Event Details

Open Digital Badge Xperience 1.0

image for Open Digital Badge Xperience 1.0


November 8, 2019

8:30 am–4:00 pm EDT

The Open Digital Badge Experience (ODBX) course is designed to be the best single learning opportunity to fill the badging knowledge niche in an adult learning organization

Filling the badging knowledge niche will provide organizations with new opportunities to promote their learning events, increase engagement and learner retention while also providing learners with a valuable portable credential they can be proud of. After this course, learners will have the knowledge they need to fully implement an effective ODB initiative in their organization.

To leverage the amazing benefits of 21st century credentialing technology, organizations must have someone prepared to implement these powerful tools in the right way which is what ODBX is designed to do. The ODBX is divided into two sections, an asynchronous online preparatory course  and a one day highly interactive onsite or live virtual event.

  • The online portion of the course provides learners with the opportunities to learn the basics of open digital badging in a user friendly online asynchronous environment. This means you can take the program any time you prefer.
  • The one day live in person or virtual preparatory portion is designed to focus on application of concepts learned in the online portion and provide higher level learning opportunities to attendees. Attendees will have access to Open Digital Badging experts and design their own program. Space is limited to 20 attendees per event. Participants now have ability to attend the live ODBX course virtually through our virtual learning environments with MicroTek Learning CentersA webcam with on your computer equipped with a microphone and speakers/headset are required since these workshops are highly interactive.


Tell your network about this event

James Willis

Dr. James E. Willis, III was introduced to open digital badges at Purdue University when he worked as an Educational Assessment Specialist in Information Technology. He later worked on a MacArthur Foundation grant as a Research Associate and Project Coordinator for Open Digital Badges in Higher Education in the Center for Research on Learning and Technology at Indiana University. Since 2016, James has worked as an educational consultant with the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET) where he wrote the Badging Standard, supplementary materials, and educational materials for the Open Digital Badges Experience. During his time at IACET, James also coordinated with the Information Technology Certification Council (ITCC) to produce a Badging Taxonomy. James has published on open digital badges in journals like the Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy and EDUCAUSE Review, and in books like Foundations of Digital Badges and Microcredentials (Springer) and Digital Badges in Education: Trends, Issues, and Cases (Routledge). He has been an invited speaker on open digital badges for diverse audiences including the Council for Engineering and Scientific Society Executives, STEM Education in Virtual Words Workshop Series, the 2016 Digital Badge Summit, and the Open edX Technical Conference at MIT. He was also a co-leader for the 2ndInternational Workshop on Open Digital Badges in Education at the Learning Analytics and Knowledge conference. James holds a PhD from King’s College London. 

Regular Registration

Dates Available: August 12, 2019 4:15 PM – November 1, 2019 8:29 AM

Registration TypeAmount
Virtual Attendee (Member)
This fee applies to members who register to attend the event virtually
Virtual Attendee (Non-Member)
This fee applies to non-members who register to attend the event virtually

This event will be virtual participation only. An access link will be sent prior to the event.

Success in a learning event is dependent on active participation and engagement by the attendee throughout the course. In order to earn a course completion certificate and digital badge for any IACET learning event, attendees are required to fully participate in the training activities, lectures, and discussion. This applies to those attending in-person and remotely. Participation is defined as greater than 90% attendance of the scheduled course time and active engagement verified by the facilitator. Remote participation requires a working webcam and microphone; the webcam must be activated throughout the learning event.

Full refunds are available for cancellations with written notification to info@iacet.org within 20 days of the event. Refunds of 50% of the registration are available within 10 days of the event. No refund is available 5 days prior to the event due to prepaid expenses on behalf of the participant.

Register You are not signed in, so non-member pricing is being displayed. After logging-in, member pricing will be used if applicable.

Virtual Attendee (Member)
Virtual Attendee (Non-Member)
Regular Registration pricing is available until November 1, 2019 08:29 AM

Register You are not signed in, so non-member pricing is being displayed. After logging-in, member pricing will be used if applicable.


Social Media