As the final step of our project and the actual deliverable, we have developed a toolkit that allows organisations to evaluate their validation practices and to help them through the process of introducing a digital badging system to their operations. The toolkit is comprised of the following components:
Online Self-assessment survey
where organisations can enter their current badging situation and/or their desired badging practices to get semi-automated recommendations on how a digital badge system could be tailored to suit their organisational needs.
The self-assessment tool will be developed in a qualitative iterative process wherein BadgEurope works through the self-assessment with a number of organisations interested in digital badges, identifying their needs and possible solutions for the company.
Badge Project Rollout Canvas
A project canvas adapted specifically for implementing digital badges in an organisation. The canvas is a tool to be used internally in organisations and covers the main considerations when establishing a badge system, including core resources, risk analysis and a process diagram.
BadgEurope has adapted the project canvas to ensure that organisations are considering and discussing the right things before implementing a digital badging system. From our own experience, the introduction of badges for validation of skills is a process which must be thought through and planned carefully. The canvas serves as a tool for the planning process.