It’s estimated that only about 10 percent of K-12 schools teach computer science. Some companies are trying to fill a void in American public education by teaching kids computer programming basics. The push comes amid projections that there will be far more tech sector jobs than computer science graduates to fill them.
After 18 months in the darkness of beta world, Mozilla’s Open Badges project stepped out into the light recently with the unveiling of Open Badges 1.0. But will the concept of organizations bestowing their own virtual endorsements for the mastery of skills hold up to critical examination from a world that, even in an information […]
The Boy Scout’s badges are something we’re all familiar with: accomplish a task, learn a craft, demonstrate a skill, and you’re awarded a badge. It’s a symbol of your achievement, and one that’s recognized and recognizable by others. The Mozilla Foundation and Peer-to-Peer University (P2PU), among others, are working to take the idea of merit-earned […]