The Digital Badges Interest Group's charge is to provide a forum for discussion and the exchange of ideas related to digital badges and micro-credentials, particularly as they relate to libraries (of all types) and information literacy. The interest group’s work may also include: developing new ideas and approaches to using digital badges, sharing information about badging projects, research, and platforms, and providing networking opportunities for members.
Digital Badge: a validated indicator of accomplishment, skill, quality, or interest that can be earned in many learning environments (HASTAC)
Microcredential: a credential that recognizes the acquisition of specific skills that is more granular than traditional degrees and other certifications. A digital badge can be a kind of microcredential. (Educause)
Open Badge: a visual symbol of accomplishment with baked in verifiable data and evidence that can be shared across the web (Openbadges.org)
Open Badges Infrastructure (OBI): technical infrastructure established by Mozilla Foundation in 2012 and currently maintained by IMS Global. This standard ensures interoperability across all open badge systems. (Badge Alliance)