Badges represent a way of acknowledging achievements or skill acquisition at a more granular level than a college degree. Credentials, the use of block chain and badges in higher education continues to gain traction as a way to acknowledge achievement and establish qualifications in various professional fields. The resources below provide an overview of the uses of digital badges and credentials in higher education and their implications for how individual accomplishments can be awarded, recognized, and shared.
In support of the higher education IT community, EDUCAUSE has implemented a Microcredentialing (digital badging) program. Those meeting the established criteria have an opportunity to earn and display digital badges in recognition of their engagement with the association.
The Microcredentials and Badges community group provides a discussion space for all aspects of research, design, and implementation of microcredentialing and/or digital badging systems.