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

  • Can technology help combat CV fraud? March 3, 2015
    Can technology help combat CV fraud?: Pearson’s Acclaim platform gets a spotlight in this BBC article on CV / résumé fraud:”Up to now most achievement certificates or college degrees are on paper,” sa …
  • Badger Beats: The Week In Review [78] February 28, 2015
    Welcome to the Badger Beats! Here’s a quick rundown of what the open badges community did this week:On this week’s community call, Andrew Downes shared his progress on a prototype for an i …
  • BadgeLAB Leeds is testing whether Open Badges can deepen or… February 27, 2015
    BadgeLAB Leeds is testing whether Open Badges can deepen or diversify young people’s engagement with the arts.BadgeLAB Leeds is a new initiative led by ArtForms Leeds, Sheffield Hallam University and …
  • Open Badges Community Call, Feb. 25, 2015 February 27, 2015
    Audio: http://bit.ly/CC15_Feb25_audioAgenda: http://bit.ly/CC15_Feb25This week we were joined by Andrew Downes, who has been working on a prototype for an integration of Tin Can API (xAPI) and the Ope …
  • How valuable is the Credit Hour? February 25, 2015
    A recent report from the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching concluded that the credit hour, though flawed in many ways as a measurement of learning, is the best option we have in educ …
  • Badger Beats: The Week In Review [77] February 21, 2015
    Hey there! Here’s what we got up to this week:On this week’s community call, there were some great discussions around badges at ELI conference and other community projects – check out the summar …
  • Open Badges Community Call, Feb. 18, 2015 February 20, 2015
    Audio: http://bit.ly/CC15_Feb18_audioAgenda: http://bit.ly/CC15_Feb18There were more community members than usual on this week’s community call, which made for some great lively discussions – th …
  • Badges come to OpenLearnWe’re really excited to share this… February 19, 2015
    Badges come to OpenLearnWe’re really excited to share this piece of news from across the pond: the Open University is introducing Badged Open Courses! Check it out:The Open University is building on y …

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