Technology

Digital badges system

A digital badge system is twofold.

  • The administrative component (dashboard) makes it possible to create badges, to grant them, to efficiently manage them and to value them. Technically, a digital badge is a unique web page granted to a learner via a security key. It is thus impossible to duplicate a badge. The visual element of the badge is an image about the name of the badge, and It is associated with description, issuer, issuing criteria, proof, date of granting and validity, keywords and context.
  • The user component presents itself as a light version of a portfolio in which learners collect, manage and classify their digital badges and, above all, display them to communicate and share them (social media, websites, etc.).

Open Badges Standard 

Created in 2011 by the Mozilla Foundation and partners, the Open Badges standard ensures that badges can belong to the learner, ensure validity and security, transfer them to other platforms (interoperability) and ensure their sustainability in the future. Thus, a digital badge that complies with the standard contains the following information (some essential and optional): Recipient, Issuer, Badge Title, Description, Criteria, Evidence Submitted (Traces), Date Issued, Date Validity, Endorser, Standard, Keywords. and more.

See specifications Open Badges 2.0 : https://openbadgespec.org

Since January 2017, the IMS Global Learning Consortium is responsible for maintaining and developing the standard.

Digital badge platforms

BadgeFactor is a digital badges platform, which we develop since 2015, based on BadgeOS with a set of other applications and plugins on the WordPress CMS.

Website : www.badgefactor.com

There are several platforms on the market:

Open platforms and Open source
Corporate platforms
Educational platforms (LMS)