EdX and Concentric Sky have collaborated to incorporate digital badging into the Open edX platform. Following an integration of the Badgr software into a badging MVP on the open edX platform, students will be able to earn badges upon completing a course and share these badges on Mozilla Backpack.
I’m in Washington, D.C. this week to meet with elected officials and regulators about issues affecting the tech industry and our economy.
As we move into the constantly connected future, we require new design thinking.
Concentric Sky is working to define a new endorsement extension to the Open Badges specification in order to elevate the best badges and issuers within their communities of earners and consumers.
Open Badges are a technology that promise to serve as portable digital credentials. Each badge symbolizes particular achievements a badge issuer recognizes about a recipient. The goal is that as a “shared language for data about achievements,” Open Badges and the accomplishments they represent can be understood by employers, colleges and other consumers of credentials.
After years of rumors and hype, Apple announced the Apple Watch to much fanfare in September, 2014. Though it will not be available for purchase until sometime later in the first quarter of 2015, Apple developers can start working on apps for the Watch now.
At Concentric Sky, we are proud to serve as the technology partner for the Oregon Center for Digital Learning (OCDL).
Be proactive. Be aware. Listen to your users. The better you understand your users the better your product/service will be.
With our years of combined experience in EdTech, we’re in an excellent position to help organizations build programs that issue badges - and we can provide much of the software that will help each of their participants earn badges, manage their credentials, and most importantly, use them to unlock future opportunities.
At its core an excellent user experience is achieved by understanding your users and making their lives easier.
We recently added UIWebViews to an educational app, for outputting a multipage scrapbook in PDF format, and in this blog post we’ll detail the process.
Writing a custom admin widget can be a little tricky, due to the way that form data is handled.
The workflow for a data migration in Django with South migrations is relatively simple. Recently, I ran into a situation where I needed to condense two entire models into a single super-model that contained all fields from both of the originals.
__new__ is one of the most easily abused features in Python. It’s obscure, riddled with pitfalls, and almost every use case I’ve found for it has been better served by another of Python’s many tools. However, when you do need
__new__, it’s incredibly powerful and invaluable to understand.
Security is one of the most common requirements for SOAP-based web services. Several standards exist, among them WS-Security and WS-SecurityPolicy. They can be hard to implement, and they are often ignored in favor of a more ad hoc security standard, most often using password authentication in the message itself and SSL for transport layer security.