Join the exclusive community of like-minded badge issuers that share NOCTI’s commitment to promoting excellence through support of education and training-related accomplishments!
NOCTI's badge community is growing. Badges help create a common language between employers, students, job seekers, and educators. Making the connection is easy: Recognizing accomplishments through badges provides a way to transparently display competence, making badges a clear choice for skill validation. As the badge world expands you can take your programs and initiatives to another level by adding digital badges!
What is a Badge?
Digital badges promote a three-dimensional picture of an individual, allowing viewers to see beyond a report card or traditional certificate. Capitalizing on technology, badges offer a means to "display" and validate individual achievements, as well as verify competence through projects, programs, courses, assessments, and other activities.
From being used as a tool to impact retention and motivation, recognizing achievements outside of the classroom, and allowing employers to find candidates with specific skills, badges have the potential to positively impact learners, employers, and the workforce.
NOCTI's digital badge system provides organizations the ability to issue badges on-demand for a variety of initiatives and programs or for assessments delivered through NOCTI's online testing system. On-demand badge tools allow issuers to create and award digital badges and track usage 24/7. It's as simple as creating a badge with an eye-catching image, outlining the requirements for earning the badge, and describing the program or initiative to which the badge is linked. The opportunities for utilizing NOCTI's badge system are endless!
Earned a Badge - Now What?
The NOCTI SkillBadge Locker™ is a private, password-protected site for badge earners to store and manage their badges, import badges earned outside of NOCTI's system, and create collections based on badge similarities. The locker also allows for sharing of badges through social media outlets and exporting of badges to other systems or
Individuals earning badges receive email notification of the award and instructions for accessing the locker. Badge earners control who can see their badges. Once a badge is shared, the metadata linked to the badge can be accessed by the viewer. Metadata includes things such as name of the badge, background information on the badge issuer, criteria for earning the badge, and links to external standards to which the credential is aligned.