What is a Badge? badge [baj]: a special or distinctive mark, token, or device worn as a sign of allegiance, membership, authority, achievement, etc. (Source: Dictionary.com) A badge is a symbol or indicator of an accomplishment, skill, quality or interest. From the Boy and Girl Scouts, to PADI diving instruction, to the more recently popular geo-location game, Foursquare, badges have been successfully used to set goals, motivate behaviors, represent achievements and communicate success in many contexts. A “digital badge” is an online record of achievements, tracking the recipient’s communities of interaction that issued the badge and the work completed to get it. Digital Badges vs Open Badges A digital badge is an online representation of a skill you’ve earned. Open Badges are: Free and open: Mozilla Open Badges is not proprietary. Open Badges make it easy to: What is Mozilla's Open Badges project? Learning today happens everywhere, not just in the classroom. Mozilla BadgeKit BadgeKit: Ready?
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