Open Badges and micro credentials can be used to validate any experience. They are digital and free for anyone to issue and earn. They fill a gap in non-formal and informal education, providing recognition of learning.
Validation of experience
Gamification is using game elements in non-game contexts. Nowadays, it helps to increase participation and engagement of learners. Besides game elements, gamification could also mean the use of game design or/and mechanics. Basically, using anything from games in different contexts to help us transform a ‘boring experience’ into one that is more immersive and fun!