Badges: New Currency for Professional Credentials

Open Badges

Mozilla Foundation
Badges – New Currency for Professional Credentials

Blackboard, Mozilla, Sage Road Solutions, and WCET have initiated an international discussion on the role of badges as a new currency of exchange for high value, post-secondary credentials for professionals. Using a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) format for this highly collaborative discussion, we are exploring the ecosystem for a new credential economy based on badges and requirements for adopting such an approach, including:

Expanded flexible learning opportunities
Authentic, evidence-based assessment
Badge accreditation and employer recognition
Badge system design and implementation strategies
Infrastructure, technology, tools
Policy guidance

Accessing the course:

The course is offered through CourseSites by Blackboard and is available indefinitely. Get started here to self-enroll.