Digital Badging Brief

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As portable, verifiable indicators of experience, knowledge, and skills that recipients share in academic learning and community spaces, portfolios, employment websites, talent management platforms, and social media, digital badges provide more information than a traditional transcript or resume. The corporate sector adopted digital badging early because it appealed to talent managers seeking to match individuals with upskilling and employment opportunities. In contrast, higher education has been slower to adopt systematic approaches to badging. This research covers institutional approaches to digital badging, things to consider when exploring platforms, representative vendors, and more.


  • Vendor in Focus: Anthology, Badge List, Concentric Sky, Credly, EdInvent, Hyland
  • Software Category in Focus: Credentialing and Badging
  • Author: Laura Gogia, Research Director, Learning Technologies and Student Success, Tambellini Group
  • Research Availability: May 2021

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