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Learn about S2R Medals (Open Badges) at Mozilla Festival 2012 (London)

The Mozilla Festival is a magnet for people interested in learning about – and playing with – the future of the web.

Inspired by Mozilla’s aim to move people from using the web to making the web, DigitalMe will be hosting a Fireside chat about S2R Medals - a new way to recognise and reward skills.

This is an exciting new way to recognise and reward the skills young people develop by taking part in the S2R youth sports reporting programme. We know that through becoming a sports reporter young people develop confidence, improved speaking and listening skills, teamwork and resilience, as well as the maturity to become mentors and pass on their skills to others.

This DML Open Badges project will enable us to build a series of online ‘S2R Medals’ which recognise and reward these achievements and which young people can use to demonstrate their achievements on entering the world of work.

During the S2R Medals fireside chat, we will be sharing our experiences of using open badges. It is a great opportunity for educators and other organisations who are interested in badging to find out more, ask questions and share ideas.

A team of young reporters will also be capturing the event by interviewing exhibitors, speakers and delegates. They will be passing on their interviewing skills to adults in a Learning Lab on Sunday. So watch out for the team and let them know what you think of Moz Fest.

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