An Open Badge is a form of Digital Accreditation
Open Badges are connected, verifiable credentials represented in portable image files, with embedded metadata about skills and achievements. They comply with the Open Badges Specification and are shareable across the web (Social Media, e-Portfolio, Blogs or Online CVs)
Learning happens everywhere!
Open Badges can be issued by an organisation delivering training or willing to recognise individuals’ skills, competencies or achievements.
Open Badges are evidence-based: Information including who issued the badge and the skills, competencies or achievements is hard coded as metadata.
Digital Bank Accounts for Skills, Competencies and Achievements
Open Badges are portable, meaning that the earner of a Badge owns their record of Skills, Competencies and Achievements.
To that end, Open Badge earners use online central applications called Open Badges Backpacks, that can be compared to Digital Bank Accounts for their Badges.
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Open Badge earners share and display their Open Badges on social media (LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, etc.), e-Portfolios or CVs.
Earners are in control and make visible Open Badges of their choice, building their own ecosystem of Skills, Competencies and Achievements.
Open Badges represent powerful tools, making it possible to make visible qualities and skills that traditional certifications and credentials do not yet know how to measure.