We can ‘earn’ our digital badges in multiple activities.
Badges can acknowledge the attendance to a specific course, the passing of a test, the belonging to a specific group or the possession of specific skills and abilities.
Open Badges can, therefore, make a micro-credentials system in which these credentials describe and highlight our CV and our expertise while, at the same time, describing our person. Essentially, digital badges can give others an overall feel of our personal characteristics. They do it in a much more detailed way than the conventional grades we could have earned in our businesses.
Open Badges form a better and more in depth representation of a person’s learning and experience..