Connect, Create, Collaborate: Badges for Lifelong Learning

Tweet A version of this post originally appeared on the YALS site on Tuesday, December 25. Have you heard about YALSA’s badges project – a project funded by the MacArthur Foundation; Mozilla; and the Humanities, Arts, Sciences and Technology Advanced Collaboratory (HASTAC). The monies give YALSA the chance to develop a set of badges to … Continue reading Connect, Create, Collaborate: Badges for Lifelong Learning

YALSA Podcast #104: Badges for Lifelong Learning

Tweet This episode’s guest is Erin Knight, Learning Director for the Mozilla Foundation. Erin walks us through all the ins and outs of Mozilla’s new education initiative Badges for Lifelong Learning, a developing system that will enable users to highlight and gain recognition for specialized learning and achievements outside the standard classroom or workplace. Badges … Continue reading YALSA Podcast #104: Badges for Lifelong Learning

Going Back to School With Badges

Tweet It’s that time. I know you know. Back to school. It’s also time to give YALSAblog readers an update on the YALSA professional development badging project. A project that will give library staff working with teens a chance to continue their learning about working with teens successfully. As many readers know, for about a … Continue reading Going Back to School With Badges

YALSA Badges: Lots Learned So Far

Tweet Last week members of the YALSA Badges for Lifelong Learning team participated in meetings all about badges and badging systems. The meetings brought together those awarded funding as a part of the Digital Media and Learning Badges project and included presentations by badge programs such as Who Built America and LevelUp and opportunities to … Continue reading YALSA Badges: Lots Learned So Far

What’s the Latest With YALSA Badges?

Tweet We’ve been talking a lot about badges on the YALSAblog but haven’t given readers much of an update on what’s going on with the association’s badge project. First, we’ve just made an Xtranormal video with a bit of information about how the project is going to work. Check it out below:

Badges Outside of School

Tweet In this post in the YALSAblog series on badging programs we look at the way that programs that serve teens in their out of school hours are integrating badges into their programs and services. There are a lot of interesting ways these programs are using badges and they can serve as models for libraries … Continue reading Badges Outside of School

Why Badges in School?

Tweet For the past few weeks, and for the next few weeks, the YALSAblog is talking about badges. This week our focus is on the positive impact of badge programs in school environments. An example of a school-based badge program is the New York City Department of Education’s course called DIG/IT. This course prepares students … Continue reading Why Badges in School?

The Future of Badges, Resumes, and Professional Credentials

Tweet In our ongoing series of blog posts on badges, this week we thought it would be interesting to gaze into our crystal ball and look at what experts are saying about the future of badging and professional credentials. What will happen to resumes, college transcripts, and other traditional forms of credentialing in a world … Continue reading The Future of Badges, Resumes, and Professional Credentials

Showing What You Know With YALSA Badges

Tweet Over the past few months you’ve probably heard about the association’s new Badges for Lifelong Learning project. As YALSA develops badges that you’ll be able to earn online to demonstrate your knowledge and skill related to the association’s Competencies for Serving Youth in Libraries, we thought it would be helpful to regularly provide information … Continue reading Showing What You Know With YALSA Badges

Badges Meets Connect Create Collaborate

Tweet In this five minute interview learn from YALSA President Jack Martin about YALSA’s Badges for Lifelong Learning project which gives library staff the opportunity to gain skills related to the association’s Competencies for Serving Youth in Libraries. The project is funded by HASTAC, Mozilla, and the MacArthur Foundation. An interview with Jack Martin on … Continue reading Badges Meets Connect Create Collaborate