Open Badges in 2014

A look back at the achievements of the badging community in 2014.

Welcome! This interactive timeline tells the story of Open Badges in 2014, from community collaborations and working group triumphs to celebrations of citywide learning and international initiatives.;xNLx;;xNLx;Follow the story of Open Badges in 2014 using this simple timeline!;xNLx;;xNLx;At the bottom of the timeline is a black area, featuring colorful dots and a time scale. The dots each represent an event on the timeline. Click on them to animate the timeline to that point in time.;xNLx;;xNLx;You can also use the translucent bar to move around the timeline. Simply drag it to the left or right. To find out further information about a particular event on the timeline, click the 'more' button to display a popup panel.;xNLx;;xNLx;Join us as we tell the story of what happened in the world of open badges throughout 2014!

YALSA Twitter take-over invites Open Badges to participate

The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) turns over its Twitter to a different partner each day of Teen Tech Week, March 9-15, 2014.

Start of year statistics

Our current numbers for badges, issuers, backpacks and organizations engaging with Open Badges.

Badge Alliance Launch

The Badge Alliance is announced at the Summit to Reconnect Learning.

Badges are part of education's exciting future

EdWeek asked 32 education leaders what they were excited about, and badges made the list.

Mblem badges launched at the University of Michigan

The M-STEM Academy at the University of Michigan launch their digital badging system for student recognition and validation.

Evidencing employability skills with Open Badges

There was focused and lively discussion at "Open Badges: Ways to Evidence Employability," an event held at the University of the West of Scotland.

Open Badge Factory launched

Open Badge Factory launches piloting phase of their cloud platform for badge management.

1m credentials to be issued via Achievery in 2014

As the new year kicks off, Achievery predicts that their platform will be used to issue 1 million credentials to learners around the world.

Design Principles Documentation Project report published

The Badge Design Principles Documentation Project team at Indiana University publishes their research findings.

Credly announces latest release of Open Credit plus developers' portal

Credly releases the latest version of Open Credit, the world’s leading API for digital badges, as well as a new developers’ resource portal.

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