There was a flurry of twitter activity last month when the Scottish Qualification Authority announced its intention to investigate the opportunities presented by an innovative approach to displaying individuals’ learning accomplishments online. The SQA are active members of the Jisc RSC Scotland convened Open Badges in Scottish Education Group (OBSEG), chaired by Grainne Hamilton. Staff at the RSC were delighted with the press releases from the SQA and Mozilla about the SQA’s statement of intent on Open Badges. It seems to be a world first for a national awarding and qualifications authority – great to see that Scotland is leading the way in Open Badges for tertiary education!
Link for full press release: http://www.sqa.org.uk/sqa/67688.html