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RAPPORT WWW.RECORDINGACHIEVEMENT.AC.UK Issue 1 (2017) The survey data analysis The role in the organisation The first question asked respondents for their role in the organisation. As this was a self- selecting survey, the 55% figure for learning technologist / e-learning specialist was not surprising (Fig.6). (37%) of respondents who class themselves as having at least 7 out of 10 strategic influence are either familiar with the process of issuing Badges or have personally received an Open Badge (Fig. 8). What is your role in the institution? 100 50 68 738 10 0 1 2 3 4 5 Head of School/Dean/Head of Department 5.7% Academic Role/Lecturer/Researcher 30.9% Learning Technologist/e-Learning Specialist 55.3% Other 8.1% Figure 6: Institutional Role Figure 8: Strategic Influence It is interesting that all the roles feel that they have some level of strategic influence. 71.44% of Head of School/ Dean/ Head of Department, 47.37% of Academic Role / Lecturer / Researcher and 57.35 % of Learning Technologists / e-Learning Specialists feel they have a 7–10 level of strategic influence (Fig.7). WHICH OF THE FOLLOWING BEST DESCRIBES YOUR INSTITUTIONS CURRENT PROGRESS WITH OPEN BADGES? FULL IMPLEMENTATION ACROSS THE … ANYONE CAN AWARD BADGES THROUGH THE … 4 9 ONE OR MORE PILOTS ABOUT TO START 13.8% 17 USED WITH ONE ACADEMIC GROUP NO … 22 EXPLORATORY STAGE, NO PILOTS YET 37.4% NOT CONSIDERING/HAVE DECIDED NOT TO … DON'T KNOW 14.6% 46 7 18 Figure 9: Stage of Badge Implementation (Main Survey) Open Badge Implementation Figure 7 – Strategic Influence: Figures are shown as a percentage of the column. As may be expected from a self-selecting survey, most (89%) of the respondents had at least a familiarity with the concept of Open Badges. 46 The study was mainly focused on implementation of Open Badges in the institution. Current progress in Open Badges was assessed but there is a risk that institutional implementation is then interpreted as a linear process. The study had six possible options available to respondents and it should be noted that institutions could have several of these as valid statements at a point in time (i.e. the institution may allow badges to be awarded through 22