What is it?
The Open Badge Academy (OBA) is a simple and easy to use open badge platform that allows educators and organisations to boost the credibility of a young person’s CV, by helping students to discover, demonstrate and earn evidence-based digital badges. This allows everyone to see and track skills as learners move from education to employment.
How does it work?
Alongside many other companies and organisations, TICE has created it's own OBA badges for young people to capture their experiences while on our programmes. These badges can be uses on CV's, UCAS application forms, evidence work based projects and more.
TICE OPEN BADGE ACADEMY
INSIGHT BADGEKnowledge and Awareness
The Insight Badge is gained after a one-day workshop based in school. Students will develop introductory knowledge about an area of the creative, design and digital sectors.
EXPLORE BADGESkills Development and Tours
The Explore Badge is gained after two workshops exploring skills development workshops, masterclasses and industry and higher educational tours.
CREATE BadgeCreative Industry Project
The Create Stage is gained after students have completed an industry-led creative, design or digital project of their choice. Supported by workshops and industry mentors.
Will it help me?
Open Badge Academy can help make all individual’s skills and achievements visible, verifiable and understood. It can help make a CV or application form come to life, giving trust to skills so that employers can properly assess a person’s capabilities.
How do I open an account?
Each school has a OBA Training session where we will help you open your account and show you how to access the TICE badges. If you were not present at your training session, please ask you teacher to contact us to get your account set-up.
Help, I've forgot my password!
Go to the OBA login page, click 'Forgot your password' and you will be ask to enter your email address and a link will be sent to you to reset your password. This link will expire in 30 minutes, so please check your email to reset your password as soon as possible.
Help, I've forgotten my username!
Your username can also be your email address so please enter the email address you provided on the TICE application form.
What happens if I miss the deadline?
Hopefully you won't! But we will find out the circumstances of late submissions. If you had had problems we will take this into consideration. You must email us at OBA@tice-uk.com as soon as possible to sort any problems out.
How do I know if my badge has been awarded?
You should receive an email to tell you that your have been awarded the TICE badge. You can also login to your account and check if you have had your badge returned to give further information.
How long will it take to mark my badge?
Your badge will be marked within one week of your deadline for sbumission.