Digital badges provide a transparent record of a person's achievements and the skills they have acquired. This transparency can help bridge the skills gap and align job seekers' capabilities with employer needs. The emergence of dedicated platforms and marketplaces for badge creation, issuance, and display has streamlined the process for organizations, educators, and learners. For instance, BadgeCert, launched in 2022, is a platform that makes it easy for organizations to create, issue, store, and share digital badges. It offers a variety of features, including badge applications, milestone badges, multilingual badges, and PDF badges.
Likewise, BadgeCollect, introduced in 2022, allows individuals and businesses to create, design, issue, and endorse Open Badges. It also offers a gamified experience to motivate learners. These platforms provide tools to design, issue, and manage digital badges effectively, propelling the growth and popularity of the market expansion.