A contemporary way of contributing to a professional portfolio that is more reflective of learning in today’s world
Looking for new ways of collating and showing your professional learning? Or, thinking about new ways to support your learners to set goals? If so, open digital badge certification might be the answer.
What are Open Digital Badges?
Badges, also known as micro-credentials, are gaining global momentum as modern evidenced-based certification. Why is this? At a first glance, digital badges appear to be a visual representation of a person’s skills, knowledge, competencies and achievements. However, part of the richness to open digital badges is the evidence that sits in behind each badge detailing the learning. This ‘metadata’ displays information that records the badge issuer, the date issued, and the criteria required to earn the badge. Furthermore, open digital badges enable the badge earner to link to artefacts that contributed to the badge such as research, inquiry, reflections and videos thereby adding robustness to the badge. Selecting the displayed badge showcases the basic requirement information and any evidence of learning that the holder has chosen to share.