- The IMS Global organization has a tool to compare up to three Open Badge platforms:https://www.imsglobal.org/cc/statuschart/openbadges
- Badge Alliance also has a list of Open Badge platforms: http://www.badgealliance.org/badge-issuing-platforms/
- College of the Canyons did its own badge platform review last year, which was documented by SynEd:https://syned.org/2018/10/05/summary-of-digital-badge-provider-comparison-at-college-of-the-canyons/
- The Colorado Community College System put together a comprehensive white paper about its use of badges: https://www.cccs.edu/wp-content/uploads/documents/CCCS-Digital-Badging-Taskforce-Whitepaper-11.12.14.pdf
We are exploring the very same topic. We have been using Credly for the past year or so to give badges to faculty who complete courses in a 3 course series we developed for effective online teaching.
That said, we are a Canvas school and, as we explore our own pilot program, are looking at Badgr’s badging solution (which is free to use, at least for Canvas, maybe all though?) as well as their Pathway’s solution for stacking badges and providing a view of that badge path for participants.
It’s is all very early stage but those are the two platforms and vendors we have focused our time currently.
Instructional Systems Consultant
mostly working with undergrads.
the emphasis (strong side) is the streamlining of the different offices and activities on campus
levels of proficiency is very much geared toward undergrads
aspects of gamification, but no peer support credit/badge
U of Pittsburgh – OCC outside the class curriculum
Monclair U (NJ second largest):
U of Wyoming: after level 3, career coach does storytelling appointment.
pilot is $5K and institutional can vary between $10-15K
more on Credly in this IMS blog