Thoughtful review of badges in the news by Christine Cupaiuolo at Spotlight on Digital Media and Learning. An excerpt:
"The Future of Digital Badges for Learning: Jonathan Finkelstein, founder of LearningTimes and director of the BadgeStack Project, an open-source badge-based learning platform, recently spoke with Under Secretary of Education Martha J. Kanter about digital badges and the role they can play in education and workforce development. They hypothesized how these landscapes might change if badges became commonplace. Check out BadgeStack.com for a look at how the New York City Department of Education, the Smithsonian Institution and other groups are using badges right now."