Open Badges Will Become More Relevant With the New "IMS Digital Credentialing" Initiative

IMS Global, the leading education technology standard nonprofit organization, announced the IMS Digital Credentialing initiative to establish digital badges as common currency for K-20 schools and corporate education.

IMS Digital Credentialing will investigate and expand the reach of the Open Badge Standard, while exploring new models.

“I’m very pleased that IMS Global will be building from and contributing to the work we have supported on Open Badges,” said Dr. Connie Yowell, Director of Education at the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.

IMS Global is seeking to form a group of IMS Digital Credentialing charter members. Interested institutions, corporations and suppliers are invited to attend the upcoming IMS Learning Impact Leadership Institute in Atlanta, GA May 4-7 or contact the team at