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Open Badges

Digital badges:

Tend to communicate:

Three big problems:

  1. Difficult to verify
  2. Easy to copy
  3. Exist in silos

A better way:

An Open Badge = digital badge + metadata

Kyle Bowen

Here's how it works:

A badge backpack:

Embed badges anywhere:

Big names involved:

3 ways to issue Open Badges:


(or metadata infused micro-credentials aligned with the OBI specification if you like)