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Open Badges for building a learning territory in Normandy

Badgeons la Normandie (Let’s Badge Normandy) is a network of institutions, associations and organisations working in education and training, employment and social integration. They are exploring the power of Open Badges for building a learning territory:  developing, recognising, valorising and connecting the talents of Normans. For the open recognition week, […]

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Open badges: light and agile or robust and formal?

On Monday 10 September, Dominic Orr represented MIRVA-member FiBS at a German-speaking workshop looking at the role and design of digital certificates, with a particular focus on the application of open badges. The workshop took place at the Goethe University, Frankfurt am Main, and was attended by a group of 15 […]

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A starting point for recognition

In April 2016 Davide had concluded Civil Service after vocational school for hotel and catering, and did not have a clear idea of his future job profile. He took part in the nationally funded program “Garanzia Giovani”, so the professionals at Job Agency Synergie supported him in identifying his competencies […]

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Why is Gear Up involved in the MIRVA project?

You are more than a diploma Have you ever watched the TED Talk Do schools kill creativity? by Sir Ken Robinson? In this entertaining lecture – one of the most popular TED Talks of all time – Robinson filleted the contemporary education system with a large and vicious sense of […]

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Why is FiBS Research involved in the MIRVA project?

A short blog response from MIRVA partner, Dominic Orr (FiBS) FiBS Research has been investigating how further education works, who participates in further education and the impact of further education on the economy and our societies since its inception 25 years ago. One clear conclusion is that a central problem […]

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What is MIRVA for Cineca?

MIRVA for Cineca: a chance to imagine how to enable recognition (with technology) by Chiara Carlino, MIRVA’s project manager for Cineca Cineca is a consortium of 66 Italian university and its mission is centered around providing technology to universities: technology for research (high performance computing), technology for administrative processes, technology for […]

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Sustainable integration of status holders

At the Validation Festival in Brussels on Unlocking Talents MIRVA member Gear Up co-moderated a workshop together with the Dutch Council for Refugees on the sustainable integration of status holders. Background On validation there are specific arrangements/projects going on around the Member States that are targeted at migrants and/or refugees. Although […]