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At first glance, the word “badge” may conjure up images of a Girl Scout’s sash, featuring material badges that demonstrate her achievements. While the concept is similar, today’s badges are digital credentials that represent skills, interests, and achievements earned by an individual through specific projects, programs, courses, or other activities. There is a learning ecosystem behind the badges that make them powerful and connected qualifications made up of badge “issuers,” badge “earners,” and badge “consumers.”
Join our panel to learn about the implications of digital badges for education, youth development, and workforce training. More than fifteen major national organizations have made commitments to use badges since the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, Mozilla, and the Humanities, Arts, Science, and Technology Alliance and Collaboratory (HASTAC) set a goal of using badges to expand opportunities for at least one million workers and one million students by 2016 as part of the Two Million Better Futures challenge announced last year by the Clinton Global Initiative.
- The basics of digital badges and their potential
- How foundations cans stay abreast of and respond to changes in the digital media learning landscape
- How organizations such as the Educational Testing Service, Blackboard, and Cities of Learning use badges to recognize achievement in the work place, schools, and community-based organizations
- How cities and school districts are using badges to demonstrate learning and expand assessment
- Programs in non-profit organizations that use badges to verify and document skills achieved by their participants
- Carla Casilli, Director of Design and Practice, Badge Alliance
- Jennifer Humke, Program Officer, Digital Media and Learning, John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
- Halima Johnson, Digital Education Coordinator, Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum
- Megan McAllister (Moderator), Program Officer, Altman Foundation
- Tawakalitu Mitchell, Director of Education Policy and Partnerships, Office of Mayor Rahm Emanuel, City of Chicago
All interested funders.
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- Deutsche Bank Americas Foundation
- Hive Digital Media Learning Fund in The New York Community Trust
- New York City Youth Funders
- NYC Workforce Funders
- David Rockefeller Fund
- Stavros Niarchos Foundation