Become an issuer
Subscribe to DigitalBadgeED as a school or sponsor so that you can create badges and manage assertions (award badges) to kids. There’s lots of flexibility to allow kids to self enrol and to auto-award badges depending on your criteria, keeping admin to a minimum - it’s up to you.
An issuer is a school, organisation or club that issues (open) badges to it’s user community.
DigitalBadgeED allows your organisation to create your programmes and activities as digital badges. This means that in addition to physical tokens such as certificates or medals, kids can create a digital record of their participation or achievement through their Kete.nz portfolio.
Learning and personal development happens everywhere, not just at school. You can create badges for almost anything - using them to underpin your existing programmes or dream up something brand new!
A badge is a digital representation of a skill, learning achievement or experience. Each badge is associated with an image and some metadata. The metadata provides information about what the badge represents and the evidence used to support it.
If you’re a school, extra-curricular badges are an easy way to get started – we even have images you can use. You could create badges for Principal’s Awards and certificates, special projects, and school values. And of course, make learning visible by creating badges to represent core curriculum areas such as maths, reading and writing.
An awarded badge is a digital image that kids own and that they can access and share online through Kete.nz. Over time we believe badges can become a real currency for kids: they're collectible, they're meaningful, and we can use them to unlock a whole lot of fun! Best of all, we’ll be helping our kids to experience new things and find a healthy balance between online and real world fun.
An awarded badge is also known as an assertion. It draws together metadata which identifies the issuing school or organisation, what the badge represents, and information about who earned the badge and when it was earned.
Kids can view the badges they have earned through Kete.nz and can generate a sharing link if they want to share their badge to their blog or a classroom portfolio app.
be Launch ready!
Talk to us now about becoming an issuer ahead of our launch in late 2019. We can suggest how you might translate your existing programmes to a digital badge with minimal effort and be ahead of the curve.