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Revolutionizing learning: Mozilla's Open Badges project

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Nielsio Posted: Thu, May 10 2012 4:58 PM

Mozilla's Open Badges project | by Chris McAvoy

http://openbadges.org

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Wheylous replied on Thu, May 10 2012 6:49 PM

For people who believe in the free market, we sure don't know how to sell things.

Summaries, my friend. Summaries.

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Fephisto replied on Thu, May 10 2012 7:43 PM

Wheylous:  it's basically an IRL achievements ( in the videogame sense http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Achievement_%28video_gaming%29 ) leaderboard.

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Fephisto replied on Thu, May 10 2012 7:44 PM

Also, don't superbetter and Kwestr already do this Nielsio?

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that would be awesome if this website had this!

“Since people are concerned that ‘X’ will not be provided, ‘X’ will naturally be provided by those who are concerned by its absence."
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Nielsio replied on Thu, May 10 2012 8:13 PM

Hi Fephisto,

 

I hadn't heard of those two sites, but after quickly checking them out it looks like those sites are for setting up your own goals and testing them, whereas Mozilla is trying to allow individuals and institutions to set goals for others, test them, and have a way that third parties can reliably find out about it. They're basically trying to allow anyone to create certifications (and/or mini-certifications), except also with the other advantages of the digital world, namely easy verification.

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Nielsio replied on Thu, May 10 2012 8:14 PM

kelvin_silva,

I emailed Daniel James Sanchez about this as soon as I found out (for the Mises Institute).

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Wheylous:

For people who believe in the free market, we sure don't know how to sell things.

Summaries, my friend. Summaries.

hehe.  We should make some kind of poster of this and put it all over the libertarian reddits.

 

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