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Open Badges

About Open Badges

Add skills and achievements to your online identity

Learning today happens everywhere, not just in the classroom. But it's often difficult to get formal recognition for it. Badges solve this problem by providing public recognition for learning regardless of where or how it happens, showcasing new skills and achievements across the web to open doors and unlock career and educational opportunities.

That's why Mozilla is building an open badges platform, called the Open Badge Infrastructure, that will make it easy for anyone to issue, collect and display badges. Using Mozilla's Open Badge Infrastructure, any organization, course or community can issue badges backed by their own standards, assessments and seal of approval. Learners can then collect badges from multiple sources and display them across the web on their resume, personal web site, social networking profiles, employment sites, or just about anywhere.

By displaying skills, achievements and qualities that traditional degrees and transcripts often ignore — including 21st century skills like collaboration and teamwork — badges can tell a more complete story that leads to jobs, community recognition and new learning opportunities.

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