Within the Open Badges ecosystem, badges are issued by organizations or communities like LaunchPath using an open standard. Users can collect badges from multiple sources and display them across the web on job applications and social networking websites like LinkedIn. These badges can lead to job opportunities, support lifelong learning, and unlock new possibilities.
Online badges provide the information employers need to make a smart hire, and are a visual way to showcase industry sector skills, career readiness, and success in internships—accomplishments that grades and classwork can’t communicate.
Watch an overview of online badging from the MacArthur Foundation.