Digital badges are a recognition of skills and achievements. Open Badges is the world's leading format for digital badges, adopted by dozens of technology platforms worldwide.
Open Badges are verifiable and shareable and contain detailed information about the achievement and what the recipient did to earn the badge. Any organization can issue Open Badges using technology systems designed to conform to the open standard published by 1EdTech.
Credential Engine CEO Scott Cheney
"The worldwide use and continued growth of badges as a way to digitally document and share individual achievements is impressive. I am particularly excited about the potential for Open Badges to provide more context about the value of these achievements and their connections to high-priority pathways. By giving individuals richly-described, trusted evidence of their accomplishments, the badge ecosystem can support a merit-based foundation for dignity and career advancement."
1EdTech CEO Dr. Rob Abel
“In 2016, the Mozilla Foundation asked 1EdTech to become the steward of the Open Badges standard, charging us with scaling adoption across a broad education to work spectrum, thus opening up opportunities for all learners and enabling better hiring. It is clear from this report and the vibrant participation in our Open Badges and related comprehensive learner record work that the future we hoped to create is now enabled. The time has come for credential issuers to open up opportunities for learners and employers by offering credentials that meet the Open Badges standard.”