How does that Drupal module compare with
Personally I couldn't make heads or tails of the Mozilla Badges project
until I saw this page's overview at https://wiki.mozilla.org/Badges and
has a system diagram and explains the key concepts:
- *Learner / User* - someone who has earned a badge.
- *Issuer* - an organization which issues a badge.
- *Badge* - an achievement, represented by a PNG file with embedded data.
- *Baking* - the act of embedding data in the badge PNG file.
- *Assertion* - a JSON file hosted by the issuer that describes a single
badge and the learner it belongs to. This information is kept in plain
text. The assertion includes a BrowserID identifier (an email address).
- *BrowserID* - the authentication framework used in the application.
More information on BrowserID <https://browserid.org/>.
- *Backpack* - a learner collects multiple badges from many different
issuers, the badges are kept in the OBI Backpack, a logical grouping of
badges and the user that owns them.
It's an interesting idea, for sure, to send and share badges as PNGs with
embedded metadata, particularly if they can be signed and verified.
On Fri, Mar 15, 2013 at 1:53 PM, Zeth Lietzau <[log in to unmask]>wrote:
> We're planning on using badges for some upcoming teen content creation at
> Denver Public Library, and are hoping to hook into Mozilla Open Badges.
> We're a Drupal shop, and have been working on a module that hooks into the
> User Badges module to connect with Mozilla:
> On Fri, Mar 15, 2013 at 9:41 AM, Megan O'Neill <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> > We're talking about it, but not sure whether we'll be able to devote
> > resources to it yet. I will send you an update if we make a decision!
> > Megan
> > On Fri, Mar 15, 2013 at 11:18 AM, Michael Schofield <[log in to unmask]
> > >wrote:
> > > Is anyone [planning on] issuing badges? We are so early in the process
> > > that rather than homebrewing something it's probably to our advantage
> > using
> > > something like the Mozilla Open Badges. It's fairly new, but do any of
> > you
> > > have experience? Any general badge-issuing words of wisdom?
> > >
> > >  http://openbadges.org
> > >
> > > Michael
> > >
> > --
> > Megan O'Neill Kudzia
> > Web Services & Emerging Technologies Librarian
> > Stockwell-Mudd Library
> > Albion College
> > 602 E. Cass St.
> > Albion, MI 49224