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A Model for Implementing Open Badges in a Resource-Constrained Environment

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posted on 2017-08-24, 03:56 authored by MATTHEUS DANIEL NIEMAND
Open badges offer a unique opportunity to modularise the learning process and allow for the accreditation of skills via a variety of sources not traditionally classified as educational institutes. Addressing the mismatch between employer expectations and educational institutions’ skill offerings, a system such as Mozilla Open Badges could allow for targeted skill-based learning. Current Mozilla systems have been developed for ideal environments and prior attempts in implementing such a system in a resource-constrained environment within South Africa have resulted in failure. This research produces a model that allows for the successful implementation of open badges in resource-constrained environments.


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South Africa

Principal supervisor

Stella Ouma

Additional supervisor 1

Abraham G. van der Vyver

Year of Award


Department, School or Centre

Information Technology (Monash University South Africa)


Master of Philosophy in Computer and Information Science

Degree Type



Faculty of Information Technology

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