, Canada

Empowering First-Year Students to Thrive in University through a Self-Regulated Career oriented ePortfolio

Aikaterini Alexiou, Fotini Paraskeva

University of Piraeus, Greece

10:30am Coffee Break
11:00am Keynote Session
Location: Main salon

Dan Hickey, Indiana University, USA: Open Badges and ePortfolios for Competency Based Education.

David Leaser, IBM, USA: How Open Badges deepen professional engagement

Peter Janzow, Pearson Acclaim, USA: Sharing Competencies through Open Badges

1:00pm Lunch Break
2:00pm PR22A
Location: Main salon

Opening Up Professional Learning in Associations with Open Badges

Don Presant

Learning Agents, Canada

Assessment of Learning Outcomes by Means of ePortfolios in the Context of Lifelong Learning Driven by Harmonisation of Educational Paradigm

Olga Smolyaninova

Siberian Federal University, Russian Federation

The OPEN BADGE at the service of the company and training on the job

Barbara Ramazzotti, Marco Amicucci

Amicucci Formazione S.r.l., Italy

Endorsements and Consortiums: Working Together to Strengthen Open Credentials

Richard West

Brigham Young University, United States of America

Location: Breakout

The validation and quality assurance of open badges at the University of Derby

Syed Munib HadiDominic Petronzi

University of Derby, United Kingdom

Finding the sweet spot: Digitally connecting personal, classroom, and field-based learning experiences

Norman Vaughan

Mount Royal University, Canada

Fostering awareness on competences and developing professional identities through an experience using ePortfolios for Master Students

Anna Serbati

University of Padova, Italy

Opening minds with eportfolios: How can eportfolios enhance the nature of the learning experience and the development of criticality among flexible learners?

Orna Mary Farrell

Dublin City University, Ireland

3:45pm Coffee Break
4:15pm Keynote Session
Chair: Serge Ravet


Tracy Penny Light, Thompson Rivers University/AAEEBL, Canada:

Jim Groom, Reclaim Hosting, Italy: How Domain of One’s Own could transform education

Federico Giacanelli, Cineca: Competencies and credentials emerging from students activities become visibile with Open Badges: two cases with italian universities"
with the participation of Laura Appiani, University of Milan Bicocca 

5:30pm ePortfolios, Pedagogical Creativity and Open Digital Credentials.
Location: Main salon
Chair: Kathryn Sara Coleman

A round table with:

  • Patsie Polly, UNSW Australia
  • Bernard Bull, Concordia University, Wisconsin, USA
  • Daniel Hickey, Indiana University, USA
  • Carla Casilli, Connecting Credentials
  • Don Presant, Learning Agents, Canada
  • Serge Ravet, ADPIOS, France
6:30pm End day 2

Social Dinner

The social dinner will take place in the Palazzo Gnudi all dressed-up for a wonderful Italian dining experience!

Friday, 28/Oct/2016
8:30am Welcome and registration
9:00am PR31A
Location: Main salon

CUoB: Investigating Opening up Badges in Coventry

Jacqui SpeculandGemma Tombs

DMLL, Coventry University, United Kingdom

Cambridge English Open Badges - pilots for change

Sarah Ellis1, Marica Franchi2

1: Cambridge English, Southern Europe, Italy; 2: CINECA

A Mechanism for Capturing Skills Development: Linking ePortfolios and Professional Skills Building to Badges in the Sciences @ UNSW Australia

Patsie Polly

School of Medical Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, UNSW Australia, Australia

Location: Breakout

E-portfolios and employability: a literature review

Maria Lucia GiovanniniAlice Baldazzi

University of Bologna, Italy

Curious Critters, an ongoing transmedia project aiming to sustain awareness on traditional cultures and their imaginary

Prune Lieutier

UQAM / La boîte à pitons, Canada

Valorizzare e attestare le competenze nel «Sistema Portale»

Angelo SaccàManuela CaramagnaCristina GiraudoSimona Perino

Università degli Studi di Torino, Italy

10:30am Coffee Break
11:00am Keynote Session

Serge RavetADPIOS, FranceBeyond Open Badges and ePortfolios

Phil Long, Austin University, USA:

1:00pm Lunch Break
2:00pm Closing Keynotes, presentation of "Hack Open Badges" and "Bologna Open Recognition Declaration"
Location: Main salon
Chair: Serge Ravet

Presentations of the hackathon results, closing remarks and discussion with:

The participants will be invited to endorse the Bologna Open Recognition declaration.

4:30pm End conference