As the field of education transforms and embodies open-walled learning for all learners, an important question arises: How will learners track their learning progression when the learning is happening in so many spaces?
Open Badges, a tool created by Mozilla, helps learners of all ages “share their skills and interests with the world” through a sophisticated form of digital badging. By creating a platform to verify offline and online accomplishments with credible organizations, Open Badges literally “opens” up the possibility to expand our spheres of learning to a variety of spaces. Learners’ pathways can then be tracked to form a learning profile or “backpack.” By combining the relevancy of technological innovation with the recognized importance of learning in multiple spaces, this digital badging platform brings a new excitement for 21st-century learners. Come discover if digital badging would fit the unique mold of your learning environment.