Badges/Micro-credentials – Open Badges

Open Badges is a platform that allows any online course creator to provide digital badges to individuals who complete their online certification courses.

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One could imagine that employers could design their own online courses for professional development or, conversely, help job applicants acquire the basic competencies they need to be successful in that position.

In education, badges are used in learning platforms like Khan Academy. Badges have made their way into Blackboard and some professors are even deciding to use badges as a learning assessment:

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