What a post-Persona landscape means for Open Badges

Doug Belshaw, Open Educational Thinkering, Jan 22, 2016
Commentary by Stephen Downes

Mozilla is shuttering its 'Persona' project, which has an impact on the Open Badges project. Users needed a secure login to access the badge Backpack, which is what Persona provided. But as Doug Belshaw reports, these products will still work (they're open source, after all) and as well there are other places to store badges, including the Open Badge Passport and Open Badge Academy and a new platform launching through LRNG. And, he writes, "as Nate Otto wrote in his post Open Badges in 2016: A Look Ahead, the project is growing up." Simple solutions (like associating badges with email addresses) worked for now. But we need to think of more robust solutions.

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