Commitment to Action

Digital Badges: Unlocking Two Million Better Futures

Commitment by

MacArthur Foundation

In 2013, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, Mozilla, and HASTAC committed to providing the information, technical assistance, and support needed to enable employers, institutions of higher learning, school districts and other organizations to begin using digital badges as a method of recognition and assessment for university admittance, credentialing, and employer hiring and promotion. Over the three years of this commitment, these new badging opportunities will re-imagine how employers and educational institutions assess and recognize what a person knows and can do, creating new paths to college and career advancement for one million students and one million workers.

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Commitment

Digital Badges: Unlocking Two Million Better Futures

Launched

2013

Est. Duration

3 years

Estimated Total Value

$19,000,000

Region

Northern America

Countries

United States

Commitment by

MacArthur Foundation

Partner(s) of the Commitment Maker(s)

Cities of Learning, Blackboard, The Badge Alliance, Afterschool Alliance, Mozilla Corporation, HASTAC, Pearson Plc