How could Open Badges Transform ePortfolio Practices and Technologies

Looking at the history of ePortfolio practice and technologies over the last 10 years, one is entitled in asking: what has changed? Is the ePortfolio technology we have today that different from what we had 10 years ago? While there is certainly a wider spread of ePortfolios, have ePortfolios transformed practice or been assimilated by institutions?

Open Badges are the opportunity to reinvent ePortfolio technology and practice, and create the conditions for an effective shift of the locus of power from institutions to individuals and communities. Shall we be able to seize this opportunity?