Digital Badges

Digital badges are an assessment and credentialing mechanism that is housed and managed online. Badges are designed to make visible and validate learning in both formal and informal settings, and hold the potential to help transform where and how learning is valued. 

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Learning For Change: President's Essay, 2011 Annual Report

What is the relevance of the Arab Spring to the work of the MacArthur Foundation? Given constant, often dramatic and unexpected, global change, MacArthur is committed to being ever more agile, creative, and adaptable in order ... Watch

"Chicago Girl Scouts Learn to Make Apps and Digital Badges"

From The Chronicle of Philanthropy
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"A Future Full of Badges"

From The Chronicle of Higher Education
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"Providence After-School Group Wins $75,000 Grant"

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Badges for Lifelong Learning Competition Winners Announced

The Competition links designers, entrepreneurs, technologists and educators with leading business and industry organizations to build digital badge systems and explore the ways badges can demonstrate knowledge and civic opportunities. Read More

Merit Badges for the Job Market

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Digital Badges Threaten Colleges' Monopoly on Credentials

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