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xAPI Badges integration(Including references to badge assertions in Experience API activity streams)

From: Nate Otto <nate@ottonomy.net>
Date: Wed, 4 Feb 2015 13:51:54 -0800 (PST)
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Cc: Credentials Community Group <public-credentials@w3.org>
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Friends and Badgers, (CC: Credentials Community Group)

Andrew Downes, Jason Lewis, Ryan Smith and a few others have been doing 
some good work on defining how it might be possible to transport badges 
within xAPI "activity streams." (These streams are essentially collections 
of statements like "<entity> <verbed> <object>", or in this case, "Nate 
earned Badge #5" They have requested that the Open Badges specification 
host a couple definitions with our specification, so that distributed 
Learning Record Stores can reference our definitions of what badges are and 
what verbs are associated with badge activity.

See https://github.com/openbadges/openbadges-specification/pull/22 for an 
initial stab at making this happen. I'll be putting in a couple more 
updates when I have the chance to respond to some feedback from Andrew and 
Ryan, but I didn't want to hesitate any more before bringing this up before 
our specifiation group.

*Nate Otto, Developer*
concentricsky.com
Received on Wednesday, 4 February 2015 21:52:23 UTC

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