Badges for Lifelong Learning
HASTAC helped organize this series of conversations about digital badges on ConnectedLearning.tv.
Today, more than ever, traditional modes of assessment fail to capture the learning that happens everywhere and at every age. Digital badges are a powerful new tool for identifying and validating the rich array of peoples’ skills, knowledge, accomplishments and competencies. Join us throughout the month for a series of webinars and Twitter chats on why a wide range of learners are turning to digital badges as pathways to new academic and economic opportunities.
How are we using badges to enable a complex, robust ecology of learning to support more just and equitable social futures?
In 2013, the Mozilla Open Badges team worked with the city of Chicago Mayor's Office, the MacArthur Foundation and many other youth-serving organizations to launch an amazing and exciting learning campaign called the Chicago Summer of Learning (CSOL).
At the 2013 Digital Media and Learning Conference, Connie Yowell and Cathy Davidson particpated in a panel reflecting on badges for lifelong learning and the fourth Digital Media and Learning Competition. Below you can see a video of both of their remarks, and we have also included the presentation from Cathy's talk.The Society for Science and the Public (SSP) is currently searching for a new project manager and front-end developer for an award-winning badging program. SSP and Intel are Badges for Lifelong Learning Competition grantees, and have issued more than 3,000 badges to students participating in the...United Kingdom