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

  • #openbadgesMOOC Session 11 – Cities of Learning July 31, 2014
    Badges: New Currency for Professional Credentials Session 7: Badges & Competency-Based Learning Session Recording: http://bit.ly/OBmoocCOL The Cities of Learning (CoL) is a nationwide movement to …
  • Have you heard about the new Hive Community Member badge? July 30, 2014
    Hive Learning Networks are a growing constellation of communities that are championing digital skills and web literacy through connected learning around the world. We’re excited to share the news that …
  • Badger Beats: The Week In Review [50] July 26, 2014
    It’s Friday – time for the Badger Beats! We’ve had a busy week, prepping for SXSWedu 2015 (did you hear? The deadline was extended!) and next week’s live session of the Open Badges M …
  • Open Badges Community Project Call, July 23, 2014 July 25, 2014
    Open Badges Community Project Call, July 23, 2014: Speakers: Frank Catalano, consultant and badge evangelist Carla Casilli, Badge Alliance Agenda: http://bit.ly/CCJuly23 This week we were joined by Fr …
  • Updated Open Badges Documentation July 25, 2014
    Our technical writer Sue Smith is a superstar – check out some of the updated documentation she’s worked on in recent weeks: Tutorials: Assertions for the uninitiated Using the Issuer API Creati …
  • SXSWedu deadline extended! July 25, 2014
    We’ve been busy preparing our badges-themed session submissions this week, so we’re happy to share the good news: the deadline has been extended! That’s right, you have until 11:59PM …
  • Bernard Bull | 5 Predictions About Educational Credentialing in 2024 July 23, 2014
    Dr. Bernard Bull, who led the Beyond Letter Grades MOOC, is currently designing a set of graduate courses around badges and writes about credentialing, assessment, and the future of education and lear …
  • Badger Beats: The Week In Review [49] July 19, 2014
    Hey there, badgers! Here’s a quick run-down of what happened this week: The Badge Alliance led this week’s community call, taking advantage of a gap in the presentation schedule to update …

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