What Are Digital Badges?

Digital badges are a way to recognize skills and achievements and to engage and empower learners.

Learners earn these credentials by providing evidence of their knowledge, skills, or accomplishments and demonstrating proficiency or mastery of the competency represented by the digital badge.

A badge is a validated display of accomplishment, skill, quality, action, milestone, behavior, role, or interest that can be earned in any environment. Badges can represent traditional academic achievement or the development of skills or knowledge outside traditional education.