Digital Badges

Digital badges are an assessment and credentialing mechanism that is housed and managed online. Badges are designed to make visible and validate learning in both formal and informal settings, and hold the potential to help transform where and how learning is valued. 

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Alliance to Increase Access To Open Badges

A MacArthur-supported network of organizations building a new culture of credentialing and learning has committed to increase access to opportunities in education and the workforce using open badges to 10 million students and workers worldwide.
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Digital Badges Help Young People, Adults Demonstrate Skills

A report from the Alliance for Excellent Education and the Mozilla Foundation details how a MacArthur-supported initiative to expand use of digital badges can improve learning and outcomes for students and adults.
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What is a Badge?

How do we recognize and value the way we learn today? Badges are a new idea to recognize the learning that happens anywhere and share it in the places that matter.
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Better Futures for 2 Million Americans Through Open Badges

President Bill Clinton announced a Clinton Global Initiative Commitment to Action to massively expand access to a new method of academic and technical skills assessment known as Open Badges.
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Mozilla Launches Open-Source Digital Badge Software

Open Badges software allows any organization to issue verified online learning badges and any individual to receive and collect those badges.
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Chicago Children to Earn Digital 'Badges' in Citywide Learning Initiative

More than 143 organizations have joined the Summer of Learning initiative, offering summer programs for thousands of children.
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