"We must embrace a more modern and comprehensive credentialing system."
— President Bill Clinton

Working Groups

Working Groups are a way for you or your organization to connect with others working on similar badging initiatives, find the best resources to support your work, and contribute to the overall growth of the ecosystem. Click on the links below to find out more about the current Working Groups.

  • small-educators
  • small-directory
  • small-globalization
  • small-endorsement
  • small-policy
  • small-research
  • small-infrastructure
  • small-digitalliteracy
  • small-openbadgesstandard
  • small-messaging
  • small-cities
  • small-highered
  • small-workforce

Badge Alliance Blog

April 21, 2015

New IMS Global Digital Credentialing Initiative

Today is an exciting day for the open badges community! IMS Global, the leading education technology standards body, announced that they are kicking off a new IMS Digital Credentialing initiative. In case you are unaware, IMS Global is a nonprofit membership organization that advances technology that can affordably scale and improve educational participation and attainment by collaborating on interoperability and adoption initiatives. Check out the IMS Global website for more information. The new IMS Digital Credentialing initiative will be focused on furthering the adoption, integration and transferability of digital credentials, within institutions, schools, and corporations. The initial aim of IMS  More »

December 2, 2014

The Badge Alliance at MozFest

By Jade Forester At this year’s MozFest, the Badge Alliance was represented by three team members—Carla Casilli led a research-focused session and held office hours throughout the festival weekend, and Sunny Lee and I sat down with a group of attendees to dig into this year’s accomplishments and start to look at areas in need of attention in the coming year. We used the Cycle 1 Working Groups as a starting point, focusing on each to identify gaps still to be filled in key areas of both the infrastructure that supports Open Badges and the growing ecosystem that expands adoption  More »

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