DML Competition

DML Competition 4 - Badges for Lifelong Learning - Sponsored by MacArthur and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundations
The 4th Digital Media & Learning grant competition funded 30 projects to build a program that recognizes lifelong learning with digital badges. The competition announced winners in Spring of 2012 and is overseen by HASTAC, the Humanities, Arts, Science, Technology Alliance and Collaboratory.

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Mozilla Open Badges
Digital Badges are web-enabled credentials of learning or accomplishment. -Erin Knight, director of the Badge Alliance
Badges contain detailed claims about learning, links to actual evidence of learning, and they're shareable over the web. -Dan Hickey, DPD Project Lead Investigator
To me, digital badges represent the bridge between formal learning & informal structures. -Alex Halavais, DML research competition winner
Open Badges can help people tell a verifiable story about their accomplishments. -Nate Otto, DPD Project coordinator
Regardless of where you start, it’s more than likely you’ll end up somewhere other than your intended destination. That’s okay. Systems are living things, and your badge system needs to be flexible. You must embrace a bit of chaos in its design. -Carla Casilli, Director of Design + Practice at the Badge Alliance