Recognize & be recognized.

Help shape the future of Open Badges.


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.


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.


  • Badge Alliance February 1, 2016
    Badge Alliance: The official publications of the Badge Alliance are switching platforms, over to this collection on Medium. The Tumblr you are reading will remain up for archival purposes. Thanks for …
  • Now the quick badger jumps over the lazy fox August 4, 2015
    An issuer organization decides to start a badge program, so its staff members design a badge system to go with the program’s content delivery and assessment practices. Then they run badge softwa …
  • Badge Alliance FAQ – July 2015 July 15, 2015
    There’s so much we want to say – we can’t put it all into an over-long announcement. Here is a growing list of some of the top questions:What’s happening to the Badge Alliance?The Badge Alliance …
  • The Badge Alliance in 2015 July 8, 2015
    2014 was a great building year for the badges ecosystem and the Badge Alliance (BA) network, and 2015 has been an exciting year so far. Rooms are overflowing for badging-related presentations at confe …
  • 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: 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 …