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

  • Badger Beats: The Week In Review [62] October 17, 2014
    This week we’ve been celebrating our successes from Cycle 1 of the Badge Alliance Working Groups, taking a look at all the great things we’ve accomplished together over the past six months …
  • Celebrating our Successes: Cycle 1 Infographic October 17, 2014
    As you may have seen yesterday, we shared an in-depth look at the many accomplishments from Cycle 1 of the Badge Alliance Working Groups over on the BA blog (here). We wanted to take a moment to share …
  • October 20: The Open Badges MOOC live sessions continue October 15, 2014
    Join us for the next live session of the Open Badges MOOC,¬†Badges – New Currency for Professional Credentials! Date: Monday, Oct. 20, 2014 Time: 11am PT / 2pm ET / 7pm BST Topic: Open Digital Badges: …
  • Badger Beats: The Week In Review [61] October 10, 2014
    Hey there, badgers! Here’s a quick overview of what went on in the badgeosphere this week: Flavio Escribano and Jordi Moreton joined the community call to discuss their work on Mapping Human Kno …
  • Open Badges Community Project Call, October 8, 2014 October 10, 2014
    Open Badges Community Project Call, October 8, 2014: Speakers: Flavio Escribano and Jordi Moreton, Gecon.es Agenda: http://bit.ly/CCOct8 Will Open Badges help to map human knowledge? Flavio and Jordi …
  • Penn State to build digital education credentials for NASA October 10, 2014
    Penn State to build digital education credentials for NASA: Penn State will be receiving a $500,000 subcontract from Texas State University, the recipient of a larger grant from NASA to provide profes …
  • Badger Beats: The Week In Review [60] October 3, 2014
    Happy Friday! Welcome to the Badger Beats, the weekly collection of updates and announcements from the badging community. Here’s what happened this week: On the community call, WestEd’s Se …
  • Community Project Call, October 1, 2014 October 3, 2014
    Community Project Call, October 1, 2014: Speaker: Kathy Booth, WestEd Agenda: http://bit.ly/CC-Oct1 This week, Kathy Booth, Senior Research Associate at WestEd, joined us for an exciting presentation …

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