Badging is more than patches and icons!
It is a whole credentialing ecosystem:
- Individuals demonstrate proficiency in various skills or competencies and receive a badge acknowledging and “crediting” them with that achievement
- They can collect their badges (micro-credentials) from various sources
- Others can review their badges, which have important information “on the backside” of each badge detailing the requirements of the badge, when the individual earned it, who the credentialing organization was, how long the badge is valid, etc.
OpenBadges.org currently maintains the standard for using badges for micro-credentialing.
Articles About Badging
- Why The Future Of Education Involves Badges
- Integration of Digital Badges to Acknowledge Professional Learning
- BadgeOS in Action
- 7 Things You Should Know about Badges
- Show Me Your Badge
- In Theory and In Practice: Digital Badges in Education and the Challenges that Arise
- What makes up a badge?
- Reimagining Teacher Credentials Using Digital Badges
- From ePortfolio to Open Badges – on the Individuation of Technical Objects
- Micro-Credentials: Empowering Lifelong Learners
- Digital Badges for Teacher Professional Development
Examples of Badging
- CSU Extension Certified Gardener Program
- Chicago City of Learning
- And, of course, Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts
- Expanding Education and Workforce Opportunities Through Digital Badges
- The Potential and Value of Using Digital Badges for Adult Learners
Other Badge Resources