Recognize & be recognized.
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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.
- The New York Times | Clinton Project Promotes "Open Badges" Online Credentials June 14, 2013
We’re thrilled to have The New York Times spread the word about badges developments, particularly 2 Million Better Futures, coming out of Chicago this week: Working with Mozilla, the MacArthur F …
- 2 Million Better Futures Announced in Chicago to Great Employer Interest June 14, 2013
See Former President Bill Clinton announce 2 Million Better Futures at this week’s Clinton Global Initiative America: …
- Huge News: Former President Bill Clinton Supports Open Badges at Clinton Global Initiative America June 13, 2013
Today is a monumental day for Open Badges. At the annual CGI America conference in Chicago, former President Bill Clinton just announced a groundbreaking new initiative – 2 Million Better Futures – de …
- Rebecca Itow | Design Principles for Assessing Learning with Digital Badges June 12, 2013
Rebecca Itow and Daniel Hickey are currently publishing a four-part series dedicated to introducing the Design Principles and Documentation Project, which highlights the emerging design principles aro …
- New York Times | How to Get a Job May 31, 2013
Thomas Friedman published a story on applicant and employer matching this week that we wanted to share with labor market-interested individuals: Underneath the huge drop in demand that drove unemploym …
- 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 …