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Lynbrook HS Students Earn 19 Intel Badges

Lynbrook HS Students Earn 19 Intel Badges | Badges for Lifelong Learning | Scoop.it

Lynbrook High School students who entered the 2013 Intel Science Talent Search recently earned a total of 19 digital badges.

This is the first year that Intel and the Society for Science & the Public introduced a digital badging system to recognize special student achievement. The concept of digital badging was instituted as a means to inspire learning, confirm accomplishment and validate the acquisition of knowledge or skills.


Three categories of badges were awarded. Each student who entered the competition received an entry badge, indicating that they had met all of the rigorous requirements of the competition. Initiative badges were awarded to students to acknowledge exceptional accomplishments relative to available resources. Report badges recognized exceptionally well-written college-level reports.

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SSP Issues First Set of Digital Badges for Achievements in Hands-On Research - Society for Science & Public

SSP Issues First Set of Digital Badges for Achievements in Hands-On Research - Society for Science & Public | Badges for Lifelong Learning | Scoop.it
This past summer, Intel and Society for Science & the Public won a joint grant for $150,000 in the fourth Digital Media and Learning Competition, held in conjunction with the Mozilla Foundation and supported by the MacArthur Foundation.
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The Open Badges project is intended to help recognize skills and achievements that are gained outside of the official school or work setting with the goal of improving academic achievement, economic opportunity, civic engagement, and opportunities for lifelong learning. These badges, while issued from different organizations and for different achievements, are being designed as part of an interoperable system that will provide verifiable, standard data that is technically compatible across multiple platforms.

 

In December, the first set of Intel ISEF badges was issued.  A subset of volunteers, judges, and students (high school juniors) who participated in the Intel ISEF 2012 served as a beta test group in preparation for the real-time launch of the program for the Intel STS 2013. Verified entrants, semifinalists, finalists, and top winners of the Intel STS will receive the appropriate digital badge to reward their achievements in independent scientific and engineering research.  

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The Open Badges Resume: The Most Prestigious Badges You Can Earn - Online College.org

The Open Badges Resume: The Most Prestigious Badges You Can Earn - Online College.org | Badges for Lifelong Learning | Scoop.it
Even though badges are still in their infancy, a class of them have emerged that will make employers and admissions counselors take notice.
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Online Colleges looks at the potential for badges to influence employment. 

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