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Digital badges are beginning to flourish and have the potential to reinvent how we view credentials.

As Kevin Carey of the New York Times reports, Gamification is spreading beyond the digital world to “bricks-and-mortar” businesses and post-secondary institutions including Purdue, Carnegie Mellon, the University of California, the Smithsonian, Intel and Disney-Pixar. Carey reports, “digital badges are actually portals that lead to large amounts of information about what their bearers know and can do”. The impact of digital badges is raising important questions for employers on how they should be adopted and recognized. Check out the full article “Show Me Your Badge” HERE.

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