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Watch the live announcement of the fourth Digital Media & Learning Competition on

Watch the live announcement of the fourth Digital Media & Learning Competition on

Digital Media and Learning Competition 4: Badges for Lifelong Learning

The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, in collaboration with Mozilla and HASTAC, invite you to an event on September 15th at the Hirshhorn Museum in Washington, DC and online at to explore the potential of Badges for Lifelong Learning. Badges are a new assessment tool that will help identify skills mastered in formal and informal settings, virtually and in physical spaces, and in schools, workplaces and communities.

Today learning happens anytime, anyplace, at any age. How can 21st century learners demonstrate their knowledge and skills? Digital badges can inspire learning, unlock jobs, educational and civic opportunities and open new pipelines for talent. The event will feature the announcement of the 4th Digital Media and Learning competition which will provide up to $2 million in grants for innovations in the use of Badges for Learning.

Watch the live video stream from the Hirshhorn Museum in Washington at from 9:00am to 10:30am EDT on September 15th.

Featured speakers include:

  • The Honorable Arne Duncan, Secretary, U.S. Department of Education
  • Charles F. Bolden, Jr., Administrator, NASA
  • Emily Stover DeRocco, President, The Manufacturing Institute and the National Center for the American Workforce
  • Mark Surman, Executive Director, Mozilla Foundation

Learn more about the Digital Media & Learning Competition at View or download a brochure of past winners here.



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