The successful DIG/IT initiative offered in New York City public high schools has been expanded to provide badge-based learning to more than 4,000 students in the 2012-2013 school year.
"NatureBadges: Nature & Science Badge System" is an exciting collaboration between the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History (NMNH) and LearningTimes. The team was awarded a grant from the Digital Media and Learning Competition 4 – Badges for Lifelong Learning competition for this important STEM badge-based learning program.
An online graduate-level course about the use of games and badges in learning is offered using BadgeOS, replete with Credly and Mozilla-compatible badges for the learners taking the course.
LearningTimes, in partnership with the DOE’s Office of Postsecondary Readiness, was tasked to develop a digital course that introduced students in transfer schools (second-chance high schools) to digital literacy skills while they develop their plans for college, careers, and life after high school, providing a relevant context in which to learn how the Internet can be used to enrich their lives.