There is some confusion in the marketplace as to what exactly is a digital badge, as there is a wide array of credentials and industries adopting the term ‘digital credential’. For International Culinary Studio, simply put, our digital credential is prestigious and only awarded to students that successfully complete and pass a programme of study or examination with our globally recognised online culinary school.
The anatomy of our Digital Badges:
Together with the image and other relevant information, badges have meta-data to communicate details of the badge so a third party (ie current or future employer) is able to quickly and easily see what the badge represents and verify that it is legitimate. The information on the badge that can be gained will be:
• Who received the badge,
• Who issued the badge,
• What was the criteria for issuing the badge?
• An expiry date (if applicable).
This information is displayed in a visual format and stored within the digital badge’s meta-data so it can be verified at any time.
We are very proud of our digital badge which serves a wide variety of purposes. We introduced our digital badging so that any student on successful completion of their programme of study, can display their badge with pride. The badge recognises the quality of the accredited qualification achieved and indicates trust as well as our badge showing the various levels of mastery obtained over time. The badges obtained can be shared in various formats, i.e. social media, personal websites, email signatures, professional profiles (ie Linkedin) and resumes.