YALSA Wins MacArthur Foundation Competition, Will Use Mozilla Software to Supercharge Learning

Posted on March 2, 2012 by

From the Mozilla Blog:

The Badges for Lifelong Learning Competition winners were announced yesterday at the Digital Media and Learning Conference in San Francisco. The winners—awarded grants ranging from $25,000 to $175,000 —will use Mozilla’s new free and open source “Open Badges” software to issue, manage and display digital badges for learning across the Web.

The competition brought together Web developers, designers and technologists with educators, online learning innovators and collaborators that range from NASA, the U.S. Department of Education and the Girl Scouts of America to Intel, Disney-Pixar and Motorola.

One of the Winners:

The Young Adult Library Services Association’s Badge Program will help librarians develop the skills they need to meet the needs of 21st century teens.

Complete List of the 3o Winners

Learn More About the Open Badge Program

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