For anyone managing e-learning programmes learner engagement is surely a key measure of success. You may have hundreds of people in different departments or teams but all of them are likely to appreciate recognition for their efforts.
That’s where Open Badges come in.
Open Badges enable your learners to get verifiable proof for the knowledge, skills and achievements they have developed through your e-learning programme.
They are a flexible and portable way for e-learners to get additional recognition to supplement traditional qualifications or professional accreditations.
There are two categories of Open Badges: site badges which are available to users across the site and awarded for activities like finishing a set of courses and course badges which are available to users enrolled in specific courses.
Both types of badge can include in-built information, a type of digital evidence which includes who issued the badge, the criteria it was issued against, when it was issued, a verifiable reference to the participant and a number of other optional properties.
Your learners can display badges issued by your organisation as well as ones issued elsewhere giving them a portable record of learning achievement.
Open Badges standards are developed and maintained by IMS Global Learning Consortium. In 2020 IMS have verified Moodle versions 3.8 and 3.9 Open Badges v2.0 issuers. This means that badges can be seamlessly read and imported into ‘badge backpacks’ which allow your organisation's badges to be organised and publicly displayed as digital credentials in a central location.
You can find more information about how to manage badges including an FAQ page on the Moodle website.
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