digital badges

Code Boot Camps:  a New Approach to Workforce Development?

Code Boot Camps: a New Approach to Workforce Development?

The New York Times recently ran a piece on a new type of training institution for technology workers, code boot camps.  They are high-pressure and costly, but the seem to deliver results: These boot camps reflect the start-up ethic: small for-profit enterprises that are fast (classes are two to four months), nimble (revising curriculum to […]

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UC Davis Embraces Digital Badges

UC Davis Embraces Digital Badges

Inside Higher Education reports that the University of California at Davis reports early success with its efforts to incorporate digital badges into its curriculum: The idea was hatched as the university worked toward the 2011 launch of the sustainable ag major. It’s an ambitious interdisciplinary program, featuring collaboration among eight departments in the university’s College […]

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Chicago’s Summer of Learning:  the Latest Application of Badges

Chicago’s Summer of Learning: the Latest Application of Badges

A recent post at HASTAC (the Humanities, Arts Science and Technology Alliance and Collaboratory) described the latest application of digital learning badges:  Chicago’s Summer of Learning. In 2013, the Mozilla Open Badges team worked with the city of Chicago Mayor’s Office, the MacArthur Foundation and many other youth-serving organizations to launch an amazing and exciting learning campaign […]

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Clinton Global Initiative Gets Behind Open Badges for Workforce Development

Clinton Global Initiative Gets Behind Open Badges for Workforce Development

The Humanities, Arts, Science & Technology Advanced Collaboratory (HASTAC) announced that the Clinton Global Initiative is getting behind the digital badges movement: Open Badges has the potential for in-depth, verifiable credentialing of 21st Century skills no matter where they are learned – in school, in the community, on the job, or online. That creates new […]

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Providence, RI Schools to Award Digital Badges for Student Work

Providence, RI Schools to Award Digital Badges for Student Work

We’ve posted before about the potential for digital badges to revolutionize workforce development.  Here’s another sign that the revolution has begun: A collaborative project between a nonprofit organization, the Providence After School Alliance, or PASA, and the 23,500-student Providence district is allowing students to engage in for-credit, badge-earning learning experiences outside school. Examples range from […]

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