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Links 1 through 10 of 13 by Amy Ferguson tagged badges

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"The project intends to document the badge design principles that emerge from the Badges for Lifelong Learning initiative sponsored by the MacArthur Foundation’s Digital Media and Learning program." .... "Our overall goal is identifying appropriate practices for using badges in particular learning contexts."

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"The mechanical MOOC will combine features of the open education projects in their first eight-week course, called A Gentle Introduction to Python. Content will be delivered by MIT OpenCourseWare, communities can engage through OpenStudy and exercises will be produced by Codecademy, all while Peer 2 Peer University is managing an email list that will help coordinate student activity." "Course participants will be given the opportunity to earn badges through Codecademy, as well as recognition of collaborative skills through OpenStudy’s SmartScore. "

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An open platform for creating, maintaining and issuing badges

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The badge system, moreover, isn't just a transcript, CV, and work portfolio rolled together into a cool digital package. It's also a way to structure the process of education itself. Students will be able to customize learning goals within the larger curricular framework, integrate continuing peer and faculty feedback about their progress toward achieving those goals, and tailor the way badges and the metadata within them are displayed to the outside world. Students won't just earn badges—they'll build them, in an act of continuous learning.

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Inspired, we decided to do an experiment: gather 400 tinkerers, hackers and makers in Barcelona, half from the world of the web and half from the world of learning, to see what they might build. We called it the Mozilla Learning Freedom and the Web Festival.

We asked Anya Kamenetz – and the participants of the Mozilla Festival – to take a snapshot of this experiment in action. The result is this book and the accompanying web app.

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White paper by The Mozilla Foundation and Peer 2 Peer University, in collaboration with The MacArthur Foundation

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