A fascinating new trend is taking shape and gaining momentum. Open Badges are verifiable, portable digital badges with embedded metadata about skills and achievements. They comply with the Open Badges Specification and are shareable across the web.
Each Open Badge is associated with an image and information about the badge, its recipient, the issuer, and any supporting evidence. All this information may be packaged within a badge image file that can be displayed via online CVs and social networks. Thousands of organizations across the world issue badges in accordance with the Open Badges Specification, from non-profits to major employers to educational institutions at all levels.
Anyone can receive and give open badges, depending on the topic and skill they provide or want to receive. Over 3,000 organizations already issue Open Badges to nurture talent, build capability and recognise achievement, providing direct connections between earners and issuers.
I just earned a basic badge. 🙂
Visit the Open Badges site at https://openbadges.org/get-started/