What is an Open Badge

Open Badges are connected, verifiable credentials represented in portable image files, with embedded metadata about skills and achievements. They comply with the Open Badges Specification and are shareable across the web (Social Media, e-Portfolio, Blogs or Online CVs).

 

Clinical Research Development Ireland use Open Badges to reward attendees who successfully complete the assessments of the widely-available CRDI continuing professional development opportunities. CRDI also acknowledges instructor contributions to said training via the award of Open Badges.

 

See below how Open Badges work and find out a sample of CRDI Open Badges.

There is Data inside each Open Badge including:

  • Badge Name & Description
  • Badge issuer: Who issued the Open Badge
  • Recipient: Who it was issued to
  • Badge Criteria: What must be done in order to earn the badge
  • Evidence: Proof that the criteria have been met
  • Issue date / Expiry date

Learning happens everywhere!

Open Badges can be issued by an organisation delivering training or willing to recognise individuals’ skills, competencies or achievements.
Open Badges are evidence-based: Information including who issued the badge and the skills, competencies or achievements is hard coded as metadata.

How Open Badges work

Digital Bank Accounts for Skills, Competencies and Achievements

Open Badges are portable, meaning that the earner of a Badge owns their record of Skills, Competencies and Achievements.
To that end, Open Badge earners use online central applications called Open Badges Backpacks, that can be compared to Digital Bank Accounts for their Badges.

Unlock New Opportunities

Open Badge earners share and display their Open Badges on social media (LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, etc.), e-Portfolios or CVs.
Earners are in control and make visible Open Badges of their choice, building their own ecosystem of Skills, Competencies and Achievements.

CRDI Open Badges Portfolio

Here are some of the Open Badges currently awarded by CRDI for Short Courses completion.
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CRDI Open Badges are awarded to participants who successfully complete the course requirements (Full Attendance, Examination, Report Submission, etc.) of the widely-available CRDI continuing professional development opportunities

Open Badge are provided as a measure of CPD attainment in addition to the ECTS credits when applicable.

This badge is awarded to those who have satisfactorily completed the 2018 Fundamentals in Medical Device Design and Regulation course. The course is delivered online and includes 2 interactive problem-solving workshops.

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Badge awarded to those who have satisfactorily completed the 2018 Techniques & Strategies in Molecular Medicine course, comprising 19 lectures (9.5 hours) designed to give a broad basic knowledge of bioscience research techniques, technologies and their applications.

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Here are some of the Open Badges currently awarded by CRDI to Short Courses Faculty
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CRDI Short Courses are developed and delivered by faculty from multiple institutions and illustrate a significant strand of collaborative education and training in clinical and translational research since 2003.

CRDI awards Open Badges in order to formally recognise faculty contributions to said training.

This badge is awarded on successful delivery of a 30 minute-presentation during the CRDI Techniques & Strategies in Molecular Medicine Course 2018.

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This badge is awarded for academic coordination of the 2018 Fundamentals in Medical Device Design and Regulation offered by CRDI. The course is delivered online and includes 2 interactive problem-solving workshops.