Digital Badges

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Alliance to Increase Access To Open Badges

A MacArthur-supported network of organizations building a new culture of credentialing and learning has committed to increase access to opportunities in education and the workforce using open badges to 10 million students and workers worldwide. Read More
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Digital Badges Help Young People, Adults Demonstrate Skills

A report from the Alliance for Excellent Education and the Mozilla Foundation details how a MacArthur-supported initiative to expand use of digital badges can improve learning and outcomes for students and adults. Read More
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What is a Badge?

How do we recognize and value the way we learn today? Badges are a new idea to recognize the learning that happens anywhere and share it in the places that matter. Read More
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Better Futures for 2 Million Americans Through Open Badges

President Bill Clinton announced a Clinton Global Initiative Commitment to Action to massively expand access to a new method of academic and technical skills assessment known as Open Badges. Read More
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Mozilla Launches Open-Source Digital Badge Software

Open Badges software allows any organization to issue verified online learning badges and any individual to receive and collect those badges. Read More
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Chicago Children to Earn Digital 'Badges' in Citywide Learning Initiative

More than 143 organizations have joined the Summer of Learning initiative, offering summer programs for thousands of children. Read More
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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 ... Read More
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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
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DML Competition and Badges for Lifelong Learning: An Open Conversation

Created in 2007, the Digital Media and Learning Competition is designed to find and inspire the most innovative uses of new media in support of connected learning. Read More
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Digital Media & Learning Competition Provides $2 Million for Innovations in Digital Badges

Digital badges can be used to help people learn; demonstrate their skills and knowledge; unlock job, education and civic opportunities, and open new pipelines to talent. Read More