OpenBadges are not just visual symbols of accomplishment. They contain detailed descriptions of learner achievements and lead to evidence of an individual's activites that earned the badge.
We are pleased to partner with the open source Badgr software team, supported by Concentric Sky, and the lead developer and software architect for it Nate Otto. Badgr is OBI compliant and allows us to recognize learning achievements and their context.
We are also working closely with IMSGLOBAL both in their Compentency-based Education initiative and with their Open Badge Education extensions work.
Badges provide a useful metadata framework for recognizing learning, its context, and linking to the evidence by which assessed accomplishments where awarded.
OpenBadges have at least three main types of core badge objects:
A full description of the metadata can be found at the OpenBadges website.