Recognize & be recognized.

Help shape the future of Open Badges.

Learn

Curious about recognition of skills & interests? You’re in the right place. Welcome.

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.

Design

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!

News

Get up to speed on the latest in the world of alternative accreditation.

Blog

  • Open Badges spec v1.1 Release May 1, 2015
    Open Badges spec v1.1 Release: bananigans: I’m excited to share with you all the work we’ve been devoting ourselves to in the Badge Alliance Standard Working Group over the past several months. We are …
  • New IMS Digital Credentialing Initiative April 21, 2015
    Today is an exciting day for the open badges community! IMS Global, the leading education technology standards body, announced that they are kicking off a new IMS Digital Credentialing initiative.In c …
  • Open Badges Community Call, April 8, 2015 April 14, 2015
    Agenda: http://bit.ly/CC15_April8Audio: http://bit.ly/CC15_April8audioThis week we dived into a discussion on soft skills and workforce development, led by those who kickstarted a conversation last we …
  • An Open Can of Tin Badges – Tin Can API March 31, 2015
    An Open Can of Tin Badges – Tin Can API: People have been talking about a crossover between Open Badges and Tin Can (xAPI) since 2012. Blogs have been written, ideas shared and there’s even a Twitter …
  • Open Badges Community Call, March 25, 2015 March 30, 2015
    Agenda: http://bit.ly/CC15_March25Audio: http://bit.ly/CC15_March25_audioThis week we heard from the folks at the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, who invited BA Executive Director Erin Knight to an ev …
  • Will #OpenBadges Remain Open? That is up to us. March 25, 2015
    Will #OpenBadges Remain Open? That is up to us.: Will Open Badges remain open? That is up to us.Dr. Bernard Bull shared his thoughts on a recent critique presented by Dr. Michael Olneck at the pre-con …
  • Open Badges Community Call, March 18, 2015 March 20, 2015
    Agenda: http://bit.ly/CC15_March18Audio: http://bit.ly/CC15_March18audioThis week the panelists from last week’s SXSWedu session on global lessons in open badges shared their experiences with the comm …
  • Carla Casilli | Open Badge Opticks : The prismatic value of badges March 20, 2015
    Our Director of Policy + Practice, Carla Casilli, wrote a thought-provoking piece inspired by a recent Twitter conversation about the future of education and the role of badges:During a recent Twitter …

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