Friday, 2 December 2016

Open Badges to Enhance LinkedIn Profile

At the Online Learning Research Centre, University College of Estate Management (UCEM) we have been experimenting with Open Badges. We piloted our first open badges for the UCEM Conference this year.

We offer two badges: one for participants and one for presenters.

UCEM Conference badges - two badge images participant badge and presenter badge
UCEM Conference Badges
These are offered on our VLE, Moodle but the badges are fully compatible with Open Standards and can be saved in Mozilla Backpack.

We have created a short guide on open badges and how they can be added to online profiles for badge receivers.

This YouTube Video "How to add Open Badges to your LinkedIn Profile" is an excellent guide that explains how to add badges to LinkedIn profile.

However, when trying to add my open badges to LinkedIn account I found that one could only view badges if they were connected.

So I created another collection and shared it in the 'Contacts' giving a link to my backpack in 'Websites'. This link is publicly viewable.
Image of Websites section in publicly viewable websites link
Open badges added to LinkedIn 

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