The Endorsement Working Group is developing the conceptual and practical framework for the endorsement of open badges. Endorsement is a game changer for how badges are used, understood, and trusted, because it allows third-party organizations to publicly indicate which badges are aligned with their values—those that are the most meaningful and useful to them. It adds a new metadata component to the open badges standard and defines the structure for rich, well-defined endorsement information and criteria such as alignment with standards, uses for the badge in the context of the endorsing organization, description of evidence of learning and assessment techniques the organization values, etc. This group advances the short and long-term evolution of open badge endorsement.
- Badge Endorsement: Getting Started (framework paper)
- Endorsement Personas work
- Endorsement Technical standard (in conjunction with Standard Working Group)