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Like Cool Awards? I do too! Mozilla’s Open Badge Project | Billy Meinke

Like Cool Awards?  I do too! Mozilla’s Open Badge Project | Billy Meinke | Badges for Lifelong Learning | Scoop.it

Over the next couple of weeks I’ll be reviewing the resource available to developers, looking to contribute to the ease-of-use and accessibility of the materials. The folks at Mozilla have put a great deal of time into their work, and my goal is to simply help developers and other interested participants find the information they need. I’ll have a follow-up post about my progress shortly.

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Mozilla’s Open Badges Project: A New Way to Recognize Learning | MindShift

Mozilla’s Open Badges Project: A New Way to Recognize Learning | MindShift | Badges for Lifelong Learning | Scoop.it

The Mozilla Foundation and Peer-to-Peer University (P2PU), among others, are working to take the idea of merit-earned badges and build a framework around which they can be used as alternative but accepted forms of certification.

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'Certification' Revisited | Erin Knight

There are so many important skills and competencies, some age-old and some new(ish) in today’s world, that are not currently captured or acknowledged. Things like the often referenced 21st Century Skills, or New Media Literacies, which cover everything from information organization and evaluation, to negotiation and trial-and-error prototyping. Or the “soft” skills like critical thinking and teamwork.

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Badges will unlock higher-education alternatives

Badges will unlock higher-education alternatives | Badges for Lifelong Learning | Scoop.it

How do we do better and create a “new ecology of learning? Accreditation is the key to making alternatives work. 

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