“Badges give employers a new way to assess critical but hard-to-measure skills.”
— Connie Yowell, Director of Education, MacArthur Foundation

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

Upcoming Events

Feb
9
Educause Learning Initiative (ELI) Annual Meeting Feb. 9-11

Designing our Thinking: Crafting New Directions for Digital Engagement is the theme of the ELI Annual Meeting 2015 in Anaheim, California, and online. ELI will feature... More »

Badge Alliance Blog

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 »

November 21, 2014

Badge Alliance Badges are here!

The Badge Alliance is pleased to announce the first set of open badges designed to recognize the diligent work and meaningful contributions that Working Group members have made to the global open badges movement throughout Cycle 1. We're excited to say that all of the email notifications for these badges have been sent and that these badges are beginning to be claimed by their earners. If, after reading the badge descriptions and criteria below, you believe that you are eligible for one or more of these badges and you haven't heard from us, email badges@badgealliance.org to let us know which  More »

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