Open Badges 2.0 (OBv2)
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Open Badges are information-rich visual records of verifiable achievements earned by recipients. The Open Badges standard describes a method for packaging information about accomplishments, embedding it into portable image files as digital badges, and establishing resources for its validation and verification. In other words, Open Badges contain detailed metadata about achievements such as who earned it, who issued it, the criteria required, and in many cases even the evidence and demonstrations of the relevant skills. The data is all inside!
Open Badges 2.0 provides powerful new features such as endorsements, internationalization and multi-lingual capabilities, versioning, improvements for accessibility, and full adoption of JSON-LD. Open Badges 2.0 is in Final status.
Open Badges 2.1 adds a REST-based API to Open Badges 2.0. OB 2.1, often referred to as the Badge Connect™ API, fully inherits the existing OB 2.0 data model. Open Badges 2.1 is moving towards Candidate Final status and will be available for member adoption soon.
IMS Global is responsible for managing and advancing the Open Badges specification—a vital component of the digital credentials ecosystem. Open Badges 2.x is designed for compatibility and interoperability with the other IMS standards related to digital credentials: Comprehensive Learner Record and Competencies and Academic Standards Exchange (CASE)®.
Public Documents and Resources
- Open Badges 2.0
Member Resources (login required)
- OB 2.0 Certification Suite
- Open Badges Project Group
- Open Badges 2.1 (Badge Connect API) Candidate Final
Conformance and Certification Guide (in process)