Review of Digital Badges in Computer Science Literature and Applications

  • I. Zsigmond Department of Computer Science, Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science, Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
  • B. Lorincz Department of Mathematics and Computer Science of the Hungarian Line, Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science, Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
  • A.E. Molnar Department of Mathematics and Computer Science of the Hungarian Line, Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science, Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania


In the increasingly researched field of gamification, that is the application of the game design elements in no game contexts, one of the most used techniques is the use of digital badges. Through this paper, we conducted a literature review on the use and effectiveness of badges. We include other literature reviews, empirical case studies, and application reports. This analysis shows the widespread use, the different types and specialized nature of digital badges throughout the private and public sectors.


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How to Cite
ZSIGMOND, I.; LORINCZ, B.; MOLNAR, A.E.. Review of Digital Badges in Computer Science Literature and Applications. Studia Universitatis Babeș-Bolyai Informatica, [S.l.], v. 65, n. 1, p. 17-32, apr. 2020. ISSN 2065-9601. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 27 sep. 2020. doi: