Student Awards: Digital Badges Make a Debut | Edutopia | Badges for Lifelong Learning |

Out of school learning opportunities are becoming more and more prevalent -- and less and less formal. Organizations like Girl Scouts still exist. So do new learning opportunities. Consider an outstanding high school student who is very interested in architecture, and who is working her way through some of the courses available on MITOpenCourseWare. Or a student who struggles in traditional classes but is interested in video game development, has taken Peer to Peer University courses in programming and game development, and has successfully created his own game.