What we learn in school is recognised and verified by certificates and diplomas. With the help of Open Badges it is now possible to recognise and verify not only formal but also informal learning that happens through work, studies, hobbies, voluntary work and other activities in life. The Open Badges standard, developed by the Mozilla Foundation, makes it possible to recognise and verify learning, skills, competencies, participation and even attitudes.
An Open Badge is a lot more than a digital picture – it is verified proof of learning because it contains metadata that tells about the issuer of the badge and contains precise criteria on how the skills and competencies of the badge earner have been recognised.Read more
The badge earner can easily publish the badge for example to their ePortfolio, share it to social media platforms, to their network for employment or educational purposes or for lifelong learning purposes. The badge issuers can also utilise Open Badges as a modern tool for communications and marketing because in addition to the badge data containing criteria it also displays the name of the issuer and their website address. Read more
Open Badges open a lot of possibilities for their earners but teachers and employers can also benefit from them by setting goals, building learning pathways or by motivating students, employees and customers with the help of badges. Read more