BadgeOS, Credly and related badging projects were featured prominently in a cover story about digital badges in the May 2013 issue of the THE Journal. The article, entitled, “Digital Badges: Career/College Readiness,” quoted BadgeOS Project Director Jonathan Finkelstein.
The Center for the Future of Museums is offering recognition to anyone attending the American Alliance of Museums (AAM) Annual Meeting in Baltimore who attends any four of the sessions listed in the 2013 edition of CFM’s “Guide to the Future at the Annual Meeting,” and submits an insight, favorite quote or key take-away.
The “BadgeOS Community Add-on” integrates core BadgeOS features into WordPress sites running BuddyPress and bbPress. The incredibly powerful addition to the BadgeOS family allows site members to complete achievements and earn badges based on a wide range of community activity and triggers.
The Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access hosted an event for the museum community entitled, “Rewarding Museum Participation and Learning: New Approaches.” The program featured a talk by: Maxwell L. Anderson, the Eugene McDermott Director of the Dallas Museum of Art; Jonathan Finkelstein, director of the BadgeOS Project; and educators from three Smithsonian museums conducting badge-based initiatives.
American Association for State and Local History (AASLH) offers a program called Project Management for History Professionals, which is a series of workshops providing formal project management training to history professionals. The program utilizes a BadgeOS-powered WordPress site as the home for of the online learning activities and discussions.
A comprehensive paper about the new DMA Friends program at the Dallas Museum of Art. “At the heart of DMA Friends is a relationship management system that is a modified version of BadgeOS … This system is the primary source of interaction for all systems and is the engine driving feedback for visitor engagement. Visitors are registered, engagement recognized, credit earned, and rewards redeemed through this system.”
Adopting online game design techniques, New York City’s YMCA has created a dynamic badge system built on BadgeOS that motivates, recognizes and rewards young people’s MVP levels while helping them to create life-long healthy habits.
The Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence is using the innovative BadgeOS platform to expand The RULER Approach emotional literacy curricula to include an online teacher certification process.
Using BadgeOS, Muhlenberg College enhanced their HYPE Program this year to include badges to recognize participants’ accomplishments. HYPE develops leadership and community advocacy skills in local high school students through documentary filmmaking.
Using BadgeOS, Longwood University in Farmville, Va., is offering a post-secondary readiness MOOC program for high-school students this year. The noncredit course, called “5 Skills You Need to Succeed: What Employers Want You to Know,” teaches communication and presentation skills, critical thinking, interpersonal and intrapersonal skills, and how to successfully navigate the work world.
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