LIVE SEP 10
11:00 AM PST/2:00 PM EST
How can digital badges connect our interests & passions both inside and outside formal education, and make lifelong learning pathways more visible?
About The Speaker(s)
- Craig Watkins studies young people’s social and digital media behaviors. He teaches at the University of Texas, Austin, in the departments of Radio-Television-Film, Sociology, and the Center for African and African American Studies. Craig is also a Faculty Fellow for the Division of Diversity and Community Engagement at the University of Texas at Austin. Craig is also a Principal Investigator on the Connected Learning Research Network (CLRN) project, The Digital Edge.
- Sybil Madison-Boyd ia the Learning Pathways Program Director with the Digital Youth Network at DePaul University and is examining how learning pathways can make transparent “possible futures” in ways that support agency and that can be translated across spaces in ways that “count”.
- Tim Riches is the CEO of DigitalMe, a nonprofit dedicated to designing and delivering high quality international learning projects using social media.
- Lucy Neale is the Project Director at DigitalMe, which runs the Supporter to Reporter (S2R) program — giving young people skills and confidence through sports reporting.
- Alejandro “Alex” Molina is Deputy Director of the Providence After School Alliance (PASA) and oversees the growth and implementation of PASA’s strategies.
- Marc Lesser is the Education Director at MOUSE, which empowers underserved youth to learn, lead and create with technology, preparing them with skills essential for their academic and career success.
- Mozilla’s Erin Knight on Open Badges and Connected Learning
- Badges and Connected Learning community on Google+
Ways to Participate
- Watch in realtime, connect with others, and ask questions on Livestream
- Chat on Twitter using #dmlbadges
- Watch & comment live on the Connected Learning G+ Page
Part of a Series:
Opening New Pathways to Opportunities