Digital badges are clickable images that represent something significant a person has learned or done. More precisely, they provide verified recognition of skills or achievements not represented by traditional credentials. Transcripts and resume line-items only go so far; digital badges share more information, including the criteria for earning the badge and the evidence provided by the earner. LinkedIn is a popular location for displaying badges.
For more information about digital badges, watch the brief video at right.
Notre Dame issues badges primarily to publicly recognize student attainment of often-invisible skills. A wide range of programs and offices use badges for motivation and recognition. Earners most commonly use ePortfolios as a way to display the evidence needed to earn their badges. We refer to the this integrative initiative as E2B2 (ePortfolios with Evidence-Based Badges).
- visit our badge showcase page
- email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to request a consultation
- read about open badges
News about our badging:
- From our blog, 2015-16 Digital Portfolio & Badge Year in Review
- In 2015, our evidence-based badges program (issued through Credly) won a Campus Technology Innovators Award
- Read an interview about using portfolios and badges to recognize co-curricular learning