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Case Studies: Badges in Action

Read about exemplary Open Badges initiatives that have piloted the use of digital badges to capture, promote, and communicate learning wherever it occurs– in schools, in communities, online, and all life long.

Chicago Summer of Learning

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Badges for Learning

In summer 2013, Chicago became the first city to issue badges for summer learning programs on a citywide basis. Read about how they did it and what lessons they learned.

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Providence After School Alliance

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Connecting Real Learning to Real Life

In January 2013, Providence After School Alliance launched an Open Badges system enabling students to convert the badges they earn in after school programs into school credit.

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Young Adult Library Services Association

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Promoting Skills for Working with Teens

The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) developed a badge system to recognize, improve, and enhance the skills of library staff working with teens.

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University of California at Davis

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Learner-Driven Badges

The UC Davis Sustainable Agriculture & Food Sys­tems (SA&FS) major designed a badge system that promotes work on core competencies and program requirements while sup­porting students’ individualized learning and achievements.

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Badges for Lifelong Learning

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Recognizing Relevant Skills and Competencies

Badges aren't just for youth and students. Adult learners--including veterans, teachers, and librarians--are using badges to showcase their skills and advance professionally.

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Bill Clinton

“For a person to remain competitive in today’s workforce, there must be continual learning. But traditional assessment tools are narrow in scope and often aren’t able to communicate everything a person knows or has achieved. In order to capture the many and often informal ways that students and workers acquire knowledge and skills, and to enable institutions to recognize their accomplishments, we must embrace a more modern and comprehensive credentialing system.”

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