See also Recognition
What is Open Recognition?
Open Recognition is the awareness and appreciation of talents, skills and aspirations in ways that go beyond credentialing. This includes recognising the rights of individuals, communities, and territories to apply their own labels and definitions. Their frameworks may be emergent and/or implicit.
Open Recognition practices often include Open Badges in a way that values all forms of learning and skills, regardless of where and how they were acquired. It is a movement and set of practices based on the idea that learning happens everywhere, not just in formal educational settings, and that we all have valuable skills and knowledge to offer. Open Recognition involves creating and using open standards and technologies to support the recognition and validation of skills and learning achievements.
The goal of Open Recognition is to create a more inclusive and equitable system of recognition, encouraging lifelong learning and creating more opportunities for people to learn and develop their skills throughout their lives.
What are some examples of Open Recognition?
Recognition is the subtext that gives meaning to credentials and so examples are many and varied. However, skill trees or pathways and Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) are both examples of ways in which people can be recognised in ways that value their prior experience.
How do I get started with Open Recognition?
Open Recognition is for Everybody
Open Recognition is for Everybody (ORE) is a community focused on how recognition helps drive pro-social behaviours and empowers individuals and communities to represent themselves authentically and holistically.
The People in this community are front line educators, programme designers and learner advocates. They are the people who are motivated and influential in getting organisations to start thinking about upskilling and recognition in a non-traditional way. This is a place in which contribution badges can recognise participation, creation, and reflection, as well as act as credentials.
You're welcome and encouraged to join!
Open Recognition Toolkit
The Open Recognition Toolkit (ORT) project is an ORE community project that aims to create a comprehensive handbook on Open Recognition. Inspired by the Credential as You Go playbooks, we want to develop a wide range of resources and practical guidelines. This initiative will empower individuals and organizations to understand and implement Open Recognition principles, fostering a culture of inclusivity and appreciation in various domains.
Open Recognition Alliance
- Home page
- Bologna Open Recognition Declaration (BORD)
- Making Informal Recognition Visible and Actionable (MIRVA) project)
- Recognition of Experience Validation of Experience, Achievements and Learning (REVEAL) project
WAO blog posts
- Finding the Others: The Social Power of Open Recognition Badges
- Open Recognition: Towards a Practical Utopia
- Open Recognition is for Everybody: Time for a Bigger Tent
- Sim City 2000 as a metaphor for Open Recognition and Open Badges
- I got 99 problems, but recognition ain’t one
- Open Recognition is for every type of workplace
- Open Workplace Recognition using Verifiable Credentials
- Creating a culture of recognition
- What is Open Recognition, anyway?
- Designing Badges for Co-creation and Recognition
- Open Recognition Belgium
- Open Recognition: Looking beyond Open Badges? (André Chauvet)
- Wikipedia and open recognition: writing the future of work (Robert Cummings)
- Open Recognition Framework: developed for the Erasmus+ project MIRVA: Making Informal Recognition Visible and Actionable
Posts by Serge Ravet
- The World Brain Experiment
- Towards an Ethical Framework for Open Recognition
- Open Recognition and its Enemies (series)
Posts by Doug Belshaw
- Why Open Recognition Is the Key to Unlocking Human Potential
- Climbing the Mountain of Assessment: Comparing Ungrading, Open Recognition, and RPL
- Reinventing the Fortress: using Open Recognition to enhance ‘standards’ and ‘rigour’
- Embracing the Full Spectrum: towards a new era of inclusive, open recognition
- Open Recognition + Critical Pedagogy = empowerment, dialogue, and inclusion
- Reimagining hiring with Open Recognition
Posts by Don Presant
- The case for full spectrum “inclusive” credentials
- Recipes for recognizing diverse badges and micro-credentials