Digital badges – Part 1: Getting started

One of my goals at the moment is to explore the world of digital badging and micro-credentials. Digital badges are:

a validated indicator of accomplishment, skill, quality or interest that can be earned in various learning environments.

If you’re interested you can follow along as well. Here is how I made a start:

  1. Checked out the home page of Open Badges, the platform that I’m exploring. This is a good jumping off point for more information about what digital badges involves and how you can get started.
  2. Watched the video above for an overview. The context in the video is the USA, but don’t let that put you off.
  3. Set up my Mozilla backpack here. This is one of the places where you can store digital badges that you earn.

4 thoughts on “Digital badges – Part 1: Getting started

  1. Hi Graeme,

    I have been doing the ALN course via the Open Polytechnic over the last 8 months, and I find your blog incredibly helpful. Thank you for sharing this in a wider domain than just with your students, it is really appreciated.

    Juliet Pye Alexandra


  2. Pingback: Digital badges – Part 2: Earning your first badge | thisisgraeme

  3. Pingback: Do you have questions about micro-credentials and digital badges? | thisisgraeme

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