Badge the World is an initiative that began at MozFest 2013, which seeks to document
the many innovative Open Badge projects that are underway throughout the world.
We are also interested in creating a community and fostering discussion amongst those
involved in Open Badge projects, no matter how large or small or what the project aims are.
At MozFest 2013, we invited Mozillians from around the world to use pins and string to
attach their Open Badge visions, plans and schemes to a paper map of the world.
Throughout the weekend we watched the ideas evolve, some small and beautifully formed
like a Remix the Web badge for the iDEA award where the earner uses the Firefox plug in
X-ray Goggles to re-envision a familiar web page. Others are large and ambitious like
Badge Europe. To date, we have received over a hundred responses from our paper map as
well as the website.
Our paper map was transformed into the Badge the World website in the 48 hours that made
up the MozFest weekend of 2013 and in the years since, the momentum has continued to grow
with people across the world sharing their badge work via the map.
In 2014 The European Union supported Badge the world through the Erasmus + funded Open
Badge Network initiative which aims to build an Open Badge Network across Europe.
Badge the World provides an inventory of European Open Badge projects and helps
like-minded organisations to connect and collaborate.
We want the Badge the World website to function as a place where those working with
Open Badges can learn about the work of others, discuss relevant issues with
like-minded colleagues and find new collaborators to work with. We hope you’ll join
us in taking the Open Badges movement forward and ensuring that it is a global movement.
Share your experiences, tell us about your ambitions and join the Open Badges community here.
Badge the World has been made possible by Nominet Trust, who support the Badge the UK project,
Mozilla (especially the Open Badges team), Badge Alliance and The European Union through the
Erasmus + Programme, funding The Open Badge Network in Europe.