In a recent white paper, Richard Wyles, Chief Executive at Totara Learning Solutions highlighted the potential for open badges to help solve an entrenched problem: a disconnect between learning paths, corporate training outcomes and vocational outcomes.
Open badges can help HR departments and hiring executives connect real experts with the right jobs, and also help allocate corporate training resources more effectively. Working with Mozilla, Totara developed badges, a badge issuing and management system for both Moodle and Totara learning management systems. With a combined user base of 70 million, this promises fast adoption of open badges as industry standards in multiple sectors.
Wyles believes the world needs this disruptive innovation.
Open badges heralds an exciting future. By integrating new badge functionality into Moodle and Totara, educators and employers now have access to practical low-cost solutions which recognise and reward learners with more precision, flexibility and portability.
Follow the link to download the White Paper: Open Badges – a new catalyst for learning design