You learn new skills all the time, but often you don't have any way to represent them. What's missing is something that recognizes what you know and do and that others can easily review and trust.
Badges (also called micro-credentials) are bite-sized, portable, digital representations of a skill or set of skills that somebody has acquired.
Open Badges are a new open standard for recognizing and verifying learning.
“But I can say I know how to do something on my resume or in LinkedIn. How is this better?”
Evidence! (And Other Information)
Badges aren't just pretty pictures. They can be connected to evidence that shows your ability to perform that skill, as well as who issued the badge, what the criteria were, and what goals and standards are linked to the badge. And all of it is digitally signed to verify its authenticity.
Badges Can Be Diverse
No longer limited to common official credentials, badges can build upon each other in a portfolio to tell the full story of your skills and learning.
Take Them Anywhere
MyMantl uses Open Badges, which means you can import other open badges earned elsewhere and display them in your portfolio. And you can even take your badges out of MyMantl, while still maintaining all that useful information stored inside.