I’ve been working on youth-based badging systems for the last couple of years and while it’s been a lot of fun, the implementation process has been confusing and difficult at times. Some of the tools I’ve used include Badgestack, Credly, BadgeOS, and a custom-made platform (compliments of Parsons). They’ve all met certain needs, but one required lots of customization and maintenance or the other wasn’t flexible enough, etc.
A little bird (Open Badges Creative Lead) told me last week that Mozilla is finally rolling out its own badge creation and issuing platform, and it put a big smile on my face. It’s going to be awesome for all the youth organizations who’ve been clamoring for a well-designed plug and play system…it’s been a long time coming.
It’s called Badgekit…cute, though I did hear Badge Bento Box thrown around (LOVE IT).
I haven’t read the full details yet, but it appears that Mozilla has created the kit to guide the badge creation and issuing process as well. They’ve come up with crafty “recipes” to break down each part of the process.
The lovely Jess Klein wrote a great blogpost last week with more information here.
Get your badgemaking on! No excuses now : )