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Revolutionary BadgeStack System Rewards Lifelong Skills and Community Involvement

Announcing the first and only standards-based system designed specifically for badge-empowered, formal and informal learning. The system rewards and recognizes skill and knowledge acquisition as well as social and professional engagement within a learning community.

BadgeStack System - Badge-empowered learning systemNew York, NY — September 1, 2011 — Today, LearningTimes, LLC, announced the launch of BadgeStack™, the first and only standards-based system designed specifically for badge-empowered, formal and informal learning. The revolutionary system rewards and recognizes skill and knowledge acquisition as well as social and professional engagement within a learning community.

In today’s ultra-connected and fast changing world, people learn both on their own, as well as from experts and communities, and they learn in formal and informal settings. Through BadgeStack, individual learning and community involvement are encouraged with authentic, real-world activities combined with direct engagement with peers and experts. Along the way, users are rewarded with digital "badges" they can showcase everywhere from Facebook, to LinkedIn to blogs or resumes.

"Badges help engage students in learning, and broaden the avenues for learners of all ages to acquire and demonstrate—as well as document and display—their skills," reports Jonathan Finkelstein, president and founder of LearningTimes."Our new BadgeStack system allows learners of all ages, from grade school students to working professionals, to earn badges and make their notable accomplishments visible to anyone and everyone."

Designed by educators, trainers, and gamers, BadgeStack is a new way of thinking about learning. BadgeStack empowers and encourages learners to master real-world skills and knowledge while engaging with peers and experts in a social give-and-take that builds community.

The BadgeStack system is an ideal vehicle for building learning experiences around existing materials, subject matter expertise and open educational resources (OER), and for recognizing the informal and social learning that happens both in and out of institutional settings.

Contact us today for more information and a BadgeStack demo.

About LearningTimes LearningTimes provides tools and expertise to the world’s most innovative organizations to create powerful interactive online learning experiences. More than 500 industry leaders like MIT, the Smithsonian Institution, Intuit, AASLH, AAM, and NASA, leverage the LearningTimes approach for badge-based learning, webcasts, online conferences, professional development training, and much more. Founded in 2002, LearningTimes is headquartered in New York, with offices in London, Philadelphia, Chicago and San Francisco.

For more information, contact John Walber at 888-222-9749 or info@learningtimes.com. Visit LearningTimes on the Web at http://www.learningtimes.com.

November 12, 2011  |   LearningTimes News

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