OpenVM Credentials Evaluation Results

O5-A1: Open Credentials (Milestone 4: Implementation and evaluation results)

O5-A1.4:  OpenVM Credentials

Milestone 4 updated; document issued  in November 2019:

In this report we present an update of milestone 4 related to the implementation and user-testing of Open Credentials in the OpenVM Learning Hub.

This publication is a follow-up to milestone 4. The workflow in O5-A1 includes the following milestones:

  • Milestone 1: O5-A1.1: Definition of the design process and tools (February 2018)
  • Milestone 2: O5-A1.2: Design workshops with VM experts (May 2018)
  • Milestone 3: O5-A1.3: Set of open credentials to recognise VM skills (September 2018)
  • Milestone 4: O5-A1.4: Implementation in the VM Learning Hub and User-Testing (January 2019)
  • Milestone 4: O5-A1.5: Final concept and report (August 2020)

The results related to the implementation and user-testing of Open Credentials presented in this report span the time period from March to November 2019 andare related to the three categories of OpenVM credentials:

  1. Competence Badges used in OpenVM MOOCs
  2. Contributor Badges used to recognise contributions to the project
  3. Blockcerts used to provide high-level encrypted Competence Badges

This report is a follow-up to milestone 4 which was published in March 2019 (Quality Gate 2) and includes more comprehensive results of implementation and user-testing of Open Credentials in the Open Virtual Mobility Learning Hub.

The evaluation results with a sample of n = 339 OpenVM Learning Hub users/learners and user/learner statistics presented in the report indicate positive user experience related to OpenVM Credentials as well as positive impact of OpenVM Credentials on motivation to learn and to complete a MOOC level as well as positive effects on various aspects self-regulated learning (SRL) including self-motivation and self-observation.

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