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At Mozilla, we believe that learning happens over the course of a lifetime and frequently beyond the classroom. With the support of the MacArthur Foundation, we’ve built the Open Badges Infrastructure, which makes it possible for badges issued by different companies and communities to be interoperable and shareable across the web.
People and organizations with content to share align their badges with the open standard, which makes it possible for someone who sees Open Badges to discover the criteria and evidence behind them. Learners around the world are using these portable badges to realize increased learning and professional opportunities.
Discover & share information about badge system creation.
Hundreds of organizations and individuals have designed and issued Open Badges. They include educators, multinational companies, non-profits, industry alliances, and people interested in professional development.
The curriculum that their badges represent include a huge variety of skills, competencies, and interests. You too can create badges for your community members and try the visual design exercises in this video. And stay tuned for a design toolkit launching soon!
Get up to speed on the latest in the world of alternative accreditation.
- Explaining Open Badges through analogy | Doug Belshaw’s… May 24, 2013
Explaining Open Badges through analogy | Doug Belshaw’s blog …
- Mark Surman | Mozilla and Badges: where next? May 23, 2013
Mark Surman, Executive Director of the Mozilla Foundation, wrote a post recently about the future of badges: The thing is: there has been way more excitement and pick up of badges than we expected. Ev …
- PELeCON | A history of Open Badges through the medium of animated GIFs May 23, 2013
Last month Doug Belshaw, Badges & Skills Lead for the Mozilla Foundation, gave a keynote at the PELeCON conference. In a presentation comprised almost entirely of animated GIFs, Doug talks about t …
- DigitalMe | Badge Design Canvas May 17, 2013
DigitalMe is a non-profit based in Leeds, England that helps young people gain skills and confidence through new technology. They were the only UK winners of the Digital Media & Learning Competiti …
- TechPro | 6 Mozilla GitHub Projects to Hack On May 14, 2013
TechPro has just featured Open Badges in its list of open source projects worth contributions: There’s no way to communicate exactly how important Mozilla is to the world wide web. Mozilla broug …
- Doug Belshaw | Answering your questions about Open Badges May 13, 2013
Doug Belshaw, Badges & Skills Lead at the Mozilla Foundation answered some of the most common questions he’s been getting recently about Open Badges: What’s the quickest way of getting start …
- The Chronicle of Higher Education | Major Players in the MOOC Universe May 8, 2013
It’s great to see MacArthur Foundation, Open Badges, Cathy Davidson, and DML featured on The Chronicle’s map of the MOOC ecosystem this week. Open Badges don’t aim to disrupt traditi …
- NPR | With Gorgeous Dorms But Little Cash, Colleges Must Adapt May 8, 2013
NPR’s interview with Jeffrey Selingo about non-traditional forms of accreditation is a good listen this week. Selingo, an editor with the Chronicle of Higher Education and author of the book …