A digital badge is an online representation of a skill or achievement that has been earned by an individual, or an organisation.
A badge typically includes information about the type of skill or achievement, as well as the organization that issued the badge.
In TRUE’s case, we link the badges to an official document, for example a Certificate, or Credential of some kind. This link makes it much easier to explain the value and reason behind a Badge since the official document-page has much more space to utilize.
We strive to always make every achievement as transparent and easy to understand as possible. TRUE-badges can be automatically generated with a Recipients name on them (no other credentialing system offer this), which is incredibly useful for Memberships, Licenses, Awards and Diplomas.
Here is one example from the Swedish Association of Vocational Colleges (YHF). The Badge is given to Hyper Island college.
TRUE link Badges to official documents so that all information on the digital document is blockchain-secured. The information on the documents can never be altered after it has been issued, and this makes both the Badge and the document (certificate, diploma, credential) verifiable at any time. As such they are naturally more secure, valuable and trusted.
TRUE-badges can be automatically generated using high -resolution images or even .gif’s, for those who wish to create moving Badges which stand out. See this example below from RFSL:
Digital badges are often used in professional capacities to recognize education and demonstrate skills and knowledge to employers, and badges are easily displayed on websites, in resumes, and on social media profiles, usually on LinkedIn.
Read more about the value of showcasing official badges below.