Wayne Mackintosh wrote,
In general, I don't think its a good idea for open projects to be working "against" each other. Its not the way we generally work in the open world.
Completely agree with you. Poor choice of words on my behalf, what I meant to say was "get Mozilla Open Badges working with Wikiversity, WikiEducator or other MediaWiki site?" I sometimes use "against" when I describe using an Open API, I use it more like I lean against a wall, where the wall is providing me something to lean against. I program against an open API. Anyhow...
Good to read that you are considering using digital badges with your diploma in tertiary education.
You make very good points about considering internationalization within course criteria, technology, and badge earning criteria. When I developed the course it was for BCCampus where the learner cohort was from within the province of BC. I was caught by surprise by the number of non-BC residence who participated... all good.
When I spend my time with working with Mozilla Open Badges team and P2Pu I usually have the same online events (livestreamed deliveries) twice, with the purpose to provide international coverage. I do think you bring up an interesting point toward online education and badge criteria... if the online course is meant to be international and assessment criteria is tied to participation in online events, it may be a good idea to run the online event more than once to get time zone coverage...
Always apppretiate your internationalization views... thanks.