Digital Badging

Digital Badging

Showcasing skills and accomplishments through technology.

The Foundation is excited to be at the forefront of expanding education and workforce opportunities through digital badges. Online badges provide the information employers need to make a smart hire, and are a visual way to showcase industry sector skills, career readiness, and success in internships, as a supplement to traditional data points like academic grades. 

Collecting and displaying badges

Badges are issued by organizations or communities like LaunchPath using an open standard, which means that users can collect badges from multiple sources and display them across the web on job applications and social networking websites like LinkedIn. These badges can lead to job opportunities, support lifelong learning, and unlock new possibilities. This is especially helpful for students who acquire knowledge, competencies, and skills through activities outside of a typical classroom setting.

Real-world applications

Digital badges are used in a variety of settings, including K-12, higher education, and the workforce. They offer audiences a visual way to recognize knowledge and abilities. For instance, college admissions officers and employers can utilize digital badges to evaluate whether potential students have critical knowledge and skills.

21st Century Skills Badges

The 21st Century Skills Digital Badging project has developed 10 21st Century Skills Badges on top skills identified by the New World of Work (NWoW) initiative. Learn more >

LaunchPath Badges

Students utilizing LaunchPath, the Foundation’s online matching and badging platform for internships, earn badges that showcase where they attend school and success in internship experiences. LaunchPath is built on the Badgr Open Badge ecosystem, allowing users to display their collection of badges across multiple sites.

School badges

School badges instantly identify which high school or college a student attends, allowing employers to instantly recognize a student's educational background.

Achievement badges

Achievement badges are awarded once students complete an internship, employers successfully host an intern, or after a user completes their profile.

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Technology Contacts

Bryan Miller
Vice President of Communications and Technology
T: 916.498.6703

Emily Robinson
Technology and Special Projects Director
T: 916.498.6724

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