Why did we create Mozilla BadgeKit?

The way we recognize learning is desperately outdated, as is the idea that awarding credentials should be limited to educational institutions. Open Badges gives us a way to recognize the learning that happens both inside and outside of the classroom, reflecting the way that we learn and gain skills in today's digital world.

While open badges technology has been gaining momentum - with more than 2000 organizations issuing badges that align with the Open Badges standard - there are still ways we can make it easier for organizations to join the ecosystem, with free, flexible, open badging tools that support the needs of issuers, learners and consumers.

That's why Mozilla created BadgeKit, the new set of open, foundational tools to make the badging process easy.

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