Here you can learn about Open Badges and be awarded a badge for learning about badges! If you're here, it may well be your first ever Open Badge, but if not it's still a chance to earn a new one.
Read about Open Badges below, answer the few simple questions and you will be awarded your badge.
Open Badges are an initiative by the Mozilla Foundation, allowing anyone to earn badges for learning done anywhere. Like digital versions of Cub Scout badges, they allow all sorts of skills and achievements to be verified, stored and shared that might not normally be recognised.
A digital badge is an online representation of a skill you've earned. Open Badges take that concept one step further, and allows you to verify your skills, interests and achievements through credible organizations. And because the system is based on an open standard, you can combine multiple badges from different issuers to tell the complete story of your achievements - both online and off. Display your badges wherever you want them on the web, and share them for employment, education or lifelong learning.Mozilla Foundation, from their Open Badges site
Anyone can award an Open Badge using free software and the Open Badge Infrastructure (OBI), developed by the Mozilla Foundation. You can find out more about issuing badges on the Open Badges site.
Once a badge is earned, it is stored in your Mozilla Backpack, which is a free, online area where you can save your badges. When you earn your first badge below, you will be asked to sign up for, or login to, your Mozilla Backpack.
An open badge is just an image file (.png) with associated information about the badge. The badge will include:
Now you've read a bit about open badges, answer the questions below to earn your first badge: