Hundreds of organizations around the world are using Badge List every day to track and
recognize learning achievements. The Badge List platform can be used in a multitude of
different scenarios. Here are some of the most common.
Tracking Professional Development
Professional development organizations create badges to track specific course work
and represent professional credentials. Digital badges are easier to share and
track than traditional paper certifications. Each badge is backed by a portfolio
of evidence that makes it easier for employers to verify.
Guiding and Recognizing K12 Student Achievement
Teachers create badges linked to specific class work and related to skills and
competencies. Earning badges is fun for students and provides valuable insight for
parents. Class-level badges can be linked to school-level badges to establish
learning pathways between grades.
Leading University and College Students to Success
Professors create badges that are linked to course and project work. Administrators
create badges representing department and employer-focused achievements. Badges
can be linked together into learning pathways, providing a clear roadmap to success.
Optimizing the Hiring Process
Groups of companies create professional badge networks focused on professional skill
areas. Students and professionals earn badges by creating portfolios of relevant work.
Badges provide detailed insight to employers and unlock professional opportunities
for job seekers.
Engaging Conference Attendees
Presenters and conference organizers create badges to recognize skills and
achievements at the conference. Digital badges give the attendees a way to share
their achievements in online profiles like LinkedIn and to get credit with their
employers. Conference organizers gain useful metrics and a new channel for
continuing engagement between conferences.
We joined Badge List in 2014 after researching and interviewing every other badge
platform we could locate. We chose Badge List because they were willing to partner
in development with us and tailor a system to meet our needs and the needs of
our professional development community.
We like that Badge List is finding ways to unite ePortfolios and digital badging.
These two assessment practices complement each other well to support thriving
communities of practice for learners. The portfolio framework for curating the
evidence to earn a badge matched our vision for what Competency X should provide
The team at Badge List are wonderfully helpful. Their platform interface is
intuitive and we are particularly appreciative of their support for maintaining
and managing many different forms of submitted evidence. The ease by which
members of the community may display their earned badges on blogs and social
media via the Badge List platform is also worthy of note.
My favorite thing about Badge List is their commitment to bringing digital badges to
the K-12 community. They are willing to learn alongside their customers and have
made some amazing revisions that make the platform super attractive to both
classroom and professional learners.