Past Event

Digital Media & Learning Competition Launch Event

September 15, 2011

7:30 a.m. - 10 a.m.

Washington, DC
Hirshhorn Art Museum
Independence Ave & 7th St, SW

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The MacArthur Foundation invites you to the launch of the fourth Digital Media and Learning Competition, "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 unlock job, educational and civic opportunities and open new pipelines for talent.

Supported by grants to the University of California at Irvine and the Mozilla Foundation, the competition will focus on building digital badges, a new tool for learning that will help identify skills mastered in formal and informal settings, virtually and in physical spaces, in schools and workplaces.

Since 2007, the competition has inspired designers, inventors, entrepreneurs, researchers and others to build digital media experiences that advance learning in the US and around the world.

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

Watch the announcement live.

Register for the event.

More information can be found on the Digital Media & Learning Competition website.

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