BadgeOS, an open source framework for recognizing achievement, rewarding community engagement, and issuing digital badges, has been installed on thousands of sites, representing a full spectrum of life learning and activity.
Free course launches as part of HP Catalyst Academy, a federated network of mini-courses designed for busy STEMx education professionals. HP Catalyst Academy -- offered through a partnership of HP, the NMC and ISTE -- is built on BadgeOS and is a Verified Issuer of open badges through Credly.
Built on the BadgeOS platform and integrating Credly, CyberWise Certified is a new online learning program for educators, parents, and any adult who wants to learn to use digital media confidently and safely.
BadgeOS v1.1 is now available. The latest release permits even greater flexibility in integrating BadgeOS functions and achievements into your WordPress site, including a new approach to the review and tracking of member submissions.
Author and digital learning consultant Dr. Wes Fryer has released MacBook Maestro, a free, BadgeOS-powered and Credly-enabled website that helps individuals learn the features of Mac OS 10.8 Mountain Lion.
BadgeOS, Credly and related badging projects are featured prominently in a cover story about digital badges in the May 2013 issue of 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.