Digital badges are an innovative way to showcase career knowledge, skills and abilities obtained through professional development.
Why are badges important and how can I use them? According to the MacArthur Foundation, badges “make visible and validate learning in both formal and informal settings, and hold the potential to help transform where and how learning is valued”.
Digital badges provide evidence of learning and insights into what you, the badge earner, did in order to achieve the badge. These badges act as credentials that can be shared through digital portfolios and social and professional networks such as Facebook and LinkedIn.