Why Should You Care About Badges?

Wednesday, September 4, 2013 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

How are we using badges to enable a complex, robust ecology of learning to support more just & equitable social futures?


About The Speaker(s)

  • Cathy N. Davidson, a distinguished scholar of the history of technology and recently appointed to the National Humanities Council by President Obama, is a leading innovator of new ideas and methods for learning and professional development--in school, in the workplace, and in everyday life. She is cofounding director of the 11,000+ member international digital learning network HASTAC (“haystack”), Humanities, Arts, Technology, and Science Alliance and Collaboratory, whose motto is “Difference is our operating system,” and co-directs the annual HASTAC/MacArthur Foundation Digital Media and Learning Competitions.
  • Jim Diamond is a researcher at the EDC/Center for Children & Technology in NYC and a Digital Media and Learning Research Competition on Badging and Badge Systems Development grantee.


Video: What Is a Badge?


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