The Penn State University Libraries have been innovators in digital badges. This video explains the digital badges and what they are used for.
Penn State has its own badging system that you can use to earn different digital badges. There are many more badges than just the information literacy badges. However, we will direct you to the information literacy badges for the purpose of this guide on how to use the library.
Adding a digital badge to your learning pathway to earn is quite simple! A digital badge is broken down into a series of steps and each step is evaluated by a librarian where we look at your work and if you have met the learning outcomes for that badge. After you have successfully completed all of the steps the badge will be awarded to you. You can keep this badge within Penn State or export it to systems like the Mozilla backpack or even your LinkedIn profile!