At my main blog I’ve been talking quite a lot about the potential for badges to credentialise informal learning. Quite apart from the MacArthur Foundation, Mozilla, HASTAC, US Department of Education and NASA-backed DML Competition, there’s an Open Badges infrastructure that people are beginning to use right now. Up until now I don’t think that, collectively, we’ve done a good enough job so far at surfacing examples of people using badges imaginatively and creatively. That’s why I asked Ruth Schmidt, who’s been working with the Digital Youth Network in Chicago, to share some documents thy she showed in a session at the Mozilla Festival last weekend. As you can see, one of the documents shows broadly four different types of badges. The other shows a retrospective analysis of the social network DYN has been using with students, and how badges would fit into their existing structure. I think it’s a great, well thought-through example of doing something with badges that is difficult or problematic with existing assessment and grading regimes.