Maybe We DO Need Some Badges
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The IBM Champion program is pleased to announce a new benefit for IBM Champions: the IBM Champion open badge.
The IBM Champion badges are another way to display to the world your accomplishment—a way that is verifiable and based on an open technical standard. Once you accept your IBM Champion badge, you can display your accomplishment on social and networking sites. When customers, partners, or prospects see your badge, they can click to see skill tags as well as a description of what the badge means and how you earned it.
IBM Champions programs are currently issuing these badges to IBM Champions to celebrate and share your accomplishments.
What is an IBM open badge?
An Open Badge is a digital emblem that symbolizes skills and achievements. The IBM Open Badge program is leading the industry in issuing these credentials for resume-worthy activities.
IBM’s open badges are issued through Acclaim, based on the Mozi
What are the benefits of open badges?
Badges have benefits to the badge earner (you and your company), the consumer (companies looking to work with you) as well as for the badge issuer (in this case, IBM and the IBM Champion program).
You can look at the badge as a way to not only broadcast achievements but also to increase your personal brand using your skills and achievements. A recent LinkedIn study showed profiles with certifications and badges receive six times the number of profile views.
IBM open badges provide you with these benefits:
How will the process work?
In the next weeks, you will get an email with instructions on how to accept your IBM Champion badge(s). After you accept your badge, you’ll be able to see related skills and badges and the job market for those skills. You’ll also get instructions on how to share your badge on your social networks, websites, and email signatures.