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The Mozilla Open Badges Let You Tout Your Non-traditional Qualifications

 - Jan 24, 2013
References: openbadges.org & springwise
Mozilla is making it easier to diversify your resume with Open Badges. Open Badges is a new way to display qualifications gained outside of traditional settings. The system works using issuers and earners. Issuers can be anything from after-school programs to online training courses. Earners are the people who successfully complete an issuer's course.

Earners can show off their badges through their Mozilla Backpack. The legitimacy of said badges is ensured by Mozilla's security settings. Badges can only be acquired if an issuer issues them and the earner agrees to take them. Additionally, the badges are created using secure metadata, which ensures that images of badges can't merely be copy and pasted into someone's backpack. It may only be a matter of time before people start including their Open Badges in their resume.