Kineo Pacific Presents Keynote Seminar on Open Badges at Learning@Work Conference

Kineo Pacific, leaders in learning solutions, will be presenting a special seminar: Recognising Skills and Achievements with Open Badges at the Learning@Work Conference, November 11-13 at Australian Technology Park, Sydney.

The Learning@Work Conference, organised by the EduTECH team, is designed for the corporate, government and tertiary education sectors, and features some of the world’s foremost thinkers in learning and organisational development. Aimed to help L&D managers, instructional designers and RTOs keep up-to-date with the latest technology and learning models available.

Ira Felinski, Learning Technologies Consultant from Kineo Pacific, will be presenting a seminar on Day 1 of the conference, entitled Recognising Skills and Achievements with Open Badges. Mozilla's Open Badge framework is becoming an important tool in eLearning, providing an alternative certification model that allows users to be recognised for their various skills and achievements.

Open Badges portability means that these skills and achievements can be gained from multiple sources and can be displayed on websites, blogs, intranet profiles and in a variety of other ways. This session looks the benefits of Open Badges for learning management systems.

Support for Open Badges is linked strongly to a learning management system, where evidence and completion of learning is recorded. With a development roadmap led by Kineo and focused on innovation, Totara 2.4 is the first LMS to build in a mechanism for issuing and managing Open Badges. Totara LMS is a custom distribution of Moodle for the enterprise. Over 200 organisations have adopted Totara and gained the benefits of a feature-rich, open source LMS designed for the needs of large employers. Totara customers include Sony Europe, Vodafone Ireland, Tesco and many others.

Kineo staff with be on-site at the Learning@Work conference at the Totara LMS Booth #17, demoing the latest features of Totara LMS, including the Open Badges functionality.

About the Presenter:
Ira Felinski, is Kineo Pacific’s Learning Technologies Consultant. His role at the company is to lead Totara LMS implementations and the on-going learning technologies support, administration and management for the growing list of Australian clients. Ira has recently helped support, administer and consult on LMS projects for RTOs, Universities, Not-for-Profits, Health Institutions and other large corporate organisations across Australia.

For more information about the Learning@Work Conference, visit the official event website.


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