Badging as Lifelong Learning

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Here is a preview of ForAllLearners, a tool to help learners navigate all their learning experiences throughout their lifetime. ForAllLearners will allow learners to:

(1) capture learning artifacts to permanently record evidence of their learning,

(2) reflect on learning experiences to continuously refine their own story of who they are and who they want to be and

(3) plan their next steps in pursuing their passions and interests to construct a path toward the life they want to live and the person they want to be.

Badging as credentialing supports learning from the point of view of employers, schools and others that control opportunities. By specifying what credentials are desirable for a job, school admission or program participation, badges provides a way for these organizations to communicate what skills they believe are valuable.

Badging for learning supports learning from the point of view of teachers. By sharing the teacher’s perspective on a learner’s progress, badges provide learning artifacts and milestones to guide the learner as they participate in a learning activity.

Badging as lifelong learning supports learning from the point of view of learners. By helping learners record, reflect and plan their learning experiences, badges provide a way for learners to take ownership of their own lifelong learning.

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