What's the relationship between a Credential and a badge?

What is credit? Credit is an acknowledgement for any form of achievement. A Credit documents what was done to earn the recognition, the criteria that defines the accomplishment, evidence and testimonials showcasing why the Credit was deserved, as well as information about who issued the Credit. 

What is a badge?badge is a graphic which represents a Credit and celebrates the recognition the Credit bestows. A badge helps make Credit easily sharable and identifiable as it appears in a wide spectrum of locations and contexts, such as social media sites, resumes, and user profiles. 

Credit -- and the badges that represent Credit -- makes meaningful achievements and experiences visible to anyone, anywhere, anytime on the web, including current employers, instructors, peers and communities of shared interest.

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