What We Learned: The Sprout Fund & Digital Badges
Sharing a new collection of resources covering the history of digital badges in Pittsburgh, plus key considerations and design principles for developing high-quality digital badges for learning.
Bringing Everyone to the Badging Table
Digital badges haven’t quite wedged their way into the workforce the way advocates expected, but they have momentum.
Learning STEAM in Style
Fashion design is a natural companion to the maker and STEAM movements. It calls for risk, creativity, and technical precision, and there is plenty of the latter when it comes to e-fashion.
This Summer, Pittsburgh Becomes a Citywide Campus for Learning
It isn’t Pittsburgh’s first conversion into a living campus, but it is the largest. After a trial run last summer, and armed with a new grant from the MacArthur Foundation, the Sprout Fund tweaked and expanded Cities of Learning to ready the initiative for 2015.
Digital Badges—Here to Stay?
Experts say the learning kids are doing on their own time, outside of schools, needs more attention. How do we recognize this learning? How do we take better advantage of the new kinds of information and online collaboration available to today’s young people? One possible answer that got some traction in 2014 is Open Badges.
For Urban Kids, the City is a Campus for Learning
How four cities are using their home turf to connect more kids with learning opportunities and to document what they learn with digital badges.
Why We’re Making Our City a Summer Camp
Today is National Summer Learning Day. We’ve launched Pittsburgh’s City of Learning initiative to ensure learning doesn’t stop when school lets out.