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EDUCAUSE Badging Program

Badges are emerging as a way for individuals to digitally document ongoing community engagement, professional development, and accomplishments, and they recognize incremental learning in highly visible ways. Badges help create a learning path and can benefit a career portfolio. Microcredentialing is quickly emerging as a way for professionals to document ongoing development and accomplishments.

In support of the higher education IT community, EDUCAUSE has implemented a badging program. Those meeting the established criteria have an opportunity to earn and display digital badges in recognition of their engagement with the association. When you earn, display, and share badges, you help draw attention to your community involvement and professional development experiences.

For more information on badges, please see the EDUCAUSE Review article Digital Badges for Professional Development or the 7 Things You Should Read About...™ Badging. Be a part of the discussion by joining the Microcredentials and Badges Constituent Group.

Badges Offered in 2014

EDUCAUSE has issued over 1800 badges in more than 30 different types in 2014 and we're nowhere near done. Another 500 plus will be issued between the annual conference and the end of the year. Badges encompass the following categories of engagement:

  • Community Service
  • Communications
  • Leadership
  • Awards
  • Subject Matter Expert

Event-specific badges will be awarded following successful completion of the event and verification that all defined criteria were met. All other badge types will be awarded prior to the EDUCAUSE Annual Conference, or at the end of the year.

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Event Badges

Find out more about any of the events eligible for digital badges by locating the event in the EDUCAUSE Event Finder.


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