Recognising skills together
Open Badge Factory is an innovative, user-friendly, and cost-efficient online platform that large and small organisations around the world use to create, issue and manage their Open Badges.
For small needs!
Implement your strategy!
To the next level!
What are Open Badges?
Open Badges are standard, verifiable, portable, and shareable digital micro-credentials with embedded information about the skills and achievements of their recipients. They have been developed to make visible and recognise what we learn and achieve through work, school, hobbies, volunteering, and various other activities in our lives. They can be used to validate competencies and achievements, to motivate employees, volunteers, and students, to set up learning pathways, and to monitor individual or organisational development goals.
Why Open Badge Factory?
Open Badge Factory provides versatile tools for creating and implementing an efficient and sustainable Open Badge strategy. Recognise and reward your learners with high-quality open badges that bring them significant career value. Open Badge Factory is suitable for all kinds of organisations, such as schools, vocational organisations, associations, and companies. Work alone or work with others; with Open Badge Factory’s unique collaborative features, you can build meaningful networks and badge ecosystems.
Join the Open Badge
Join our free OBF Academy webinars to learn the latest updates and new features, to explore interesting user stories and to pick up tips and ideas to improve your own Open Badges strategy.
Open Badge Passport
Open Badge Passport is Open Badge Factory’s companion service. It is a free, easy to use online platform where badge earners can receive and store their badges safely, share them as they like, and apply for new badges advertised by hundreds of organisations. White labelled versions of the Open Badge Passport can also be installed for customer-specific user groups or communities.
Open Badge Passport is also available as a mobile application.
OBF Academy Webinars
We offer everyone interested in Open Badges, a beginner or a professional, the possibility to join our free OBF Academy webinars!
Open badges: let’s get active!
The weird world of open badge use in education offers an opportunity for learners to be the prime agents in their learning. However, for many this is unfamiliar territory and despite collecting and even sharing their badges online they do not realise the full potential of their artefacts. In this webinar Teresa MacKinnon will share how we can better support and enhance the learner’s continued journey through the affordances of Open Badge Passport and the new Spaces functionality.
Competitive Skills – A National Open Badge constellation of problem-solving in technology-rich environments in Finland
Merja Sjöblom, Accelerator of Digital Skills from TIEKE presents a project where a nationwide open badge constellation was developed for securing IT-related problem-solving skills in non-formal education.
Edupass – A national approach to open badges in Luxembourg
Claire Flammang and Pierre Weissgerber present the Edupass platform: a national solution open to all Luxembourg secondary schools, offering students the possibility of receiving and organizing their open badges in a secure environment.
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