What is a Badge?
A special or distinctive Mark, Token, or device worn
as a sign of allegiance, membership, authority and
Now what is a Digital Badge?
Similar to Videogame achievement Icon
1.Track-progress & Display Accomplishment
2.Metadata: Awardee information,
3. Distributed + Shared Open Badge Site
4.Digital Tokens, Icons or Logos- Displayed on the web
Digital Badging history
Foundations and groups behind Digital Badging:
How It works
Step1: Distinguish the target audience
Step2: Create a set of goals to accomplish
Step3: Design Badge to reward the accomplishment
Step4: Verify learner as succeeded each step
Step5: Issue virtual badge through vendor or in-house server
What makes Digital Badging Resourceful?
Exemplifies user’s accomplishments
Accredits skill or project rewarded from issuing institution
User can display skills at: career fairs, interviews and
social media profiles.
Open Badges VS. Digital Badges
Open Badge is an issued badge in
Value of Open badge = Issuer & Market
Digital Badge = Issue badge + Metadata
Design a badge that symbolizes the criteria it stands for
Who else is using Digital Badging
Purdue University = Studio application
University of California-Davis
Digital Badging Vendors
Mozilla Open Source Badges