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January Badges for Lifelong Learning Deadlines

January Badges for Lifelong Learning Deadlines

Please note January's major deadlines for the Badges for Lifelong Learning Competition. Details below....

January 5: Webinar on Stage 2: Badge System Models and Design

January 6: Research Competition applications due

January 17: Badges for Lifelong Learning Stage 2 applications due

TBD: Teacher Mastery Stage 2 applications due


Webinar: Stage 2 Preparation: Badge System Models and Design

Thursday, January 5, 2012 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM EST

In this webinar for prospective Stage Two badge design applicants, we will delve deeper into the badge conversation and explore badge system design and development considerations. We will review different models of existing badge systems and discuss general guidelines and best practices. We will also walk prospective applicants through content, technological and team characteristics that should be considered when developing a badge system and putting together a proposal for Stage 2.

Badges, Trophies, and Achievements: Recognition and Accreditation for Informal and Interest-Driven Learning Research Competition

Applications are due by Friday, January 6th at 5pm PST/8pm EST

Please note that although we will make every effort to assist applicants with questions and technical problems on the final day of the Competition, due to expected volume, we cannot make any promises. The application system is open now and we advise applicants not to wait until the last moment to submit.  Please note that once you submit your application, you can continue to edit it and make changes until the close at 5pm PST on January 6th.  

For information on how to apply, please visit  When creating your application in FastApps, please make sure to select the appropriate application fro the specific research competition you're applying to. Options are:

Badges, Trophies, and Achievements - Research Grant
Badges, Trophies, and Achievements - Doctoral Student Grant
Badges, Trophies, and Achievements - Student Writing Prize
Badges, Trophies, and Achievements - Faculty Writing Prize

Badges for Lifelong Learning Stage 2

Submissions for Stage Two are due no later than January 17, 2012 at 5pm PST.

Full information:
Additional information:

Stage Two (design and technology stage) seeks organizations, teams, or individuals skilled in the design of badge systems and implementation of badge technology to submit early prototypes for badging systems based on the learning content or programs developed by winning applicants from Stage One and official Competition collaborators.**

Teacher Mastery and Feedback Badge Competition Stage 2

Full information:
Deadline: TBD
Application requirements: 1,500 word written proposal plus visual materials that graphically represent the badge design submission.

In Stage Two, applicants will be encouraged to submit proposals that map out what a teacher mastery and feedback badging system would look like, how it would operate, what benefits and challenges it would present, and the design and implementation process it would incorporate. The proposed badging systems should be based on, and fully interoperable with, Mozilla¹s Open Badge Infrastructure.

If you have any questions or concerns, simply email your inquiry to us at

The Digital Media and Learning Competition Team

Connect with the Digital Media and Learning Competition:

Winners' Hub:  
Badges Group:
Hashtags: #dmlbadges and #openbadges


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