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I came across BadgeWidgetHack.org today. It’s one of those sites that’s necessary now, but won’t be in six months to a year’s time.
Well, it does one thing and one thing only, generating the code necessary to display already-earned Open Badges in your blog sidebar. Or, indeed, pretty much anywhere online.
You can see it in action in my sidebar to the right. I’ve earned (and am in the process of earning) some badges over at P2PU.org so I’ve chosen to display those.
- Login at beta.openbadges.org
- Grab your unique user number
- Enter the number at badgewidgethack.org
- Choose which set of badges to display
- Decide on the ‘dynamic’ or ‘static’ option*
And that’s it. Copy and paste the code into your blog sidebar and you’re done!
*It might be just me, but I had a problem in that if you clicked on the displayed badges it took you to a URL that didn’t exist! I got around this by choosing the ‘static’ option and then changing the beginning of each URL to point to P2PU.org.