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!


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  • Badger Beats: The Week In Review [67] November 21, 2014
    Hey there folks, We were thrilled to issue Badge Alliance badges this week – if you think you’re eligible but haven’t gotten yours yet, let us know. Lots of community members have been out …
  • Badge Alliance Badges are here! November 21, 2014
    The Badge Alliance is pleased to announce the first set of open badges designed to recognize the diligent work and meaningful contributions that Working Group members have made to the global open badg …
  • Open Badges Community Project Call, November 19, 2014 November 20, 2014
    Open Badges Community Project Call, November 19, 2014: Speaker: Sheryl Grant, Director of Badge Research, HASTAC Agenda: This week Sheryl Grant joined the community call to disc …
  • Michigan State University Extension | Digital Badging Series November 20, 2014
    Jacob Dedecker, an academic specialist at MSU, began a series on digital badges in August 2014. Five parts of the series have been published so far – take a look at the topics covered in the excerpts …
  • Badger Beats: The Week In Review [66] November 14, 2014
    Hello there, badgers, Welcome to the Badger Beats! Here’s a quick run-down of what’s been going on this week:  On Monday, Anne Derryberry and Mary Alice McCarthy presented on the Open Badg …
  • Open Badges Community Project Call, November 12, 2014 November 13, 2014
    Open Badges Community Project Call, November 12, 2014: Speaker: Carey Hamburg, University of Louisiana at Lafayette & Lousiana State University Agenda: Carey works in the office …
  • Sunny Lee | The Open Badges Directory → Laying the foundation for cool open badges applications November 13, 2014
    Read the original post here. ********************************************************************************** As open badges continues to gain a foothold in the world of digital credentialing and sk …
  • #openbadgesMOOC Session 13: Policy Matters That Affect Open Badges November 13, 2014
    Badges: New Currency for Professional Credentials Session 13: Policy Matters Session Recording: coming soon! This week, Anne Derryberry put forth the community-developed framework for developing insti …