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This session, led by Martin Hawksey and ocTEL tutors, will tell the story of ocTEL 2014, the second run of the open course in Technology Enhanced Learning with a focus on use of Open Badges. The latest iteration of ocTEL implemented Mozilla Open Badges as a way to accredit learning. Badges were awarded on a weekly basis for a range of tasks from simply ‘checking-in’ to completing predefined learning activities. Given the range of criteria this presentation explores the general question ‘do open badges count?’. As part of this we explore the motivations behind badges and secondary effects created by open badges including ‘situational awareness’ and supporting Personal Knowledge Graphs (Siemens, 2014).