Last night, I participated in Mozilla’s beta for Open Badges. In a short time, I earned two badges and started a Backpack.
Open Badges is a way for organizations and individuals to offer badge programs online. It is a vehicle for providing proof of supplemental education. You follow the steps and earn badges in what you are interested in learning.
The first badge in the beta was Badge 101 learning about the program. When completed, you’re asked to put your badge in Backpack. Backpack is where your digital badges are stored. Then, I was offered a second badge, Web Navigator.
If you’re interested in checking it out, go to openbadges.org.