Director of Administration, HASTAC
and the Digital Media and Learning Competition
In other words, says David Theo Goldberg, director of the MacArthur Digital Media and Learning Research Hub at the University of California, Irvine, and cofounder of HASTAC
, unlike a grade or even a diploma, a digital badge has the ability to identify what a student has learned along the way.
8220;Our competition seeks to advance solutions that build the trusted environments learners need online so they can safely and confidently access the rich learning opportunities the Internet affords,” said David Theo Goldberg, HASTAC
co-founder and director of the University of California Humanities Research Institute.
Davidson, a distinguished scholar of the history of technology and director of the Futures Initiative at City University of New York, co-founder of HASTAC
and National Humanities Council member; David Preston, a teacher who developed the Open Source Learning principles, tools and techniques that are being used in a growing number of K-12 schools and colleges; Rheingold and Zamora.
The director of social networking for HASTAC (Humanities, Arts, Science and Technology Alliance and Collaboratory)/MacArthur Foundation Digital Media and Learning Competition and a doctoral student at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill's School of Information and Library Science, said her book “provides a building block for anyone interested in designing open digital badge systems, and also for educators, policymakers, technologists, humanists, scholars and administrators who have a stake in how badge systems might impact learning, assessment and opportunities for lifelong learners.
Davidson, a leading figure in educational innovation and HASTAC co-founder notes: “We will never displace the Industrial Age invention of high stakes, multiple choice testing without a feasible alternative.
David Theo Goldberg, director of the University of California Humanities Research Institute, co-founder of HASTAC and executive director of UCHRI's Digital Media and Learning Research Hub, calls “What Counts as Learning” a “must read for anyone wanting to know about the ins and outs of badging, its benefits and challenges.
The open invitation for proposals is supported by the MacArthur Foundation through a grant to the University of California, Irvine, administered by HASTAC, an alliance of more than 14,000 humanists, artists, social scientists, scientists and technologists working together to transform the future of learning.
8220;The Aspen Institute Task Force on Learning and the Internet has highlighted the transformative role that digital media can play in helping every learner to reach his or her full potential,” said David Theo Goldberg, a HASTAC board member and the director of the University of California Humanities Research Institute.