Digital Badges Program
Earn the recognition you deserve
A digital badge indicates an accomplishment, skill or quality that can be earned in many learning environments. Digital badges are nowadays being used for identifying and validating a rich array of people’s skills, knowledge, accomplishments, and competencies. Digital badges inspire new pathways to learning and connect learners to opportunities, resources, and one another. Surveys have shown that digital badges:
- Promote a continuous learning mentality,
- Increase completion rates of learning programs,
- Increase engagement within the community
Agile Actors #learning have partnered with Credly and bring the power of the Acclaim platform to all members of its learning community; both learners and instructors. The digital badges issued will act as a recognition of skills, achievements and contribution that each member of the community demonstrates.
How the program works
Participants of our courses will receive digital badges based on specific criteria. Often these criteria might include not only participation to a particular Agile Actors #learning program but also passing successfully an associated accreditation exam
Agile Actors #learning instructors will receive digital badges to recognise their vital contribution to the community and their expertise in the area they teach.
Learn, earn and share your digital badges today!
Digital Badging FAQ
A digital badge is an online representation of an outcome or achievement. Digital badges refer specifically to badges that adhere to the Open Badge Specification led by the IMS Global for recognizing and validating learning. Moreover, they are secure, web-enabled versions of a credential, certification or learning outcome which can be verified in real-time, online. Your personal badge URL can be posted to or shared on various social media platforms such as LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, etc
We have partnered with Credly to translate the learning outcomes you’ve demonstrated into a badge, issued and managed through the company’s Acclaim Platform. The technology Credly uses on its Acclaim Platform is based on the Open Badge Standards maintained by IMS Global. This enables you to manage, share and verify your competencies digitally.
Representing your skills as a badge gives you a way to share your abilities online in a way that is simple, trusted and can be easily verified in real time. Badges provide employers and peers concrete evidence of what you had to do to earn your credential and what you’re now capable of. Credly’s Acclaim Platform also offers labor market insights, based on your skills. You can search and apply for job opportunities right through the Acclaim Platform.
Credly is the end-to-end solution for issuing and managing digital credentials. Credly works with credible organizations to provide digital credentials to individuals, worldwide.
You will receive an email notification from the Acclaim Platform (email@example.com) with instructions for claiming your badge and setting up your account.
No. This is a service Agile Actors #learning provide to you, at no cost.
Earning, Accepting and Claiming Badges
You will be qualified to receive a badge once you complete all the criteria associated with this particular badge. In most cases, such criteria include attending a course at Agile Actors #learning and, possibly, passing a certification exam associated with this course.
Most badges will be issued almost immediately after the completion of the badge activities associated with it, for example the completion of a course, a series of courses or a certification exam. In could be cases where it can take 2-3 weeks before they are issued due to administration and validation steps with third parties, such as accreditation bodies. Once issued, you will receive a notification email from firstname.lastname@example.org with instructions for claiming the badge.
You will receive an email sent by Acclaim (email@example.com) to the email address you registered with Agile Actors #learning. Upon clicking the ‘Accept’ link in this emali, you will be taken to the Acclaim web site. There you will log in or create an account in a matter of minutes that will allow you to claim the badge Agile Actors #learning has issued to you. Once you have accepted the badge, you will have the ability to easily share with social sites and send emails announcing your achievement.
Sharing your digital badges
You can share the badges earned by Agile Actors #learning directly from the Acclaim Platform to LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook; over email; embedded in a website or in your email signature. The visual representation of your badge will also provide information to your contacts about the skills and credentials that you have achieved. Every credential and profile on the Acclaim Platform has a unique URL that can be embedded on a resume or website.
You can easily configure your privacy settings in the Acclaim Platform not to. You’re in complete control of the information about yourself that is made public.
While badges are simply digital image files, they are uniquely linked to data hosted on Credly’s Acclaim Platform. This link to verified data makes them more reliable and secure than a paper-based certificate. It also eliminates the possibility of anyone claiming your credential and your associated identity.
Labor market insights are pulled from live job requisitions. Based on your skills you acquired through Agile Actors #learning programmes you can learn which employers are hiring, what job titles you might be qualified for, salary ranges and more. Search active job listings and even apply for them with just a few clicks through the Acclaim Platform. Access the labor market insights from your badge details page by clicking on Related Jobs, or by clicking on the skill tags assigned to your badge.
Yes, you can download your badge from the Share Badge page. Your downloaded badge contains Open Badge Infrastructure (OBI) compliant metadata embedded into the image. This allows you to store your badge on other OBI-compliant badge sites, such as the Mozilla backpack.
Once you reject a badge it is permanently deleted from your Acclaim profile. You can contact firstname.lastname@example.org to explore whether it can be reissued. Therefore, we strongly advise you do NOT reject a badge. Simply let it reside as part of your Acclaim profile but do not issue or share it. If you think that a badge was issued to you by mistake, please contact email@example.com immediately.
You can find answers to frequently asked questions here: support.youracclaim.com